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U.N. Security Council Expected To Adopt Resolution To Strengthen Global Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s expected adoption of a resolution that would urge countries to expand their responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. Security Council to take action on Ebola
“Describing the Ebola outbreak as a threat to world peace, the U.N. Security Council is set to adopt a resolution urging countries to provide field hospitals and other urgent aid to West Africa…” (9/16).

Associated Press: Ban: U.N. ‘Taking Lead’ On Global Fight On Ebola
“The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is ‘taking the lead now’ on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further…” (Daniel, 9/16).

Reuters: U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response
“The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and provide urgent assistance, including field hospitals and staff…” (Nichols, 9/16).

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