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ICN development programme lifts and strengthens nursing in Africa

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is launching Phase Three of its ODENNA development programme aimed at strengthening and increasing the influence of nursing associations in Africa.

13 February 2024

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ICN voices concerns at the crucial challenges facing world’s nurses and our health care systems

Representatives from ICN have expressed the profession’s concerns about the major global challenges that are affecting health and health care at the World Health Organization’s 154th Executive Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

2 February 2024

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ICN condemns the normalization of the targeting of health care facilities and workers in conflicts around the world

ICN has condemned the ongoing and increasing targeting of health care workers and facilities around the globe and calls on the international community to denounce such actions in the strongest possible terms.

25 January 2024

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Update 4: ICN #NursesforPeace Campaign January 2024

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is expanding its support of nurses who are caught up in challenging and dangerous of circumstances in conflict zones and disaster areas around the world, including in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Sudan, Myanmar, and Israel and Palestine.

25 January 2024

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Davos focus on nursing’s role in the economic power of care

ICN CEO Howard Catton, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Care Economy says Davos leaders are recognising the economic case to invest in nursing and healthcare.

17 January 2024

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International Nurses Day 2024 theme announced! Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care

The economic power of care which creates healthy people and societies and drives healthy economies, will be highlighted by ICN on International Nurses’ Day 2024 under the theme: Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care.

16 January 2024

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ICN marks its 125th anniversary with new statements on gender equality, echoing the aspirations of its founders in 1899

ICN is marking its 125th anniversary with the publication of two new position statements on gender equity, restating the organization’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

12 January 2024

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ICN continues to contribute to plans to reshape the ‘Hospital of the Future’

ICN has continued to exert its influence on the future of health care in meetings with the WHO. At a workshop held towards the end of 2023, entitled Making Hospital’s Fit for Purpose, ICN policy officer Karine Lavoie contributed to the framing of a new vision for the future of hospitals and community healthcare.

9 January 2024

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Building nursing leaders for tomorrow: applications open for 2024 ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute

ICN) is delighted to announce the launch of the application process to participate in the 2024 Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI™).

3 January 2024

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End of Year Greetings from Dr Pamela Cipriano, President, International Council of Nurses

Dear colleagues, As the year draws to a close, it is my pleasure to send you greetings and sincere thanks on behalf of the Board and staff of the International Council of Nurses.

19 December 2023

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Nursing leadership in China receives massive boost as almost 500 nurses complete ICN’s Leadership for Change™ programme

Almost 500 experienced nurses in China have completed ICN’s Leadership for Change (LFC) programme.

19 December 2023

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ICN’s key messages on climate change and health echoed in COP28’s Climate and Health declaration

ICN raised the concerns of the world’s nurses about the dangerous health effects of climate change at the COP28’s first Climate and Health Day meeting in Dubai.

13 December 2023