This chapter: Demonstrates the linkages between social development, environmental protection and economic development as mutually reinforcing components of sustainable development, and how these relationships inform the post-2015 Sustainable Development framework.Traces international initiatives and platforms for action on sustainable development, social development, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of social work in promoting human rights.Presents two case studies on 1) Johnsons Landing landslide event in British Columbia, Canada and 2) Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China, that highlight community-based disaster recovery and community practices.Considers social work’s contributions in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction to promote social and economic justice, human rights and dignity, social relationships and environmental sustainability.
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