The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 16 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
ICN's ever-increasing networks and connections to people reinforce the importance of strong linkages with national, regional and international nursing and non-nursing organisations. Building positive relationships internationally helps position ICN, nurses and nursing for now and the future. Our work with the specialised agencies of the United Nations system, particularly with the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank, are important for nurses everywhere. In addition, we work closely with a range of international non-governmental organisations.
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Development, innovation, advanced practice and leadership in nursing were at the heart of the work on the third day of the Congress of the International Council of Nurses in Singapore, which attracted more than five th[...]
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has welcomed the recently released report from the 4th Global Ministerial Summit on patient safety held last March in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The report presents the[...]
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has issued a new position statement addressing the ongoing problem of substandard and falsified (SF) medical products and their consequences. The publication coinci[...]
2020 will be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it was announced today at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva. For the first time in history, the nations of the world will unite in celebration o[...]
While most nurses prefer to avoid the limelight, the ICN TB/MDR-TB project wants to recognise the work of some outstanding TB nurses who are role models and leaders in their field. The ICN TB/MDR-TB Leading[...]
Geneva, Switzerland; 4 March 2019 – Nursing leaders at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) International Workforce Forum have called on governments to take action to ensure safe staffing levels, decent work[...]
The President and Board of Directors of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the appointment of Dr Isabelle Skinner as ICN’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 August 2018. [...]
ICN is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the International Achievement Award which will be given at the ICN Congress in Singapore in 2019. Award description The International A[...]
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is highlighting the key role of nurses in helping rural women and girls access healthcare services. The specific conce[...]
Executive Summary The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a Federation of over 130 National Nursing Associations representing more than 20 million nurses. ICN is recognised as the global leader for the voice of[...]
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