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Handbook of International Social WorkHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession$
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Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001

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International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)

International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)

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(p.292) 45 International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
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Handbook of International Social Work
Author(s):

Frank B. Raymond

Charles “Chuck” Cowger

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0045

The International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) is a global organization of individuals and institutions committed to the advancement of social development throughout the world. The organization, started in the 1970s, consists of numerous types of organizations and individuals from many disciplines. Membership now includes educators, practitioners, students, schools of social work, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other organizations concerned with social development. Furthermore, the ICSD has expanded to include worldwide representation with regional branches. This chapter presents an overview of the philosophy and mission of the ICSD, its history, organizational structure, major activities, and future directions.

Keywords:   social development, global organizations, history, mission, organizational structure

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