We stand at a historic juncture. We face the greatest public health crisis ever. And we each have the opportunity to work together in support of the brave and determined people of the region to bend the chilling curve of Ebola’s spread and to end the devastation and suffering that it has wrought. To beat this virus and to produce the seismic shift upon which the lives of an entire generation in West Africa depend, we each have to dig deeper, and we each must conquer the fears that this epidemic has generated.
In the last two weeks, you’ve seen the previous record of co-sponsors for a Security Council resolution broken on two occasions. On the Ebola resolution, where as you know we had 134 co-sponsors—nearly double the prior record of co-sponsors—and then the foreign terrorist fighter resolution passed at the summit that President Obama chaired where we had 104 co-sponsors. So, you see the United States helping to put the weight of the international community into the kinds of collective actions that transnational problems require.
The trend lines in this crisis are grave, and without immediate international action, we are facing the potential for a public health crisis that could claim lives on a scale far greater than current estimates and set the countries of West Africa back a generation. Because of the increasingly grim situation, particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the United States has requested an emergency meeting of the Security Council this Thursday, September 18th.
- Ambassador Samantha Power
There is much work to be done and a full global response will require our collective resources and conviction that we can stop this outbreak as we have done with previous ones. But no one national government, no single UN office or no NGO can manage this alone. It is imperative that we, as an international community, get serious about addressing the public health, humanitarian and security effects of this outbreak.
- Ambassasdor Samnatha Power
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|10/30/14||Remarks at the German Marshall Fund on the International Response to the Ebola Crisis; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power|
|10/30/14||Remarks at the UN General Assembly on the Passing of President Sata; Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman|
|10/29/14||Media Advisory: U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to Discuss the Ebola Crisis and Her Recent Trip to West Africa at a Reuters Newsmaker Event in New York on October 31, 2014|
|10/29/14||Remarks at a Press Availability at the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in Accra, Ghana; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power|
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