World Social Work Day

Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day is on the 17th March 2020. It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to advance our common message globally. This year, the 2020 World Social Day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. This is the fourth and final theme of the 2010 to 2020 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social DevelopmentPromoting the Importance of Human Relationships.

(Excerpted from: https://www.ifsw.org/social-work-action/world-social-work-day/world-social-work-day-2020/)

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