25 August 2014

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Appoints David Nabarro Senior United Nations

System Coordinator for Ebola


The United Nations Secretary-General on 12 August appointed Dr. David Nabarro as Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola virus disease. †Dr. Nabarro is presently in the region of affected countries.

Dr. Nabarro will be responsible for ensuring that the United Nations system makes an effective and coordinated contribution to the global effort to control the outbreak of Ebola, which, at present, is particularly affecting countries in West Africa. †The United Nations systemís efforts on Ebola will reflect the central role being played by the World Health Organization (WHO) in leading worldwide support for the courageous responses of countries whose people are affected by, and at risk of, the Ebola virus disease.

The UN system will respond to the needs and interests of national Governments and their peoples: †this will be undertaken in conjunction with all those with a stake in Ebola-related issues.

Dr. Nabarro continues serving as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition and as Co-ordinator of the Movement for Scaling Up Nutrition.

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