International Ebola Recovery Conference Ending Ebola: “Get to Zero, Stay at Zero and Rebuild”

May 9, 2015

Congo Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Dylan Lowthian/UNDP

New York - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host an International Ebola Recovery Conference in July to ensure that the affected countries receive the resources and support they need to overcome the wider socio-economic consequences of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

The conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 July 2015 will take place in cooperation with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, together with other partners.  

While numbers of Ebola cases have dropped, the affected countries still need the support of the international community to get to zero cases, stay there, and to move forward on the road to recovery.

Participants at the high-level event will share strategies for ending the Ebola epidemic – “getting to zero and staying at zero”. The conference will also offer the affected countries the opportunity to share detailed national and regional recovery plans and budgets, prioritizing their needs for the next 24-month period, and will seek to secure international support to fill technical and financial gaps in resources needed.

At the conference, the Secretary-General will call for action to make sure the three countries do not experience further setbacks from the long-term social and economic impacts of the disease.

The United Nations and its partners are united in ensuring that the Governments of the most-affected countries are fully supported in their recovery plans.

Contact information

Vannina Maestracci
maestracci@un.org
+1-917-367-0293

Boaz Paldi:
boaz.paldi@undp.org
+1 212 906 6801

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