Back 5 July 2016

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 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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