Students from Fayetteville State University`s Department of Social

Fayetteville State attends Social Work Day at the United Nations
Delma S. Jackson, PhD accompanied students from Fayetteville
State University’s Department of Social Work to the 26th annual Social
Work Day at the United Nations. Social work students from Fayetteville
State participated in opportunities for cultural immersion and
preparation for social work practice with diverse groups and in diverse
communities. The UN conference facilitates student education in
international social work practice from the perspective of international
scholars. Social work day at the United Nations takes place over a twoday period in New York City.
The first day of workshops were held at the Fordham University
School of Law , and covered a range of topics such as International
Development: Golam Manthbor, Immigration and Refugee Rights
Protection: Gallya Lahav & Elaine Congress, Social Implications of
Climate Change: Paula Lukats, Human Rights Learning: McNally Amp &
Bobbi Nassar, Careers in social Work: Tami aber & Stephanie Asare.
The second day of activities was held at the United Nations.
Renown speakers were: Aaron Greenburg of UNICEF, Bernardo
Kliksberg Chief Advisor of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and
the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme ,
Shulamith Koenig Founder of PDHRE, People’s Movement for Human
Rights Learning, and recipient of the 2003 UN Prize in the field of
Human Rights, and Michael Sherraden, PhD Benjamin E. Youngdahl
Professor of Social Development Washington University’s Brown School
and Director of the School’s Center for Social Development.
Attending the conference was an excellent opportunity for
students entering the profession to examine international employment
options, issues, speak with experts, and network with students and
social work professionals from across the nation and around the world.
For further information, please contact:
Delma Jackson
Assistant Professor, Academic Affairs
(910) 672-1737