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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 newswire3U.S., Partner Nations Conduct 13 Strikes Against ISIL in Syria - U.S. military forces and partner nations, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, attacked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria today.
SOP newswire3UN: Progress in Helping Syria's Children - Efforts to reach and assist Syrian children affected by that country`s nearly four-year-long conflict are making headway.
SOP newswire3Obama: U.N. Will Mobilize Countries to Fight Ebola Outbreak - In a speech this morning before the United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters, President Barack Obama likened this distant yet urgent problem to another remote but rising global threat -- the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Security Council Tackles Threat of Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Responding to an unprecedented flow of foreign terrorist fighters and the growth of facilitation networks fuelling conflicts around the world, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution to resolutely address this growing threat to international peace and security.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Promotes Women's Empowerment - Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, opened a star-studded event in New York this evening with strong calls on men and boys worldwide to raise their voiced for gender equality today and women's empowerment.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Says Anti-ISIL Coalition Continues to Grow - The coalition to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is growing, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'International Day of Peace' - With John Lennon`s iconic song 'Imagine' as the backdrop, the UN marked the International Day of Peace underscoring that all people have the right to peace.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Welcomes Congressional Action on Aid to Syrian Opposition - Chuck Hagel expressed his gratitude to Congress last night for its swift action to give the Defense Department the authority to begin training and equipping the moderate Syrian opposition.
SOP newswire3UN: Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Mass Murder - The UN urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees.
SOP newswire3Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Leading Investors Urge Transition to Low-carbon Economy - More than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions.
SOP newswire3UN: Hundreds of Yemeni Families in Need of Aid - Clashes were today reported in Marib, Yemen, where United Nations humanitarian partners estimate that about 300 families are displaced and cut off from aid.
SOP newswire3UN Launches Emergency Food Aid Operation in Ukraine - The UN is rolling out its first operation in Ukraine, providing food assistance to vulnerable people affected by the conflict.
SOP newswire3Dr. Jill Biden Cheers-on Athletes at Invictus Games - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games.
SOP newswire3Security Council Deplores Murder of British Aid Worker by Islamic Militants - The United Nations Security Council condemned the murder of David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3United States at War With ISIL Militants - The US is at war with ISIL, in the same way we're at war and continue to be at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
SOP newswire3President Obama Discusses Relentless Campaign Against ISIL - In his weekly address issued,Obama discussed the strategy of his targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign against ISIL.
SOP newswire3Peacekeepers Detained in Golan: UN Demands Release - The Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan.
SOP newswire3UN: No 'Back to School` for Millions of Children Affected by Conflict - Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries.
SOP newswire3DoD Agrees to Share Space Data with South Korea - The Defense Department has signed a memorandum of understanding to share space situational awareness data with South Korea`s Defense Ministry.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Visits U.S. Marines, Georgian Troops Near Tbilisi - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time today during his first official visit to Georgia to have lunch with U.S. Marines and afterward.
SOP newswire3Iraq, Syria Top Priorities for New UN Human Rights Chief - The new UN human rights chief urged the international community to stop the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria, lashing out at the armed group ISIL for trying to create a house of blood.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Welcomes Steps Toward Holding of Sudanese National Dialogue - Ban Ki-moon welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Notes 'Exceptionally Capable' Russian Force - Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.
SOP newswire3NATO Allies Agree ISIL Poses Significant Threat, Obama Says - NATO allies agreed today that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses a significant threat to the alliance.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Confirms Death of al-Shabab Co-founder - Ahmed Abdi al-Muhammad, also known Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of the al-Shabab jihadist group, was killed Sept. 1 in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed today.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council Condemns Cowardly Killing of Journalist by ISIS - The UN Security Council condemned the cowardly murder of Steven Sotloff, an American and Israeli journalist, by the Islamic State.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Release of Peacekeepers Detained in Golan - The Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Deadly Attack on UN Peacekeepers in Mali - A statement issued by Mr. Ban`s spokesperson in New York said the Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the death of the four Chadian peacekeepers following an attack by an explosive device on a vehicle of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.
SOP newswire3Ban Alarmed at Israel's Seizure of West Bank Land - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called state land.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers in the Golan Come Under Renewed Attack - The United Nations said its peacekeepers in the Golan were attacked by armed elements on Saturday, as efforts continue to achieve the safe release of 44 blue helmets detained on Thursday.
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