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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 newswire3UN: Food Still Major Priority For Typhoon Survivors - Food for more than three-quarters of a million people has been dispatched to communities hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
SOP newswire3UN: Urgent Action Needed on Road Safety - Ban Ki-moon is calling for urgent action to make roads safer for all those who use them in an effort to save millions of lives worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned European Countries May be Denying Entry to Syrians, - The UN said it is deeply concerned over reports of some European Union countries denying entry or forcibly returning asylum-seekers, including people who fled the Syrian conflict.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Conveys Condolences, Vows Support to Filipinos - Chuck Hagel called Philippines National Defense Secretary Voltaire Tuvera Gazmin to convey his condolences to the people of the Philippines and discuss the United States' support for the Philippine government in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Restraint After Deadly Clashes In Libyan Capital - The United Nations mission in Libya strongly condemned the violence which took place in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday that led to the loss of civilian lives.
SOP newswire3UN Voices Concern About Recent Violence In Haiti - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti today voiced its concern at recent incidents of violence in several cities and urged everyone in the country to work towards ensuring a peaceful society.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals for Support for Typhoon Survivors - The UN called for a sustained and collective response from the international community to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Greater Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity - Ban Ki-moon urged lowering the number of people living with diabetes " increasingly younger and poorer " by changing unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets and a lack of exercise.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Orders Aircraft Carrier, Ships to Philippines - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several other U.S. Navy ships to the Republic of the Philippines.
SOP newswire3UN Announces $25 Million for Typhoon Relief Efforts - The UN released an initial $25 million from the world body`s emergency fund in quick response to the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan which ripped through the Philippines over the weekend.
SOP newswire3UN Working With Philippines to Respond to Super Typhoon - A United Nations team arrived this morning in the city of Tacloban in the Philippines to assess and respond to the damage caused by the super typhoon Haiyan.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Corruption All Over The World - Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the non-governmental organization Transparency International on its 20th anniversary, praising its work to advance anti-corruption efforts around the world.
SOP newswire3UN Prepared To Help Victims Of Super Typhoon Haiyan - The United Nations is supporting the Government of the Philippines in assessing the damage caused by super typhoon Haiyan.
SOP newswire3UN Protects Great Apes In Congo - UN is fighting an environmental battle to save great apes.
SOP newswire3UN Efforts to Tackle Worsening Syria Crisis - International efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria continue apace.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attack on Wedding Convoy Which Killed Dozens in Nigeria - The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the attack on a wedding convoy in Nigeria, which killed more than 30 people.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Spate of Assassination Attempts in Benghazi - The UN condemned the series of assassinations in Benghazi targeting security and military officials as well as political activists and other citizens.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Loss of Life in Boat Tragedy off Myanmar Coast - The United Nations refugee agency deplored the loss of life in the recent boat tragedy off the western coast of Myanmar.
SOP newswire3UN: Thousands Displaced By Fighting In Congo - Some 10,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been forced to flee to Uganda after the latest wave of fighting between Congolese Government forces and the rebel group M23.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Killing Of French Journalists In Mali - The UN condemned the kidnapping and assassinations of two French journalists in northern Mali.
SOP newswire3UN: Lebanon Needs Help In Taking Care of Syrian Refugees - The international community should match Lebanon`s generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria.
SOP newswire3UN Reaches Record Number Of Syrians With Food - The UN said that it is reaching 3.3 million people in Syria, a record for its operations, but many are still without food in areas cut off by fighting.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Stresses Iraq`s Role in Maintaining Regional Stability - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed Iraq`s important role in maintaining regional stability.
SOP newswire3UN: Geneva Conference Must Include Syrian Government and Opposition - The proposed Geneva II conference to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis must include representatives from the Government as well as the opposition.
SOP newswire3UN: Syria Renders Chemical Weapons Facilities Inoperable - Syria`s chemical weapons facilities are inoperable, the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations overseeing the destruction of the country`s weapons programme confirmed.
SOP newswire3UN Report Spotlights Adolescent Pregnancy - A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: No More Israeli Settlements In Palestinian Territory - Ban Ki-moon has deplored the announcements of further Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
SOP newswire3UN General Assembly Calls For End To US Embargo Of Cuba - For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
SOP newswire3United Nations: Don't Forget Sandy's Caribbean Victims - On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in the US, UN officials are reminding the public not to forget the storm`s less documented Caribbean victims.
SOP newswire3UN: Rising Violence In Nigeria - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is calling on States to keep their borders open for Nigerians fleeing the escalating violence in their country.
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