Took note with appreciation of the briefings provided by Dr. Nabarro, the Department of Field Support and the HR Network.
Confirmed the commitment to follow-up on any requests for system-wide coordination on operational matters under the Committee’s purview.
Recognizing the duty of care towards the personnel of the UN system as a key enabling factor in the overall UN system response in support of the countries affected by the Ebola crisis, decided that priority should be given to strengthening in-situ Ebola treatment facilities and mechanisms for UN personnel. Specifically, the HLCM decided to strengthen, on the most urgent basis, the UN clinics in all affected countries with special focus on Guinea and Sierra Leone. The effort will leverage pre-financing facilities, the procurement capacity, UN common services frameworks and other mechanisms to make this happen without delay.