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14 Dec 2014 description
report UN Global Compact

(New York, 11 December 2014) – Over 150 representatives of business, civil society, Governments and the United Nations came together today for discussions aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and impact of “UN-Business Collaboration for Global Ebola Response.” The urgency and immediacy of this crisis requires extraordinary efforts to work together to stop Ebola.

08 Nov 2014 description
report UN Global Compact

(New York, 7 November 2014) – As spread of the Ebola virus is still intensifying in many affected areas in Western Africa, the UN Global Compact is calling on all companies with a footprint in Western Africa to sign the Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination.

The number of reported Ebola cases now exceeds 13,500 and the number of reported deaths is nearing 5,000 according to UNMEER (UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response). As the World Health Organization has declared, this is a “public health emergency of international concern”.