Disease Threats Top Security Concerns At World Economic Forum; Ban Urges Focus On Climate, Development, Gender Issues

Reuters: After Ebola, flu and drug resistance top pandemic threats
“…Risks posed by pandemic threats such as deadly strains of flu and drug-resistant superbugs have shot up the agenda of global security issues at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos as politicians and scientists grapple with the lessons from an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 8,600 people…” (Hirschler, 1/23).

U.N. News Centre: In Davos, Ban urges global action in 2015 on development, gender equality, climate change
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] urged world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to maintain their focus on a broad range of climate, development, and gender equality issues, warning that as the global community continues to face multiple crises, the new year must be a time for ‘strong commitment’ from international stakeholders…” (1/23).