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Monday, 5 February, 2001, 19:08 GMT
UN environment meeting in Nairobi

The United Nations evironment body has issued an appeal to international donors for more money.

At the UN Environment Programme conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the director general, Klaus Toepfer, said if more funds weren't forthcoming some important projects would be threatened.

Mr Toepfer said the programme can't even begin to look at issues such as land use and desertification because of lack of funds.

Although currency fluctuations were the cause of some its difficulties, the UN believes that some of the world's richest countries were not donating their share to the environmental programme.

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