The Armenian Association of Social Workers joined the International Federation of Social Workers in 2005. IFSW is a global organization, representing 90 national associations of social workers who share the desire to strive for “social justice, human rights, and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and the facilitation of international cooperation.” The IFSW also has formal consultative status with the United Nations and other global entities.
The International Federation of Social Workers recognises that social work originates variously from humanitarian, religious and democratic ideals and philosophies; and that it has universal application to meet human needs arising from personal-societal interactions, and to develop human potential.
Professional social workers are dedicated to service for the welfare and self-fulfilment of human beings; to the development and disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human behaviour and society; to the development of resources to meet individual, group, national and international needs and aspirations; to the enhancement and improvement of the quality of life of people; and to the achievement of social justice.
Learn more about the IFSW from here.