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  • 22 November 2014
    Australia's Security Council Presidency - November 2014 On 1 November, Australia assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month ahead. The Security Council President is responsible for managing the Council agenda, calling and chairing Council meetings, and working towards common ground on issues before the Council. Read more
  • 21 November 2014
    Security Council Presidential Statement on Ebola UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Presidential Statement on Ebola 21 November 2014   At the 7318th meeting of the Security Council, held on 21 November 2014, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “Peace and Security in Africa: Ebola”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council: The Security Council reiterates its grave concern about the unprecedented extent of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, which constitutes a threat to international peace and security, and the impact of the Ebola virus on West Africa, in particular Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Read more
  • 21 November 2014
    Ebola UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by the Hon Ms Julie Bishop, MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs 21 November 2014   The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, its reach, and its impact, and it is much more than a health crisis. Read more

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