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U.N. Security Council Declares Ebola Threatens International Security, Calls On Nations To Do More

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a historic resolution on Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Security Council: Ebola threatens world peace “The U.N. Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak a threat to world peace and called on countries to provide urgent aid to West Africa, the…

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U.N. SG Ban Announces Plans To Deploy Emergency Medical Mission To Ebola-Hit West Africa

News outlets report on a U.N. plan to deploy an emergency health mission to West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak. Reuters: United Nations to deploy Ebola mission in worst-affected states “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will appoint a special envoy to head the U.N. Mission for Ebola…

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Ebola Poses Test For U.N. SG Ban, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Ebola Presents Challenge, and an Opportunity, for U.N. Leader “Ban Ki-moon, in his seventh year as the secretary general of the United Nations, has a full plate of unsolved problems, from a widening war in Syria to conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan –…

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Ebola Death Toll Reaches 2,630 Out Of 5,357 Cases, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the number of Ebola cases is growing rapidly and the virus has killed roughly half of those infected. Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than…

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Sierra Leone Begins 3-Day Nationwide Lockdown Amid Hopes, Fears

News outlets report on the start of a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, as the nation attempts to educate residents about and contain the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown “Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the…

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U.N. Climate Summit Next Week In New York; U.S. Surgeon General To Speak At Event Preview

News outlets report on what to expect at the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit, which will take place in New York City on Sept. 23. Deutsche Welle: Figueres: “If we want to prevent conflicts, we have to address climate change now” “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from…

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Gaps In Donor Commitments Hold Back Progress In Reaching MDGs, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Gaps in commitments by developed countries hamper progress on MDGs — U.N. “Despite improvements in the lives of millions of people around the world, the United Nations today reported that persistent gaps between promises made and those delivered by developed countries are holding back greater progress on…

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Maternal Health To Be Focus At UNGA Meeting; Shortage Of HCWs Disproportionately Affects Women

News outlets report on international efforts to improve maternal health. The Guardian: U.N. chiefs urged to give up seats for civil society groups at maternal health talks “A global network of maternal health advocates are calling on the heads of U.N. agencies to give up their seats to civil society…

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U.N. Warns Of Food Shortage For Syrians Due To Lack Of Funds

News outlets report on the U.N.’s warning on Thursday that it is running out of funds for food programs in Syria, potentially affecting nearly six million Syrians. Associated Press: U.N. warns of food shortages for Syrians “The United Nations on Thursday said that it is running out of money to…

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Petition Urges U.N. To Keep R&D Central To Post-2015 Development Agenda

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Over 150 organizations and individuals urge U.N. to keep health R&D at the heart of the post-2015 agenda Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses a petition signed by more than 150 organizations and individuals and sent “to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Member States…

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