The first-ever UN emergency health mission, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is being set up in response to the unprecedented outbreak. The Mission will be temporary and will respond to immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola, which has been reported in more than 7,000 people and killed 3,338 as of 28 September 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses global attention on the particular challenges girls face and to promote girls' empowerment. In reserving a day of advocacy by and for girls, the United Nations has signalled its commitment to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence and the economic disparities that disproportionately affect girls. The theme for 2014 is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.