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  • 21 September, 2017
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  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE It is with regret that we inform you that the ICN Regulation and Credentialing Summit to be held in Estoril, Portugal 20-21 November 2017 has been cancelled. As a pillar of ICN’s work, regulation remains a priority for ICN and we are in the process of developing our future regulation strategy and priorities as part of the development of the next ICN strategic plan (2018-2022) and will keep you informed. ICN will be holding its usual Credentialing and Regulators Forum in May 2018 as part of our series of meetings in the run up to the World Health Assembly.

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It is our aim to raise awareness: firstly amongst the nursing profession of what the SDGs are and why they matter; and, secondly, amongst the population, governments and other decision-makers, of the contributions nurses are already making to achieve the SDGs.

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SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They contain 17 goals covering a broad range of sustainable development issues for the world, such as ending poverty, hunger, improving health and education, combating climate change...

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Case Studies

We have selected amazing case studies that show the work that nurses around the world are doing to improve access to health care, to educate populations, to address poverty, nutrition, clean energy, inequality, sustainability, innovation, justice and every other goal in the SDGs.

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Resources & Evidence

We all know the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” and, while it is a great sentiment, we are constantly being made to feel guilty for not doing our part. Nurses, through the profession they have chosen, make sacrifices day in and day out to help others. We are often held up as angels, role models, kind-hearted, giving, caring people. So how much more can we really do?

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ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
21 September, 2017

IMPORTANT MESSAGE It is with regret that we inform you that the ICN Regulation and Credentialing Summit to be held in Estoril, Portugal 20-21 November 2017 has been cancelled. As a pillar of ICN’s work, regulation remains a priority for ICN and we are in the process of developing our future regulation strategy and priorities as part of the development of the next ICN strategic plan (2018-2022) and will keep you informed. ICN will be holding its usual Credentialing and Regulators Forum in May 2018 as part of our series of meetings in the run up to the World Health Assembly.

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
20 September, 2017

ICN recognises founders and supporters of ICN at reception in Philadelphia. On this occasion, the Rt Hon Helen Clark and ICN President Annette Kennedy addressed the audience.

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
18 September, 2017

ICN congratulates new GNPLI graduates! read full story here http://bit.ly/2xfdAav

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
4 September, 2017

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is extremely concerned by the incident that occurred at a hospital in Utah in which a nurse was arrested for correctly and lawfully carrying out her duty. ICN strongly condemns all forms of abuse and violence against nursing personnel and defends the responsibilities that nurses have under their professional code of ethics, the policies and procedures of their workplace and in accordance with the law. We place great importance on ethical, patient-centred practice and support Nurse Wubbels actions, which were professionally, ethically and lawfully right. According to the ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, "The nurse’s primary professional responsibility is to people requiring nursing care." This care is "...unrestricted by considerations of age, colour, creed, culture, disability or illness, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, politics, race or social status." ICN advocates for the right of nurses to work in a safe environment, free from violence. We are in close contact with the American Nurses Association and will continue to monitor the situation and lend our support.

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