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Resolution from the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Who is missing at the WHO? The nursing voice excluded from policy at World Health Organization

An emergency resolution, below, has passed by the governing body of ICN at its biennial meeting held in Valetta, Malta, 2-7 May 2011.

*The Board of Directors and the Council of National Representative of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) resolved: The WHO Director General should empower and finance nursing leadership positions throughout WHO and immediately recruit suitably qualified expert nurses and appoint them to the vacant positions at WHO Headquarters, regional and national offices in order to support an organization wide structure that facilitates the full contribution of nurses to the entire range of the WHO responsibilities.

Source: www.icn.ch/images/stories/documents/news/press_releases/2011_PR_07Open_Letter__NursingVoiceExcluded_WHO.pdf

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