Colleen Lundy, Professor Emeritus from the School of Social Work at Carleton University, has been appointed the new Human Rights Commissioner for the International Federation of Social Workers. The federation is a professional organization that has direct input into committees of the United Nations.
“In many countries the human rights of social workers are threatened, abused and sometimes social workers are killed for advocating for people’s human rights,” said IFSW Secretary-General Rory Truell. “We warmly welcome Dr. Lundy into this important role.”
Professor Lundy has frequently published research on social justice and human rights during her time as a faculty member at Carleton University.
“I am honoured to lead the IFSW Human Rights Commission. These are challenging times for human rights and I look forward to working closely with the representatives of the five regions to fulfil the IFSW human rights mandate and to respond to the violations impacting on social workers.”
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