Accra, September 29, 2014 – A 13-member advance team of UNMEER, led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of UNMEER, Anthony Banbury has arrived in Accra. A press conference will take place tomorrow September 30.
Under the leadership of Mr. Banbury, the team will ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak is outlined and implemented.
The establishment of UNMEER follows the unanimous adoption of UN General Assembly resolution 69/1 to provide a platform for wide-ranging international efforts to put an end to the spread of the disease. UNMEER will have its headquarters in Accra with offices in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.