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ICN at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 23 May 2023

ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano met with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at this week’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. They discussed why investment in nurses is essential not just to recover, but also to rebuild health systems and deliver UHC2030

24 May 2023

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ICN at the World Health Assembly

ICN has a delegation of nurses at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the World health Organization’s governing body, with six delegates attending in person, and around 80 following the proceedings online as virtual delegates.

23 May 2023

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Opening of WHA76, Dr Tedros’s address & ICN delegation briefing

The 76th World Health Assembly opened yesterday with the theme WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all. This year ICN will have a physical and a virtual delegation of more than 80 people at WHA76.

22 May 2023


ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano and WHO Chief Nursing Officer Amelia Tuipulotu participate in IND webinar, celebrating the future development of the profession

Dr Cipriano used the webinar to introduce ICN’s year-long International Nurses Day campaign, Our Nurses, Our Future, while Dr Tuipulotu praised ICN’s leadership and highlighted the importance of having a collective voice for the world’s 28 million nurses

19 May 2023

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ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano tells Channel Africa: investing in nursing is an investment in a better future for all

Dr Cipriano said ICN’s ten-point Charter for Change can be used by national nurses associations to advocate for governments to establish health care policies which will create a sustainable global healthcare system.

19 May 2023

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ICN marks International Nurses Day with the launch of its “Our Nurses. Our Future.” campaign

The campaign includes ICN’s Charter for Change, which lists ten policy actions required to create and sustain safe, affordable, accessible and responsive health care systems

12 May 2023

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ICN President addresses United Nations: “investing in nurses is key to pandemic preparedness”

Speaking on behalf of the world’s 28 million nurses, Dr Cipriano said it was essential to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the profession

11 May 2023

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ICN and Japanese Nursing Association call on G7 Leaders to support healthcare workers

ICN and the Japanese Nursing Association have issued a joint statement calling on leaders of the G7 to commit to action to support nurses and healthcare workers worldwide

11 May 2023

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Annual Report 2022

ICN has published its 2022 Annual Report, detailing ICN’s activities in the post-pandemic period to rebuild and strengthen health systems and ensure that government invest in nurses and respect their rights

8 May 2023


Chief Nurse Blog: Nursing Matters April 2023

This month’s blog will focus on the importance of safe staffing, accountability and advocacy.

4 May 2023

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Sudanese nurses’ leader calls on world’s nurses to lobby their governments for peace

As the situation in war-ravaged Sudan deteriorates, its nurses’ leader has asked ICN to mobilise its member NNAs to lobby their governments to urge the warring parties to cease hostilities immediately.

26 April 2023


ICN calls for immediate cease-fire in Sudan

ICN is calling for an immediate cease-fire in Sudan, where rival military factions are in a power struggle which has so far resulted in the deaths of over 180 people and the injury of 1,800 as well as the destruction of hospitals and the disruption of health care services.

19 April 2023