Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

       Youth Engagement: Student nurses at the ICN Student Nurse Network meeting in Seoul, June 2015.
      Youth Engagement: Student nurses at the ICN Student Nurse Network meeting in Seoul, June 2015.


  • Online consultation to the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 closes on 31 August 2015. More information can be found here.
  • The 65th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the African region will be held 31 August–4 September in Ndjamena, Chad.

  • Vaccinations and Older Adults – an e-learning module created by ICN – is now available online by clicking here.
  • Press Release: International Centre on Nurse Migration Presents “Achieving Nursing Workforce Sustainability. Read more...
  • ICN has launched the search for a new Chief Executive Officer.  More information on this position and how to apply can be found here.  The deadline for application is 30 September 2015.
  • The International Council of Nurses is pleased to welcome Mr Pierre Théraulaz as Acting Chief Executive Officer as of 1 August 2015.  Mr Théraulaz,an ICN Board member and President of the Swiss Nurses Association, will replace Dr David Benton until further notice. During this interim period, his role as ICN Board Member has been suspended.

  • Presentations by speakers at the ICN Conference in Seoul, with a selection of photos, are now available here.

  • UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule. The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.



On 9-10 June, the Japanese Nurses Association held its AGM which featured reports and discussions on JNA’s priority policies: establishment and promotion of the community-based integrated care system; enhancement of positive practice environments for nurses; promotion of the role expansion of nurses; development of nursing human resources capable of meeting the needs of the super-aged society with fewer children. On 11 June, JNA announced that it would be pursuing various ways to approach and address dementia with the aim to create a society in which people with dementia and their families can continue to live their lives comfortably in their familiar communities. For more information, see Nursing for Older People in Japan.



Health Care in Danger: Violence against health care workers and facilities in conflict zones is a grave yet often unnoticed humanitarian issue today and is becoming increasingly common. It is not for nurses or doctors to decide who to treat, but rather it is our duty to offer services to all those in need.  Protecting health workers in doing their job is of foundational importance and is a key step in rebuilding trust and recovering from the dreadful consequences of violent conflict. ICN commends and supports the ICRC Health Care in Danger project and the four year commitment to “safeguard the delivery of effective and impartial health care in armed conflict and other situations of violence.”