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UN Agency Plan Tackles Hidden Cost of Gold

From smartphones to wedding rings, the hidden cost of everyday gold is its threat to human and environmental health, according to a new United Nations-driven initiative launched on Monday that aims to tackle mercury-based mining methods.

SOP newswire3Ash Carter: U.S, Japan Defense Guidelines Break New Ground - American and Japanese national security leaders unveiled the new guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation today, saying the new rules will promote peace and stability not only in the region, but worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Rushes Supplies to Earthquake Survivors in Nepal - The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Peaceful Presidential Election in Togo - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the presidential election in Togo, which took place on Saturday.
SOP newswire3UN Marks Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster - In a message to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today remembered the hundreds of emergency workers who responded to the accident and the more than 330,000 people uprooted from their homes in its aftermath.
SOP newswire3DoD Sends Aircraft to Support Disaster-Assistance Operations in Nepal - The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Sends Condolences to Victims of Nepal Earthquake - The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his deepest condolences to the Government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country today.
SOP newswire3Obama: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First - In this week`s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values.
SOP newswire3Libya: UN Condemns Horrific Week of Human Rights Violations - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the successive horrific incidents in Libya this past week.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers Repel Two Attacks in South Darfur - Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass.
SOP newswire3UN Urges UK to Curb Tabloid Hate Speech - The United Nations urged British authorities and media to take steps to curb incitement to hatred by tabloid newspapers.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Attacks on UN Personnel in Mali - Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali.
SOP newswire3ISIL Takes Defensive Posture in Iraq, Centcom Says - U.S. Central Command officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group is on the defensive in Iraq, Centcom spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told reporters here today.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Final Release of Child Soldiers by Armed Group in South Sudan - Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the United Nations Children's Fund a final group of 283 children.
SOP newswire3First Lady Announces Jobs, Training for 90,000 Vets, Spouses - First Lady Michelle Obama announced yesterday that numerous technology and energy companies have committed to hire or train 90,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years as part of the Joining Forces initiative.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Spanish Embassy in Libya - The UN strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Xenophobic Violence in South Africa - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks.
SOP newswire3UN: Progress Towards Global Vaccination Targets for 2015 is Far Off Track - The United Nations World Health Organization today warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track.
SOP newswire3Respect for the UN Flag is Disappearing - Respect for the United Nations flag and the Red Cross and Red Crescent flag is disappearing.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter, UAE Crown Prince Discuss Bilateral Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates discussed the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues during a meeting here yesterday, according to a Defense Department statement.
SOP newswire3Inside the Coalition to Defeat ISIL - Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve is the U.S.-led coalition`s response to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, often referred to as Daesh.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Target ISIL in Ramadi, Beiji - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant`s tentacles are spreading beyond Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan and Libya, but the pressure of coalition air and ground power has weakened the terrorist group, a Defense Department official said here today.
SOP newswire3UN Mobilizes Assistance Amid Renewed Fighting in Iraq - The United Nations' humanitarian agencies are rushing support to thousands of Iraqis fleeing a flare-up in hostilities throughout the country's Anbar Governate, the Organization confirmed today.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Jalalabad - The UN strongly condemned the suicide attack that killed 35 people and injured more than 100 others in the Afghan city of Jalalabad earlier today.
SOP newswire3U.S., Japan, South Korea Hold Trilateral Security Talks - The United States, South Korea and Japan today concluded what a joint statement called a productive and substantive two-day security meeting here.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Release of Palestinian Tax Revenues - The United Nations official charged with coordinating the Middle East peace process has welcomed the announcement that an agreement has been reached on the release of Palestinian tax revenues by Israeli authorities.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Epidemic of Prison Overcrowding - With over 10 million people in prisons worldwide, prison overcrowding has reached epidemic proportions in many countries.
SOP newswire3Trends in Iraq Moving in Right Direction, Dempsey Says - The Iraqi government has made gains, and trends there are moving in the right direction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Pentagon news conference today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Discusses Top National Security Priorities - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today discussed his top priorities and other defense issues at a Pentagon news conference.
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