COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORK
A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE
Sustainability represents one of the most revolutionary paradigm shifts of the 20th century, with consequences for social work. In the context of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, Sustainable Development Goals, and the theme of World Social Work Day, 2017; this paper draws from different theoretical foundations in social work which relate to the various dimensions of sustainability so as to discuss building sustainable communities through community
social work. Sustainable development is congruent with community social work in terms of strategies, skills and values; and hence, building sustainable communities through community social work can have a pivotal role in sustainable development.