Mission Statement

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The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) is an international association of institutions of social work education, organisations supporting social work education and social work educators. Its mission is:

To develop and promote excellence in social work education, research and scholarship globally in order to enhance human well being.
To create and maintain a dynamic community of social work educators and their programmes.
To support and facilitate participation in mutual exchanges of information and expertise.
To represent social work education at the international level.
In fulfilling its mission, IASSW adheres to all United Nations Declarations and Conventions on human rights, recognising that respect for the inalienable rights of the individual is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace.

Members of IASSW are united in their obligation to the continued pursuit of social justice and social development. In carrying out its mission, IASSW fosters cooperation, collegiality and interdependence among its members and with others.

The Board of IASSW would like to hear your views on how this mission statement can be operationalized in your country.

Please forward your feedback to the Secretary of IASSW, Dr. Barbara Shank , at [email protected]