Our Aim

In this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, our 2020 IND aims to recognise the challenges the world faces in relation to good health and the contribution of nursing in addressing these. It is a call to action, aimed at ‘Nursing the world to health.’

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that it is vitally important to show the world who nurses are and what they do—especially this year: The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. ICN wants the voice of nursing to be heard around the globe, to spread the word about our great profession and how it contributes to the wellbeing of the world. As carers, healers, educators, leaders and advocates, nurses are fundamental in the provision of safe, accessible and affordable care. Through this International Nurses Day report, we use the authentic voices of the world’s nurses to give the world a glimpse into this wonderful, innovative and vital profession.