Looking Back, Moving Forward: Nurses at the UN and the Post 2015 Agenda

Monday, 27 July 2015: 8:30 AM

Holly Shaw, PhD, MS, RN
Helped to develop STTI UN relationship by assisting with applications for DPI and ECOSOC association; Appointed by 3 STTI presidents as primary onsite representative at UN; Chair, UN Task Force (2009-2010) , UN Advisory Council (2010-2011; Attends over 20, STTI; NIGH (Nightingale Intiative for Global Health, Sea Cliff, NY

Through formal accreditation with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) many opportunities are available for STTI nurse advocates and leaders to become involved in the UN Non Governmental (NGO) community. Dr. Shaw will review the history of the UN STTI relationship and the many ways STTI global members can be involved in UN activities, programs and events, particularly during the transition from MDGS to Sustainable Development Platform.  In response to the consultation and collaboration requested by the UN for input into the post 2015Agenda to be decided by the General Assembly in September, 2015, nurses have an unprecedented opportunity to provide input and guidance to the General Assembly and the UN NGO community regarding a variety of health and mental health issues, non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health.

This presentation will include a report of data gathered from the innovative global outreach project directed at promoting participation from nurses in over 100 countries via on line platform, “The World Nurses Want”.  Suggestions will be made regarding opportunities for involvement in this UN campaign as well as global endeavors to promote UN activism and advocacy.