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New York, Sept 18 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with the head of the United Nations health agency, will outline the international action plan to contain Ebola on Thursday when the Security Council convenes an emergency meeting on the outbreak. more
UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 17 (JEN) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, withSecretar ...

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

New York, Sept 16 (JEN) The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-me ...

Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all co ...

Ebola: UN will 'stay the course' in Liberia, peacekeeping chief says

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbours currently battling an “unprecedented” Ebola outbreak, the Organization’s peacekeeping ch ...

Ebola: UN relief chief allocates $4 million to bolster aid deliveries in West Africa

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official on Wednesday approved an ...

‘Merciless,’ spread of Ebola in Liberia must be stopped in its tracks, Security Council told

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) Liberia is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, the Security Council was told on Tuesday in a briefing that focused on the impact of the current ...

Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at UN headquarters to scale-up crisis response

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to high ...

UN health agency convenes meeting to weigh Ebola therapies, vaccines

New York,Sept 5 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) began a two-day meeting in Geneva to discuss potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in response to “intense public ...

Ebola response must be based on ‘scientific evidence, not on fear,’ urge top UN officials

New York, Sept 3 (JEN) Misinformation about Ebola can only exacerbate an already fragile situation, said United Nations officials at the highest level on Tuesday, urging international actio ...