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Issue 15: Basel Convention hosts World Forum on E-Wastes

01.12.2006

The member governments of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal met at the United Nations Office in Nairobi from 27 November to 1 December to seek solutions to the world's rising tide of hazardous wastes.
An important backdrop to the meeting was the recent tragedy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, where the illegal dumping of hazardous wastes killed 10 people, poisoned tens of thousands of others and led to the resignation of the national government