Philadelphia—CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials analysis organization serving the nursing and allied healthcare professions, is pleased to announce it is now associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI).
DPI’s Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations approved CGFNS for formal association on Dec. 20. As an associated NGO, CGFNS will disseminate information and raise public awareness surrounding the activities of the UN and issues of global concern as they relate to CGFNS’ mission. In addition to committing a portion of its publications and information activities to discussing the work of the UN, CGFNS will coordinate on strategic communications efforts and participate in UN programs and events.
“CGFNS is honored to continue working closely with the United Nations to achieve common goals between both organizations,” said CGFNS President and CEO Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI. “This association with the UN Department of Public Information further establishes CGFNS as a global authority on credentials analysis for migrating health professionals and an advocate for improving human resources for health across borders.”
CGFNS previously gained NGO consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council in 2015 and was named a member of the UN NGO Committee on Migration in June 2018. Dr. Shaffer represented CGFNS at the UN’s Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, Morocco earlier in December.
DPI was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the UN through multilingual news, multimedia campaigns, and outreach activities with a broad array of partners.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving 227 countries as the world’s largest credentials analysis organization for the nursing and allied healthcare professions. CGFNS and the International Council of Nurses cofounded the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) to serve as a global resource for research, policy and information on nurse migration. CGFNS has NGO consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).