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ICN works with various partners on campaigns which promote and share key messages on topics of particular interest to nursing. By providing factual, accurate and reliable information on a broad range of issues, ICN is an active and effective advocate on key issues.

International Nurses Day

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.

UHC 2030

The 2023 UN High-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) provides countries and all stakeholders an opportunity to reinvigorate progress towards delivering health for all.


ICN stands in solidarity with nurses in Ukraine and across the globe who are working in conflict situations. We are immensely proud of their courage and strength to continue to provide much needed care despite the dangers. To show our solidarity with these brave nurses, ICN has launched a #NursesforPeace campaign to call for peace, condemn attacks on healthcare, and support nurses on the frontlines.

Fight the Fakes

ICN supports international initiatives to combat counterfeiting and urges nurses and national nurses associations to collaborate with pharmacists, physicians and others to disseminate accurate information on detection and elimination of counterfeit medicines.

Health Care in Danger

ICN is closely involved in the Health Care in Danger (HCiD) project, which ultimately aims to make access to healthcare in situations of armed violence more secure.  The project, which is led by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), aims to improve security and delivery of impartial and efficient healthcare in armed conflict and other emergencies.

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition

ICN is a founding member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, whose purpose is to promote respect for international humanitarian and human rights laws that relate to the safety and security of health facilities, health workers, ambulances and patients.

Deliver for Good

ICN is an ally organisation of Women Deliver’s Deliver for Good campaign.  This global campaign applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promotes 12 critical investments in girls and women to power progress for all.

Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global Initiative

ICN is part of the Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global Initiative which works to actively promote a multi-sector approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by organisations and governments at all levels.

Global Coalition on Circulatory Health

Global Coalition for Circulatory Health which brings together international, regional and national stakeholders in circulatory health to drive the urgent action needed to combat heart disease and stroke.

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