At the 35th ASEAN Summit today, the ASEAN Leaders launched the ASEAN Training Centre for Social Work and Social Welfare (ATCSW). The establishment of the ATCSW is an activity led by Thailand under the ASEAN Social Work Consortium (ASWC) Work Plan 2016-2020 and Beyond.

The ATCSW is envisaged to be a leading training centre on social work and social welfare in ASEAN. The work of the Centre will involve four areas: to develop and provide training courses and curriculum; to provide technical and professional skills and knowledge; to promote and develop quality of trainings and skill development; and to enhance collaboration amongst relevant stakeholders among ASEAN Member States.

Download the full statement here.