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Saturday, 12 December 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Social Work

Opportunities and Challenges .....
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The global community has now adopted a global 2030 agenda for the next 15 years with 17 goals and 169 targets. Malaysian Prime Minister was one among the 150 world leaders who agreed on this on Sept 25, 2015.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) now has become a collective journey of both developed and the developing countries of the world. While there is a strong emphasis on economic and social development it is now balanced with a commitment for sustainable management of natural resources in a just and equitable way. The global tag line is “no one will be left behind” meaning that everyone irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, and geographical location, political or religious association- all are include.

The orientation is towards a people centred development which is human rights based, ensuring that every human person is treated with dignity. The comprehensive interface of local communities including women, young people and children, disabled people, indigenous communities is based on equal opportunities and outcomes. In this context both theory and practice of social workers is impacted by a human rights and sustainability framework.

Therefore, there are implications for how social workers in Malaysia undertake their role in case work, group work and community work. This MASW dialogue will explores both the new opportunities and challenges in adopting to SDGs in the Malaysian context..

MASW Social Work Dialogue Session 2015

Opportunities and Challenges for
Social Work Practice in Malaysia
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Social Work

Date : 19th December (Saturday) 2015
Time : 9.30 am - 12.00 pm
Speaker : Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA - UKM), Exco Member - Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW)

Expert panel : Response by panel to facilitate discussion

Place : Brickfields Asia College, (PJ Campus) VSQ @PJ City Centre, B-2, G-Floor, Jalan Utara Section 14, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

A public service to create awareness and understanding of social work issues by the Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW)

Please confirm attendance by 14th Dec 2015
:  012-684-6937​ or

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