FAO Liaison Office in New York

10 July 2015, New York

By Anjali Rangaswami

Bringing together the international community in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak, the UN Secretary General, along with the Administrator of UNDP, convened the International Ebola Recovery Conference, held  9-10 July at UNHQ, to discuss how to assist affected countries in their economic recovery. In addition to financial commitments, a variety of non-financial pledges were also made, including training, medical assistance, big data support and airline scheduling commitments.  Administrator Helen Clarke noted that, based on pledges made, the Conference, realized its goal of raising $5 billion toward recovery efforts. “Stay the course and build and forge new partnerships have been the main takeaways,” she said in her concluding remarks.

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