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Climate Change

ICN calls Swiss lawmakers rejection of climate ruling in favour of female climate elders extremely disappointing and a retrograde step

Retired nurse and member of the KlimaSeniorinnen, a group of older Swiss women, Pia Hollenstein, told ICN that the ruling of Swiss lawmakers rejecting a climate ruling in favour of the group felt like a betrayal but also had grave implications for the wider battle against climate change.

13 June 2024

WEF Gender Gap 2024 report

ICN says new WEF report shows unacceptable slow progress on gender parity and calls for urgent action with nurses in vanguard

ICN says the progress to gender parity revealed by a new World Economic Forum report launched today is unacceptably slow and damaging to our healthcare systems and wider economies.

12 June 2024

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ICN congratulates graduates of its latest Leadership for Change programme, held in Bangladesh

Nearly 100 nurses in Bangladesh have recently completed ICN's Leadership for Change programme.

11 June 2024

World Health Professions Alliance leaders

Dr Pamela Cipriano leads nursing presence at World Health Assembly

ICN represented the world’s 28 million nurses at the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA77) which was held in Geneva from 27 May to 2 June 2024

6 June 2024


ICN Monthly Update May 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 ICN Monthly Update!

1 June 2024

Angola & Cameroon members

ICN welcomes the orders of nursing of Cameroon and Angola into membership, further strengthening the voice of nursing on the African continent

The Cameroonian and Angolan orders of nursing have joined ICN, a federation of more than 130 national nursing associations around the world.

30 May 2024

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New WHPA strategy champions collaboration for sustainable health workforces

On the eve of the 77th World Health Assembly, WHPA launched its new strategy, calling for the health professions and key stakeholders to work together towards sustainable health workforces and strengthened health systems.

27 May 2024

PR 24

ICN President calls for UN members to make Universal Health Coverage a central pillar in tackling antimicrobial resistance

In a powerful address at the United Nations Multi-stakeholder Hearing on Antimicrobial Resistance on 15 May, Dr Pamela Cipriano, President of ICN and Co-Chair of the Universal Health Coverage 2030 Steering Committee, urged global leaders to make universal health coverage a central pillar in the response to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

22 May 2024

PR 17

WEF White Paper makes the case for the economic power of healthcare

ICN has contributed to a major new White Paper from the World Economic Forum featuring innovative thinking to help shape the future of the care economy.

21 May 2024

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ICN launches Call for Abstracts for Congress 2025

ICN today launched its Call for Abstracts for the ICN Congress 2025 in Helsinki, Finland.

17 May 2024

Caring with courage

ICN announce second series of award-winning Caring with Courage films, produced by BBC StoryWorks, detailing the extraordinary work of nurses around the world

ICN and BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions are to make a second series of Caring with Courage, highlighting the pivotal role nurses play in advancing global health equity and universal health coverage.

17 May 2024

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More than 600 Nurses attended the International Nurses Day webinar launching a new report on the Economic Power of Care

ICN held a webinar to celebrate International Nurses Day and launched its new report on the Economic Power of Care.

14 May 2024