Ban Appoints Deputy U.N. Ebola Coordinator, Will Convene High-Level Meeting On Outbreak

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to address the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at U.N. headquarters to scale-up crisis response
“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 highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (9/9).

U.N. News Centre: ‘Merciless’ spread of Ebola in Liberia must be stopped in its tracks, Security Council told
“Liberia is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, the Security Council was told today in a briefing that focused on the impact of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is responsible for at least 1,200 deaths in the country…” (9/9).

Xinhua/GlobalPost: U.N. appoints deputy U.N. coordinator to fight Ebola
“The U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of veteran U.N. official Anthony Banbury as the deputy U.N. coordinator for Ebola and operation crisis manager…” (9/9).