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Press Release

21 September 2022
International Council of Nurses brings nursing voice to UN General Assembly

The nursing voice is being brought to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly by ICN

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Press Release

20 September 2022
ICN welcomes funding from The BD Foundation to empower nurses across Africa

ICN is delighted to announce the support of The BD Foundation for the ICN Organizational Development of National Nurses Associations initiative

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Press Release

16 September 2022
Ahead of World Patient Safety Day ICN calls for ‘just culture’ in how drug errors are managed

The ICN welcomes the focus on medicines as the theme for this year’s World Health Organization World Patient Safety Day, but calls for a culture change in how health providers manage drug errors involving nurses and other health workers

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14 September 2022
ICN endorses WHO Ten-Point Plan for expanding healthcare workforce in Europe and calls for urgent action

ICN welcomes the publication of the World Health Organization’s latest workforce report, which reveals shortages that WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge describes as a ‘ticking time-bomb’

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Press Release

13 September 2022
Global Nursing Leadership Institute 2022 welcomes new class of senior nurse leaders

Today 31 senior nurse leaders from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Western Pacific were welcomed by leaders of the ICN and faculty of the ICN’s Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI)™ as they began the GNLI 2022 programme

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9 September 2022
ICN extends heartfelt condolences on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

ICN sends a sincere message of condolence to King Charles III and the Royal Family, and all those affected by the sad loss of Queen Elizabeth II

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1 September 2022
ICN 2023 Congress: Registration and Abstract Submission open!

ICN 2023 will be held in person, 1-5 July 2023, at the Palais de Congrès, Montreal, Canada in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The 2023 Congress theme is “Nurses together: a force for global health”.

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24 August 2022
“The return on investment in nursing for global health is priceless” – ICN calls for nurse-led models of care

Howard Catton, CEO of ICN, today called for advanced practice roles to be at the heart of nurse-led models of care


Press Release

22 August 2022
WHO Director General and Irish Prime Minister praise contribution of Advanced Practice Nurses at ICN Conference

The 12th ICN Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Network (NP/APN) Conference opened yesterday in Dublin under the theme Advanced Practice Nursing: Shaping the Future of Healthcare



18 August 2022
Chief Nurse Blog: Nursing Matters August 2022

Leveraging Global Nursing Leadership for Influence and Impact

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Press Release

12 August 2022
Nursing students report on experience at World Health Assembly

Recognising the importance of giving student nurses a voice at the highest levels, ICN was pleased to give nursing students the opportunity to attend the 75th World Health Assembly in May 2022

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11 August 2022
ICN calls for stronger codes for ethical recruitment of nurses and investment in nursing education

Several BBC news outlets have recently reported on the over-reliance of many high-income countries on foreign-trained nurses, quoting ICN's warning that the shortage of healthcare workers is the greatest threat to global health