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Nairobi, 19 February 1998 - Forest fires are spreading once again in Indonesia, threatening the return of the choking haze which blanketed a large area of South East Asia last year, causing widespread health and environmental problems.

Thursday 19 Feb 1998

Nairobi, 19 February 1998 - Meeting in Malaysia next week under the auspices of the Basel Convention, government ministers will specify the hazardous wastes that will be subject to a worldwide export ban from developed to developing countries.

Thursday 19 Feb 1998

9 February 1998 - Senior executives and experts from 80 Asian financial institutions held a two-day United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Roundtable on Finance and the Environment in Singapore.

Monday 09 Feb 1998

Nairobi, 9 February 1998 - Mr. Klaus Topfer, formally, took over the reins of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) here today. In his first speech to staff, Mr. Topfer, Executive Director of UNEP and Director General of UNON, called for hard work, and stressed the need for openness and team effort in enhancing the status of UNEP as the global voice for the environment.

Monday 09 Feb 1998
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