ICM is governed by an International Council, the decision-making body of the organisation, which develops ICM’s Triennial Strategy at each Triennial Council Meeting. The Council appoints Board members according to processes set out in the ICM Constitution. The Confederation also works under a set of Governance Policies

Organisational structure: 
There are 140 ICM Member Associations  in 119 Countries representing over 1 million midwives. 

Two Members from each Member Association and the Board.  

The main role of the board is to oversee the role of the headoffice. 

10 Board members from six regions: Africa - Anglophone and Francophone (2), Americas - North America and Caribbean and Latin America  (2), Western-Pacific (1), Eastern Mediterranean Region (1), South East Asia (1), and Europe - Northern, Central and Southern (3). 

The Board includes the Executive Committee: President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. The Chief Executive attends Board meetings in an ex-officio capacity with no voting rights. Board Members are appointed for a three-year term, which can be renewed only once. 

The Governance Structure of ICM


The ICM Head Office is based The Hague, the Netherlands. 

Click here to visit the 'ICM Staff' page. 


Scientific Professional Programme Committee

The Scientific Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) assesses and approves abstracts and completes the scientific programme for ICM Triennial Congresses. 


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