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Avian influenza

Global Milestones

In 2005, avian influenza (H5N1) emerged as a global concern because of its actual impact on poultry and livelihoods losses, and potential as the cause of a human influenza pandemic.  The United Nations System was mobilized and encouraged to work in support of affected countries, address the global risk and prepare for a pandemic. Following the summit meeting with ASEAN Heads of State on 13 September 2005 at New York, the UN Secretary General appointed a UN System Senior Influenza Co-ordinator responsible for multi-lateral action. 




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One World, One Health

A Strategic Framework for Reducing Risks of Infectious Diseases at the Animal–Human–Ecosystems Interface (2008)

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