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Press Release

11 November 2022
ICN endorses new WHO training programme on improving mental health

ICN congratulates WHO on the development of its online QualityRights e-training programme on mental health, recovery and community inclusion course. ICN supports this work and is pleased to say that it meets the standard for accredited nursing continuing education points.


Press Release

8 November 2022
ICN welcomes new agreement between WHO and World Health Professions Alliance

Today ICN President, Dr Pamela Cipriano, and ICN CEO, Howard Catton, joined Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization and the leaders of the World Health Professions Alliance for an historic signing ceremony at WHO headquarters in Geneva


Press Release

8 November 2022
WHO, members of the World Health Professions Alliance sign new memorandum of understanding on health workforce priorities

Today, the World Health Organization signed a memorandum of understanding with the five members of the World Health Professions Alliance: FDI World Dental Federation, International Pharmaceutical Federation, International Council of Nurses, World Physiotherapy, and World Medical Association

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Press Release

6 October 2022
ICN gives full support to WISH/WHO report calling for more action to protect mental health of nurses and other health workers

The negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of nurses and other healthcare workers have been underscored in a new report from the World Innovation Summit for Health and the World Health Organization

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Press Release

30 September 2022
ICN calls for nurses to be at centre of new WHO global agreement on pandemic prevention and response

The International Council of Nurses has presented its views at the second round of the World Health Organization’s public hearings on the formulation of a new international agreement to prevent and manage further pandemics

PR 31

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

PR 30

Press Release

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

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



4 August 2022
South East Asia nurse leaders discuss regional challenges at ICN webinar

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) recently held a webinar to discuss nursing in South East Asia.

PR 26

Press Release

25 July 2022
Monkeypox - “Protect nurses, combat stigma” says International Council of Nurses

ICN today called for protection of nurses and other healthcare workers who are caring for patients infected with the monkeypox virus. The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global health emergency with more than 16 thousand reported cases from 75 countries and territories, and five deaths

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Press Release

21 July 2022
ICN publishes report on the 75th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

The WHA is the supreme decision-making body of WHO and its annual meeting is attended by delegations from all 194 of WHO’s Member States, as well as by representatives of “Non-State Actors” (NSAs) that are in official relations.



27 May 2022
ICN hosts bilateral talks with Ukrainian Ministry of Health during World Health Assembly