Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | What, When at UN: 
  • Secretary-General visits Liberia, Sierra Leone…
  • UN humanitarian agencies brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council debates terrorism, cross-border crime…

Ban visits Ebola-hit West Africa, declares zero cases “must be everyone’s goal”



United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be “cautiously optimistic” about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region.


Adopting resolution, Security Council urges fight against nexus of transnational crime, terrorism

Amid a proliferation of well-funded and well-organized transnational criminal activities in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution spotlighting its concern over the ties between cross-border crime and terrorism and called on UN Member States to ramp up efforts in combatting the two activities.



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