Global Nurses United press releases

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Nurses marching, holding banner that reads "Global Nurses Solidarity" and sign that reads "Our Planet, Our Health"

Nurse union leaders from around the world demand governments address health impacts of the climate crisis

At a briefing for members of the global press, Global Nurses United (GNU), the premier federation of global nurse unions, released a statement urging governments to take action against the health impacts of climate change, in advance of international climate negotiations at COP28.

Global Nurses United
November 29, 2023

Global Nurses United delegates meeting in San Francisco

Nurse union leaders from around the world speak up on the growing health impacts of the climate crisis

Global Nurses United will host a virtual press briefing for members of the global press on Wednesday, November 29. Nurse union leaders will detail the growing health impacts of the climate crisis in their respective countries in advance of the beginning of COP28.

Global Nurses United, National Nurses United
November 22, 2023

Nurses seating at tables in convention hall with their international flags

Global Nurses United celebrates successful meeting on pandemic policy and climate change

More than 250 nurses from 33 countries across six continents gathered to discuss the ongoing impacts the Covid-19 pandemic has had in their countries, as well as their current and future concerns about health impacts of the pervasive problem of understaffing in hospitals and clinics around the world and the climate crisis.

Global Nurses United
October 10, 2023

The National Congress of Brazil

Global Nurses United condemns acts of terrorism and political violence on Brazil’s capital 

Global Nurses United, representing more than 2.5 million nurses and other health care workers in 29 countries around the world, vehemently condemns yesterday’s violent anti-democratic attacks on the National Congress, Federal Supreme Court, and Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

Global Nurses United
January 9, 2023

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

Nurse holds signs "RNs Global Solidarity"

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

Global Nurses United

Leaders of 22 Global Nurses Unions Call on Japan and IOC to Postpone or Cancel Olympics Amid Pandemic Spread

Leaders of 22 unions representing nurses and other health care workers in 21 countries, today called on the government of Japan and the International Olympics Committee to shut down the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled to begin later this month.

Global Nurses United
July 9, 2021

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic 

Global Nurses United Leaders Unanimously Support Resolution on Justice For Immigrants

Leaders of an international federation of nurse and health care worker unions from 27 countries, Global Nurses United (GNU), voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting climate and immigrant justice –– and condemning U.S. immigration policy that violates the human rights of migrants seeking asylum.

Global Nurses United'
July 26, 2019

GNU logo

Global Nurses Statement on New Zealand Massacre, ‘World’s Nations Must Unite Against Xenophobia’

Nurse leaders around the world joined together in expressing shock and horror at the deadly slaughter in Christchurch, New Zealand and said it is a reminder of the deadly consequences of hate speec

Global Nurses United
March 15, 2019

Large group of nurses inside

Global Nurses United of Nurse, Healthcare Worker Unions, Born

SAN FRANCISCO – Leaders of the premiere nurses and health care workers unions in 14 nations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe have announced plans to form a new international organization to step up the fight against the harmful effects of austerity measures, privatization, and cuts in health care services that they say are putting people and communities at risk across the planet. Calling the new formation Global Nurses United, leaders of the initial endorsing countries said they would also work collectively to guarantee the highest standards of universal healthcare as a human right for all, to secure safe patient care, especially with safe nurse-to-patient ratios, and safe health care workplaces.

Global Nurses United
June 26, 2013