In the news: ICN expresses concerns about YN Women?s Agency

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, April 12, 2010

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has released a statement outlining its concerns regarding a comprehensive proposal for the new Women’s Agency issued by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The ICN identified three key concerns about the proposal:

  • Will the agency be staffed in every country with the authority and expertise to carry out targeted programs?
  • Will the Women’s Agency have sufficient budget to carry out targeted programs in every country>
  • When and how will the new Under Secretary-General be chosen?

“Unfortunately, the plan presented by the Secretary General in January this year does not propose a structure nor the required budget of at least initial funding of US$1billion,” stated David Benton, ICN’s CEO, in an official statement.

Source: International Council of Nurses

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