The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing 28 million nurses worldwide.
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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.
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
ICN’s 80-strong delegation of nurses at the WHA, led by ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano, spoke at a wide range of side events and intervened on numerous agenda items at the event, including on emergency preparedness, UHC, infection prevention and control, and women’s and children’s health.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence.
The GCEF supports the primary and secondary schooling of girls under the age of 18 in developing countries whose nurse parent or parents have died.
The ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) offers senior and strategic leadership development at the executive level for nurses from countries across all world regions.