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  • 70 years ago the declaration of human rights was adopted by the United Nations, binding all nations to one standard of inalienable human dignity. While article 25 (1) protects the right to a minimum standard of living adequate for the health and well-being, the reality is that inequalities across the globe prevent millions from accessing affordable, quality health care. This is why the International Council of Nurses has chosen Health is a human right as its 2018 International Nurses Day theme, raising awareness to the need to give a voice to nurses as the best suited advocate for the specific needs of those they care for.

  • Press release: ICN International Workforce Forum calls for planning and investment in human resources for health. Read more...
  • Press release: International Council of Nurses welcomes WHO reports on global impact of substandard and falsified medicines. Read more...
  • Press release: Lesotho Ministry of Health signs support for ICN Wellness Centre at 10-year anniversary celebration. Read more...
  • Press release : Asian Nursing Workforce Forum addresses challenges facing nursing in the region. Read more...
  • IND 2018: Health is a Human Right -“Nurses are the best and possibly the strongest advocates for bring heath to communities and countries around the world.” Click here for an interview with Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy, King’s College London

  • The 29th International Nursing Research Congress, to be held in Melbourne, Australia 19-23 July 2018, has extended its deadline for abstract submission until 11 December.  Click here for more information.

  • We are pleased to announce that ICN has chosen the theme “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” for International Nurses Day 2018! Posters are now available for download.

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  • Press Release: Appointment of WHO Chief Nurse is good news for health care. Read more...

  • Press Release: International Council of Nurses announces 2019 and 2021 Congresses. Read here...