Global community practice for the global agenda

Manohar Pawar, Marie Weil

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This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global Agenda for social work. Second, it illustrates the utility of the term 'global practice' as a progressive, comprehensive, and future-oriented term that encompasses social work and social, economic, and sustainable development at multiple levels: local, national, regional, international, multinational, and global. Third, it discusses ways of moving forward on the Global Agenda at multiple levels through an integrated perspectives framework consisting of global, ecological, human rights, and social development perspectives to guide practice. Finally, it concludes that global practice and the Global Agenda need to be translated into local level social work and development practice and local level agendas, making a case for social work and sustainable social development leadership and practice at grassroots and national levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopaedia of Social Work
EditorsEsther Urdang
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9780199975839
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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