U.N. To Hold High-Level Meeting On Ebola As Aid Mission Gets Underway

News outlets report U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to hold a meeting on Ebola among world leaders, as the U.N.’s relief mission gets underway in West Africa.

U.N. News Centre: Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus…” (9/23).

Wall Street Journal: Ghana Leader Says Ebola Relief Effort to Deploy Quickly
“The United Nations will rapidly deploy its Ebola relief effort in West Africa, said Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, whose country agreed to be the hub for the international push…” (Salvaterra, 9/23).

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: U.N. chief appoints special envoy for Ebola, head of UNMEER
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced the appointment of David Nabarro as his Special Envoy for Ebola and Anthony Banbury as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)…” (9/24).

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