Action Bulletin • December 2009 • Nightingale Initiative for Global Health
Greetings!

Thank you for signing the "Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World."  We truly appreciate your attention and support during the many months since this campaign was launched and developed to this moment of connecting with you again. We continue to work — internationally and locally — to move forward with you in this common cause to achieve a healthy global community.  


Please, the next phase of this Nightingale Initiative urgently requires your participation.
YOUR BRIEF URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED NOW
It is important that your voice be heard yet this month 
by the United Nations General Assembly in New York!
 
NIGH invites your immediate participation in urging the UN General Assembly to acknowledge the essential role of nurses in achieving global health goals and in mobilizing world public opinion during the “2010 International Year of the Nurse.” 
 
Please consider acting now, in December, before this 2009 Assembly concludes. Your brief e-mailed letter would support immediate adoption of the Draft UN General Assembly Resolution as proposed below. 
 
Simply follow these few steps:
 
1) A quick internet search for “ _________ ” [your country's name] and “UN Mission NYC.” 
 
2) There, identify your UN Ambassador “Permanent Representative” and an e-mail contact for your nation's UN Mission in New York.
 
3) Then, write your e-mail simply asking your Ambassador to consider co-sponsoring the very brief UN Resolution — quote from below — for immediate adoption by the 2009 UN General Assembly.  Here is an example you can access to give you more ideas for writing your email. 
 
4) Consider adding your personal comments of support. If you are involved in achieving UN MDGs #4 - Child Mortality and / or  #5 - Maternal Health — say so!
 
5) Copy and include the Draft Assembly Resolution as proposed below.
 
6) For further context, click here to see a related News Release.
Draft UN General Assembly Resolution
proposed text...

"Acknowledging Commitment of Nurses to the UN MDGs"

1/. The General Assembly, in recognition of the devotion and dedication of the world's nurses and midwives and their care and concern for the health and well-being of the "peoples of the United Nations," hereby acknowledges, with gratitude, their celebration of the "2010 International Year of the Nurse," the Centennial of Florence Nightingale, through their campaign to raise global public awareness and support for the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

2/. The Assembly recognizes, in particular, their vital contribution to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health — as specified in MDGs 4 and 5 — and expresses appreciation for their overall commitment to the achievement of these United Nations' objectives.
FURTHER STEPS YOU MIGHT CONSIDER.....

To multiply your impact: 
 
Forward this email to friends and colleagues, suggesting they might do the same.
 
Learn more about NIGH's journey.
 
Review NIGH's “Global Campaign for a Healthy World” in greater depth. 

Launching the 2010 International Year of the Nurse 2010 IYNurse 
The "2010 International Year of the Nurse" and Centennial of Florence Nightingale are finally here! Throughout the world, nurses are celebrating through advocacy for all eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with stories about achieving these Goals.  Begin Here!

NIGH considers the 2010 global celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and Florence Nightingale Centennial as an opportunity for nurses, midwives and community health workers to collaborate in mobilizing public support for the achievement of the UN MDGs, particularly the Goals to reduce the persistent levels of child and maternal death.
We appreciate your continuing commitment to a healthy world.....

News of this current initiative — requesting the UN General Assembly to recognize that nurses and midwives are essential to the actual achievement of these UN Goals and to appreciate the “2010 IYNurse” grassroots-to-global campaign of public support — is being currently being circulated to all news correspondents and media agencies accredited to the United Nations. 
 
Should you wish to do the same with your media contacts, the details from this New Release are available here.
 
Your signature of the "Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World" has placed you in common cause with a growing grassroots-to-global team working with you towards a healthy world. 
 
We anticipate, with appreciation, your action in response to this request and we welcome your continuing interest and commitment.  

And we wish you and all of your family, friends and colleagues a happy and fulfilling New Year!
 
Our warmest regards,
 
PHALAKSHI MANJREKAR, MScRN, India
JANE SUN, China
DIONNE SINCLAIR, MScN, RN, Jamaica
BARBARA DOSSEY, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, USA
CYNDA RUSHTON, PhD, RN, FAAN, USA
DEVA-MARIE BECK, PhD, RN, Canada
ELEANOR KIBRICK, MSc, Canada
CYRIL RITCHIE, Switzerland
BILL ROLPH, USA
WAYNE KINES, Canada
 
DIRECTORS of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) on behalf of 20,200+ nurses and concerned citizens from 110 nations who have signed the “Nightingale Declaration.”

 

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