Ebola – A Threat to Sustainable Development

An Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on the day of a visit from Anthony Banbury, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). UN Photo/Ari Gaitanis

ECOSOC Special Meeting

As the United Nations and the international community step up efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak, the Economic and Social Council convened a Special Meeting on 5 December 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York to

  • discuss in-depth the economic and social impact of Ebola on the affected countries, the region and the rest of the world
  • identify solutions for a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response

The Special Meeting, chaired by the President of ECOSOC, brought together high-level representatives of Member States, the United Nations system, the international organizations, civil society, health sector experts, academia and the private sector. See the programme for details.


Ebola-related meetings and websites