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Student Alliance

Formation of new alliance enhances ICN’s strong commitment to student and early career nurses

The International Council of Nurses Board of Directors has approved the formation of an innovative new ICN body representing student and early career nurses.

11 July 2024


ICN Monthly Update June 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 ICN Monthly Update!

1 July 2024

Mauritanian NNA logo

ICN welcomes the national nurses association of Mauritania as it becomes an official member of the global nursing family

ICN is pleased to announce that the National Nurses Association of Mauritania has joined its ranks.

27 June 2024

G20 Brasil 2024

ICN Calls for Urgent G20 Action on the Global Nurse Migration Crisis

Amidst our global shortage of millions of nurses, some high-income countries continue to plug staffing gaps by actively recruiting nurses from vulnerable countries already facing severe health workforce shortages That is why ICN's President Dr Pamela Cipriano has urgently called on the G20 leaders, under Brazil's presidency, to take immediate action.

20 June 2024

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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

PR 27

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

PR 25

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