International Council on Social Welfare

Unverified non-profit organisation

The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), established in 1928, is a non-governmental organisation which undertakes research, publishes reports, provides training and gives advice and information for nonprofits. ICSW is active in various fields within social development, social welfare and social justice. This includes issues such as food and nutrition, welfare and health services, social protection, education and housing, as well as many issues relating to economic development, human rights and community participation. ICSW also maintains a close relationship with the United Nations.

ICSW’s basic mission is to promote forms of social and economic development which aim to reduce poverty, hardship and vulnerability throughout the world, especially amongst disadvantaged people. It strives for recognition and protection of fundamental rights to food, shelter, education, health care and security. It believes that these rights are an essential foundation for freedom, justice and peace. It seeks also to advance equality of opportunity, freedom of self-expression and access to human services.


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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Education and training; Food security and nutrition; Shelter, housing, land all (6)