The IFS Conference 2020 in Sydney will be the 23rd international conference for IFS and the first one to take place in the southern hemisphere.
The Conference aims to foster renewed thinking and dialogue about our sectors role in a complex world, gaining insight into social justice challenges and how we can proactively respond to these in our practice and advocacy.
The theme – Social Justice: The Unfinished Journey, Global Issues – Local Solutions, sets the tone of this Conference as we
- unpack the social justice challenges of the 21st Century
- share social justice-oriented resources
- strengthen networks of people working for social justice both locally and globally
- prepare a declaration for action to present to the United Nations
The conference will explore where we are up to in our social justice journey, what works, what skills and resources we will need and identify the most promising pathways to move forward as both a global movement and a force for local empowerment. Over three days, this conference will take us on a journey through ‘People’, ‘Policy and Practice’, and ‘Possibilities’ as we work towards a conference declaration focused on Social Justice that will go to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).