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

  ICN President Judith Shamian spoke at the International Celebration Conference at Ewha Womans University in Korea in March 2014.
The art of persuasion smiles across the Russian negotiating table.  <br />Leadership in Negotiation participants have the opportunity to role-play both sides of negotiations.


  • Abstracts for the ICN 2015 Conference in Seoul can now be submitted via the Internet at https://b-com.mci-group.com/AbstractSubmission/ICN2015.aspx.

  • Press Release: International Council of Nurses and the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth join forces to advance eHealth knowledge. Read more...
  • The Geneva Health Forum will be held 15-17 April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.  With the overarching topic “Integration”, the Forum aims to promote critical reflections and constructive debates on contemporary global health issues, thus infusing policy formulation with ground reality.

  • The World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 17 & 18 May.  The conference aims to provide participants with insights to the latest perspectives and to stimulate discussion about issues relevant to the challenges facing health professional regulation.  More information on the programme and how to register is available here.

  • The online submission of abstracts for the ICN 2015 Conference in Seoul will be open from 15 April until 7 October 2104 .  For more information visit the Conference website: www.icn2015.com
  • We are pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 ICN Biennial report is now available for free download from www.icn.ch/about-icn/biennial-reports/



The Finnish Nurses Association has launched a blood donation campaign from 1 January to 31 May to encourage nurses to donate blood and help patients in need. Regional nursing associations will compete against each other to see who can donate the most blood.



Leadership in Negotiation (LIN)

Adopted and implemented by more than 35 national nursing associations worldwide, the ICN Leadership in Negotiation project seeks to equip nurses with skills to help achieve safer working environments and fair levels of remuneration as valued members of the society.

Having received full funding from LO-TCO Secretariat of International Trade Union Development Co-operation for a three year/six workshop application for LIN in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia, the first workshop will take place in Lusaka, 7-11 April 2014.  It will be co-hosted by the Zambian Union of Nursing Organizations, ICN and Vardförbundet (Swedish Association of Health Professionals). 

The final Russian LIN programme of a four year project will be held in St. Petersburg 30 June – 3 July 2014.  The programme is undertaken in collaboration with Vardforbundet and ICN.