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This 'Nightingale Declaration’ is modeled after the Preamble to the founding Charter of the United Nations (1945) with the words, “We the peoples of the United Nations...”
It also reflects the deep and wide legacy of Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse who worked to achieve the health of all peoples and for the health of the world.
She said, “Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have!” We believe she would have been pleased to sign this Declaration!
Now, the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) —adopted by all UN Member States in 2015— reflects many of the same issues Nightingale worked on—toward the health of all peoples—during her lifetime.
Image Credits: TOP & BELOW: 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. Florence Nightingale Signature from Wikimedia, in the public domain.