Dr. Peter Szto of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work (GASSW) led five students and a colleague to participate in the 35th "Social Work Day at the United Nations", March 25-26, in New York City.
The annual event was co-sponsored by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) to celebrate professional social work practice around the world.
The two day conference involved a symposium held at Fordham University and workshops organized by local students to discuss “Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change, and Social Work.” A parallel meeting was held for faculty on “Ensuring International Content for all Social Work Students.” The Katherine A. Kendall Institute of the Council on Social Work Education along with the IASSW co-sponsored this special roundtable. The purpose was to engage in critical discourse to generate global ideas for social work education.
On the second day, 700 faculty, students, and practitioners met at the U.N. headquarters to hear world leaders address how social workers can advocate for environmental justice.
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