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Global Nurses United

Global Nurses United (GNU) aims to step up fight against austerity, privatization, attacks on public health and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all.

Global Nurses United is a federation of the premiere nurse and health care worker unions in 29 nations, coming together to step up the fight against austerity, privatization, and attacks on public health—and to work for nurses’ and workers’ rights and improved patient care for all.


International Nurses Day 2020 COVID-19 Memorial

On International Nurses Day - May 12, 2020 - National Nurses United and Global Nurses United honor all nurses around the globe who have died as a result of insufficient PPE and infection control policies during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for the full list of nurses.

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Bombed building in Gaza

National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment

NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, health care workers, and public health.

National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

Ukrainian flag in the wind

Global Nurses United condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine, ongoing attacks on health care facilities and personnel

GNU expresses its solidarity with the nurses and other health care professionals of Ukraine who are struggling mightily to provide care during this unprovoked invasion.

Global Nurses United
March 15, 2022

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Ukrainian flag in the wind. Blue Yellow flag in the city of Kharkov.

Nurses condemn hospital, health care bombings in Ukraine

NNU joined with health care leaders around the world in expressing horror and outrage at Russia’s bombing of a maternity and children’s hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, and other health facilities, and urged an immediate cease fire to end the bloodshed.

National Nurses United
March 10, 2022

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Kyiv, Ukraine

Nurses urge immediate end to the invasion of Ukraine

NNU joins with the international community and peace and human rights advocates in the U.S. and around the world to urge an immediate ceasefire and end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a return to diplomacy.

National Nurses United
February 24, 2022

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GNU - Global Nurses United

Nurses from 28 countries file UN complaint alleging human rights violations by EU and four countries for ‘the loss of countless lives’ in the pandemic

A coalition of nurses unions representing over 2.5 million health care workers from 28 countries around the world have filed a complaint with the United Nations alleging human rights violations by the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Nurses United
November 29, 2021

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Nurses in protective equipment

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
September 13, 2020

A nurse draws a smiley face on the back of a fellow health worker

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 24, 2020

Kisumu County medics

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 10, 2020

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