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Communiqué June 2016 ICM Board Meeting

The ICM Board held its annual meeting on 28-30 June 2016 in The Hague.  Highlights of the meeting were as follows:

 

- Ingela Wiklund, ICM Board member from Northern Europe region, was appointed the interim ICM Treasurer following the resignation of Myrte de Geus due to personal circumstances 

- The Board evaluation process was completed

- The following member associations were approved for ICM Associate Membership: 

- Saudi Midwifery Group (Saudi Arabia)

- Somali Midwifery Association (Somalia)

- Brunei Darussalam Nurses Association (Brunei)

- Asociación Mexicana de Partería (Mexico)

- The governance of ICM regional conferences was discussed

- The Board deemed the inaugural ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador to be very successful

- Congratulations were offered to Petra ten Hoope-Bender on her appointment as UNFPA Technical Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health. Accordingly, Patricia Perrenoud, a midwife from Switzerland, was approved as the interim ICM           representative to UN in Geneva

- Approval was given to a proposal for the implementation of global accreditation scheme for midwifery education programmes

- The Board participated in further planning for the 31st ICM Congress to be held in Toronto June 2017

- Approval was given to two innovative forms of communication for Council delegates

- The Board welcomed and accepted reports from ICM regulation, research and education Standing Committees as well   as regional reports from Board members

- The Annual Meeting of ICM Council took place on the 29th of June. The Council voted to approve the financial reports and other relevant documents

 

ICM BOARD MEMBERS JUNE 2016

ICM board members in a group photo. From L-R (front row): Frances Ganges - Chief Executice, Address Malata-Vice President, Rafat Jan (Asia & Pacific), Rita Borg-Xuereb (Europe), Frances Day-Stirk - President, Irene De La Torre & Sandra Oyarzo Torres (Americas), Jemima Dennis-Antwi (Africa) and Ingela Wiklund - Tresurer, also representing Europe. From L-R (back row): Laurence Monteiro (Africa), Heny Jonkes - Council Representative (France), Sue Bree & Mary Kirk (Asia Pacific), Serena Debonnet (Europe) and Franka Cade - Council Representative (Netherlands)

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