ICN and the World Health Organization

As one of the first seven non-governmental organisations to be accepted into official relations with the World Health Organization in 1948, ICN has worked collaboratively on many projects of mutual interest over the years.


World Health Organization - International Council of Nurses – International Confederation of Midwives 2022 TRIAD STATEMENT

The 2022 “Triad Statement” was issued at the close of the 9th biennial meeting of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) held 9-11 May 2022.

The Triad Meeting took place ahead of International Nurses Day 12 May, and the Statement will inform the World Health Assembly discussions which take place from the 22-28 May 2022. Over 650 nursing and midwifery leaders from ministries of health, national nursing and midwifery associations, regulators, and educators participated from more than 165 countries—the most of any meeting thus far.

ICN strongly encourages all nursing organizations and nurse leaders to take forward the actions of the Statement to strengthen nursing and our health systems, including building back stronger in response to COVID-19, other disaster and conflict situations to achieving universal health coverage. ICN will continue to work with our Associations to monitor and report on progress regarding implementation.

Find the Triad statement here


WHO Executive Board 150th Session

Provisional agenda item 7: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

Provisional agenda item 7: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases - WHPA joint statement

Provisional agenda item 11: Immunization Agenda 2030

Provisional agenda item 15.1: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

Provisional agenda item 15.1: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies - WHPA joint statement

Provisional agenda item 21.2: WHO reform: involvement of non-State actors in WHO’s governing bodies - WHPA joint statement


World Health Assembly Second Special Session (WHASS)

Provisional agenda item 2: Consideration of the benefits of developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response with a view towards the establishment of an intergovernmental process to draft and negotiate such a convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response, taking into account the report of the Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies


Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COP9)

Provisional agenda item 3: Global progress in the implementation of the WHO FCTC


72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Western Pacific

Provisional agenda item 10: COVID-19


68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean

Provisional agenda item 3(a): Accelerating health emergency preparedness and response – a plan of action


71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

Provisional agenda item 3: Response to the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned to date from the WHO European Region

Provisional agenda item 5: Reinventing primary health care in the post-COVID-19 era

Provisional agenda item 6: European Immunization Agenda (EIA) 2030: Building better health for tomorrow


73rd session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas

Provisional agenda item 4.8: Strategy for building resilient health systems and post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery to sustain and protect public health gain

PAHO intervention


World Health Assembly 2021

ICN's 74th WHA statements:

Provisional agenda item 13.8: Immunization Agenda 2030

Provisional agenda item 15: Health workforce

Provisional agenda item 17.1: COVID-19 response

Provisional agenda item 22.1: Social determinants of health

Watch ICN CEO Howard Catton's remarks on the WHO's 74th WHA session:

Watch ICN Chief Nurse Michelle Acorn, Senior Policy Adviser Erica Burton and Policy Adviser Hoi Shan Fokeladeh's remarks on the WHO's 74th WHA session:


World Health Organization Executive Board 2021

Report

Download the WHA73 and WHO EB148 report here

 

ICN's 148th WHO EB statements:

ICN statement EB148 Provisional agenda item 5 - Global action on patient safety

ICN statement EB148 Provisional agenda item 12 - Immunization Agenda 2030

ICN statement EB148 Provisional agenda item 14.1 - COVID-19 response

ICN statement EB148 Provisional agenda item 14.3 - Mental health preparedness & response for the COVID-19 pandemic

Watch ICN CEO Howard Catton's remarks on the WHO EB148:

Watch ICN Senior Policy Adviser Erica Burton and Policy Adviser Hoi Shan Fokeladeh's remarks on the WHO EB148:


World Health Assembly 2020

ICN's 73rd WHA (reconvened) statements:

WHA73 provisional agenda item 11.3

WHA73 provisional agenda item 12

WHA73 provisional agenda item 13.2


World Health Organization Executive Board 2020

ICN's WHO EB Special Session on COVID-19 response statement

ICN statement Provisional agenda item 3 -
Update on implementation of resolution WHA73.1 (2020) on the COVID-19 response

Watch ICN CEO Howard Catton's EB Special Session closing video:

 


World Health Assembly 2020

ICN's 73rd WHA statement:

WHA73 provisional agenda item 3

Watch ICN CEO Howard Catton's 73rd WHA closing videos:


World Health Organization Executive Board 2020

EB

Download ICN's 146th WHO EB Report

 

ICN's 146th WHO EB statements:

ICN statement EB146 Item 6 - Primary Health Care

ICN statement EB146 Item 7.2 - Prevention and Control of NCDs

ICN statement EB146 Item 17 - Healthy Ageing

ICN statement EB146 Item 22.1 - WHO Reform

ICN joint statements EB146 with WHPA

Watch ICN CEO Howard Catton's live opening and closing videos from the WHO EB 146:


ICN Delegation at the 72nd World Health Assembly 2019: Report


WHO Europe candidates support call from ICN to commit to appoint Chief Nursing Officer – Letters from candidates

Reply - Clemens Martin Auer

Reply - Tatul Hakobyan

Reply - Nedret Emiroglu

Reply - Dr Hans Kluge


State of the World’s Nursing Report - Webinar presentations from WHO and JHPIEGO


World Health Assembly 2019

ICN's 72nd WHA statements:

WHA72 intervention 11.4

WHA72 intervention 11.5

WHA72 intervention 11.8

WHA72 intervention 12.2

WHA72 intervention 12.3

WHA72 intervention 12.4

WHA72 intervention 12.5

WHA72 intervention 12.8

WHA72 intervention 19

Watch our interviews with delegates:


World Health Organization Executive Board 2019

ICN's 144TH WHO EB statements:

ICN statement EB144 5.5

ICN statement EB144 6.2

ICN statement EB144 6.3

ICN statement EB144 6.6

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ICN's 71st WHA report 2018:

 


wha report

 

 


Watch our explainer on the WHA: 

 

 

Key Documents

ICN EB Report

ICN EB Report 2020

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