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253 Progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2014–2015

259 How Liberia reached zero cases of Ebola virus disease

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253 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, 2014-2015

259 Comment le Libéria a mis fin à la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola

22 May 2015 description
  • The cumulative weekly new cases in the three West African countries increased over the week up to 17 May, reflecting an increase in confirmed cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Six prefectures/districts in the two countries have reported new cases within the last 21 days. Liberia has been declared free of EVD transmission since 9 May.

21 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4157

Sixty-ninth Session, 40th Meeting (AM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Additional $88.1 million was needed to support the “last mile” of the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Controller told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as delegates reiterated concern about significant resources spent to support the operation’s high-level staff positions.

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

20 May 2015 description

The West Africa Ebola virus epidemic now appears to be coming to an end. In the proposed model, we simulate changes in population behavior that help to explain the observed transmission dynamics. We introduce an EVD transmission model accompanied by a model of social mobilization. The model was fit to Lofa County, Liberia through October 2014, using weekly counts of new cases reported by the US CDC.

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

20 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 de mayo, 2015 — La directora general de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció hoy la creación de un nuevo programa que unirá todos los recursos de esa agencia de la ONU para responder de manera expedita a las emergencias sanitarias.

Durante la inauguración en Ginebra de la 68ª Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, Margaret Chan explicó que el programa será flexible y tendrá un impacto rápido en las crisis en el terreno.

19 May 2015 description

The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan have signed a Non-Project Grant Aid valued at 4.2 Million United States Dollars for economic and social development at a ceremony held on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Acting Foreign Minister Hon. B. Elias Shoniyin signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia while Ambassador Kaoru Yoshimura signed on behalf of the Japanese Government.

19 May 2015 description
  • This document assesses the impact of the Ebola outbreak on the WASH sector.

  • During the crisis people used alternative water sources and sanitation facilities, particularly if in quarantine.

  • Ebola facilities have added to the demand on an already weak WASH systems.

  • The WASH response has focused on new structures rather than maintenance of existing ones.
    A focus on facilities has drawn resources away from communities.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

19 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Resources totaling USD 90 million are required through 31 December 2015, to ensure WFP's ability to continue the provision of Common Services to the humanitarian community, including UNHAS air transportation services, crucial preparedness works at logistics bases for the rainy season and maintenance of ICT services across the three countries.

  • The handover from UNMEER to the ET Cluster of ICT equipment and services across the three countries is complete.

19 May 2015 description

In this issue

■ Addis Insight

The African Union (AU) is increasingly focusing on the role of women in peace and security as part of its 2015 theme: women’s empowerment and development towards the implementation of Agenda 2063. This will also be the theme of the upcoming AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

■ On the Agenda

The PSC discussed the African position on the review of United Nations (UN) peace operations. Cooperation between the UN and the AU in peacekeeping in Africa has become increasingly important.

19 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Although Liberia recently reached zero Ebola cases, and there has been substantial progress in slowing Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone the epidemic is not over. The world must remain focused on getting to, and sustaining, zero cases. Until we reach zero cases in each affected country, the people and economies in the region and beyond will remain at risk.

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KEY POINTS

  • Actions in response to the outbreak of Ebola cases in Boké prefecture (Guinea).

  • Sensitization and early Ebola case detection campaign in Forécariah prefecture (Guinea) gets underway.

  • Reported resistance in Dubréka prefecture (Guinea) following a spate of new cases.

Key Political and Economic Developments

  1. NSTR.
19 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 mai 2015 – Face aux lacunes de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) mises en lumière par la crise d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, la Directrice générale de cette agence onusienne, Dr Margaret Chan, a annoncé lundi une série de changements pour améliorer sa capacité de réaction en cas d'épidémie d'une ampleur comparable.

18 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 May 2015 – The head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today promised a new $100 million emergency fund and a global health crisis workforce as part of a reform package prompted by the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, saying: “I do not ever again want to see this organization faced with a situation it is not prepared, staffed, funded, or administratively set up to manage.”

18 May 2015 description
  1. During the special session of the Executive Board on Ebola in January 2015, Member States adopted a resolution calling for an interim assessment, by a panel of outside independent experts, on all aspects of WHO’s response in the Ebola outbreak.1 In response to the resolution, the DirectorGeneral established a panel to undertake this work in early March 2015.

18 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Dans sa résolution 2162 (2014), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) jusqu’au 30 juin 2015 et m’a prié de le tenir informé de la situation sur le terrain et de l’application de la résolution. Le présent rapport rend compte des principaux faits survenus depuis mon rapport du 12 décembre 2014 (S/2014/892) et contient une recommandation tendant à prolonger le mandat de l’ONUCI.
18 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2162 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2015, and requested me to keep it informed of the situation on the ground and the implementation of that resolution. The present report provides an update on major developments since my report of 12 December 2014 (S/2014/892) and recommendations for extending the mandate of UNOCI.