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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 Provides Aid To Flood-Stricken South Sudan - Humanitarian agencies and their partners have reached nearly 100,000 of the 156,000 people affected by flooding across South Sudan over the past couple of months.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Killing Of UN Peacekeeper In Congo - United Nations Secretary-General has condemned today the killing by M23 rebels of a UN peacekeeper in strife-riven eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
SOP newswire3UN Promotes Global Right to Food Movement - The UN independent expert on food urged Governments to incorporate nutrition strategies into laws and legal entities to further drive the global right to food movement.
SOP newswire3UN Expresses Concern About Use of Armed Drones - Expressing concern about the potential for illegal use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, the UN called on States to be transparent in their use, to investigate allegations of unlawful killings.
SOP newswire3UN: Appalling Suffering In Syria - The statement also deplored the escalating violence in a conflict that has already killed more than 100, 000 people and driven some 6.5 million other form their homes.
SOP newswire3Ban Marks 68th Birthday Of United Nations - Marking the 68th birthday of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the annual celebration offers a chance to recognize the invaluable contributions of the Organization to peace and common progress.
SOP newswireREPAIR for Kids to Help Children in Kenya via Charity Work - American author`s book to help abused orphan children in Kenya via local Pastor`s charity work.
SOP newswire3Syria Has Fully Cooperated With UN To Destroy Chemical Weapons - UN: The Syrian Government has been fully cooperating with the destruction of its chemical weapons programme.
SOP newswire3UN Presses for Humanitarian Access In Syria - According to WHO, the Syrian Ministry of Health confirms it is treating the outbreak as a cluster of hot AFP cases, pending final laboratory confirmation.
SOP newswire3President Obama Welcomes Back, Thanks Federal Workers - President Barack Obama thanked federal employees for their service, sacrifices and dedication.
SOP newswire3UN Excels In Disaster Management - Leaders from 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have committed to further enhance regional cooperation in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response during a UN-supported meeting in Jamaica.
SOP newswire3UN Interpreters Play Vital Role In World Body - Out of potential linguistic chaos, a corps of over 100 United Nations interpreters brings order and comprehension.
SOP newswire3UN: Women`s Participation Crucial to Peace Processes - The UN issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Countries To End Production Of Lead Paint - Countries should strengthen national actions to eliminate lead paint, a major source of potential poisoning for young children.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Eradicate Poverty Day - Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by calling on the world to do more to listen to the voices that often go unheard.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Violence in Syrian Refugee Camp that Killed Seven Palestinians - Initial reports indicate that on Saturday, the Dera`a Palestine refugee camp was directly affected by intensive armed conflict, killing seven refugees and injuring 15 others.
SOP newswire3UN Marks Disaster Reduction Day - Marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the UN called on countries to ensure the safety of persons with disabilities by including them in their planning and preparedness measures.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Action to Protect Human Rights of Migrants - Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to protect the rights of migrants.
SOP newswire3UN Calls On Iraq To Halt Executions - The United Nations called on the Iraqi Government to immediately halt all executions immediately following reports that authorities put 42 individuals to death over the past two days.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Day of the Girl Child - Marking International Day of the Girl Child, senior United Nations officials today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in classrooms and improve the quality of learning for all children.
SOP newswire3Ban Lauds Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to International Chemical Watchdog - Ban Ki-moon congratulated the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for being awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
SOP newswire3Ban: UN Promotes Peace - Ban Ki-moon called for enhanced partnership between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as the two bodies work together for peace.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Ongoing Violence In Egypt - Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the violence in Egypt which killed more than fifty people during a national holiday on Sunday.
SOP newswire3UN Begins To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons - A joint team of UN and international inspectors began to oversee the process of dismantling and destroying Syria`s chemical weapons production.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For End To Bloodshed In Iraq - The top UN official in Iraq called on political, religious and civil leaders to work together with security forces to halt the surge in violence.
SOP newswire3Syria: UN Team Preparing for Onsite Inspections - The team hopes to begin onsite inspections and the initial disabling of equipment within the next week.
SOP newswire3Egypt: Ban Appeals for Non-Violence Ahead of Planned Demonstrations - Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of peaceful protest, respect for freedom of assembly and commitment to non-violence ahead of announced demonstrations marking a national holiday in Egypt on Sunday.
SOP newswire3UN: More Teachers Needed Worldwide - There is a huge need for well-trained and well-supported teachers, United Nations officials warned.
SOP newswire3UN: Stronger Protection Needed For Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency called for stronger protection of refugees>
SOP newswire3UN: World Cereal Production To Increase - The global supply of cereal this year will surpass the 2012 level by nearly eight per cent.
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