BAN / EBOLA ECONOMY

05-Dec-2014 00:02:42
Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite the speed and generosity of the international response to the Ebola outbreak much ‘more will be asked before this emergency is over.”  UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: BAN / EBOLA ECONOMY
TRT: 2.42
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 5 DECEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior of United Nations Headquarters

5 DECEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, meeting room
3. Med shot, panel
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Families have lost income. More than 3,300 children have been orphaned. The social and economic impact has been broad and deep. It will long outlast the outbreak itself. The three most affected countries have experienced significant development setbacks.”
5. Cutaway, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Before the Ebola outbreak, the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were vibrant and growing. Now they are weak and stagnant. Incomes are down. Prices have risen. Markets are bare. People are hungry. That is why it is imperative that while we work to end the Ebola outbreak, we must also begin to focus on recovery.”
7. Cutaway, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Mitigating the consequences of Ebola will demand a coordinated global response comparable to what is being provided to end the outbreak. This Council has an important role to play in identifying actions that the international community can take. It is central to promoting coherence throughout the United Nations system in support of common objectives.”
9. Cutaway, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“An integrated approach by United Nations entities, including the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, will strengthen the impact of our actions. The people and governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have suffered much and shown great resilience. They are counting on the international community to help end the Ebola outbreak and support their swift and full recovery. The international response to date has been unprecedented in its speed and generosity, but much more will be asked before this emergency is over.”
11. Wide shot, meeting room
STORYLINE
Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Secretary-General said that despite the speed and generosity of the international response to the Ebola outbreak much ‘more will be asked before this emergency is over.”

The meeting of the Council was themed Ebola: a threat to sustainable development.

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “the social and economic impact ‘of Ebola outbreak on affected countries has been “broad and deep” and that those countries have experienced significant development setbacks.”

Before the outbreak, the economies of the three most affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were “vibrant and growing”, whereas now they are “week and stagnant.”

That’s why- said Ban, while working to end the outbreak “it is imperative begin to focus on recovery.”

He added that it will take a “coordinated global response” to mitigate the consequences of Ebola outbreak.

Speaking of the role of the ECOSOC in dealing with economic consequences of the outbreak Ban said the Council is to “identify actions that the international community can take” as well as to “promote coherence throughout the United Nations system in support of common objectives.”

Secretary-General pointed out that the integrated approach by United Nations entities, including the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, will strengthen the impact of our actions.

He praised people of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia for their resilience but that they are “counting on the international community to help end the Ebola outbreak and support their swift and full recovery.”

According to the World Health Organization, as of 3rd December there have been 17 145 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 6070 reported deaths. The fatality rate across the three most-affected countries in all cases is 72% while in hospitalized patients that rate rate is 60%.
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