”We the nurses and concerned citizens of the global community, hereby dedicate ourselves to achieve a
We declare our willingness to unite in a program of action,
to share information and solutions and to improve health condition for all humanity — locally, nationally and globally.
We further resolve to adopt personal practices
and to implement public policies in our communities
and nations —making this goal achievable and inevitable, beginning today in our own lives, in the life of our nations
and in the world at large.”
The 'Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World' is modeled after the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations (1945) that begins with the words, “We the peoples of the United Nations” and the subsequent Universal Declaration for Human Rights (1948). It was written as the foundation for all activities of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health — to clarify and commit to shared goals and shared purposes and to work together to build a better world for everyone.
Now, with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development established unanimously by all UN Member States, we can now use our commitment to this Nightingale Declaration also as a commitment to achieving these relevant Global Goals!
Please sign here to join more than 25,000 people from 106 nations who are already committed to this Declaration.
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Image Credits: TOP: UN SDGs Colour Wheel used with UN Guidelines. MIDDLE: Nurses, Student Nurses and Nursing Educators from many cultures light their candles to remember the health of mothers and infants at NIGH's launch of the 'Daring, Sharing & Sharing to Save Mothers' Lives' public awareness campaign in New York City. From NIGH's archives; Photographer: Jen Heck.