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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 Shocked as Dozens of Africans Die in Boat Tragedy off Italian Coast - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees expressed shock at the capsizing of a boat off the coast of the Italy which has led to the death of some 82 African migrants.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls on Syrian Opposition Forces to Send United Delegation to Peace Conference - Ban Ki-moon urged the National Coalition for the Syrian opposition forces to reach out to other groups and agree on a united delegation.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Meets With Lebanese President - Hagel Meets with Lebanese Presidentand took part in a meeting of the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Cooperation Forum, Pentagon Spokesman George Little said.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes Guinean Elections - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inter-Guinean dialogue leading to the holding of legislative elections on Saturday, 28 September, and urged everyone to ensure peaceful and credible polls.
SOP newswire3UN Tackles Global Development - The future global development agenda must take into account the specificities of different countries.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council Agrees to Rid Syria of Chemical Weapons - The Security Council called for the elimination of the country`s chemical weapons.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks To Eliminate Rabies - The UN called for the elimination of rabies and stressed mass dog vaccinations and public awareness as the key to breaking the cycle of transmission of a disease that claims an estimated 60,000 people every year.
SOP newswire3UN Takes Action Against Poverty - World leaders meeting at United Nations Headquarters agreed to take bolder action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Terrorist Act In Nairobi - Ban Ki-moon condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Terrorist Attack on Church in Pakistan - Ban Ki-moon has said he is appalled by the terrorist attack on a Christian church in north-western Pakistan
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Murder of Abducted Israeli Soldier - The top United Nations official for the Middle East peace process today condemned the abduction and killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier.
SOP newswire3Central African Republic: UN Agencies Scaling-up Aid Amidst More Displacement - The UN food relief agency is reopening its offices in the country and using mobile teams to reach the 500,000 people in need of aid in the Central African Republic.
SOP newswire3UN: Italy Must Do More to Combat Human Trafficking - Warning that human trafficking in Italy is growing, a UN human rights expert called on the Government to boost its efforts to combat the scourge.
SOP newswire3UN: Thousands of Syrian Children Fleeing Country Alone - More than 4,000 Syrian children have crossed borders into neighbouring countries without parents or adult relatives.
SOP newswire3UN Denounces Killing of Colombian Radio Host - The head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom condemned the killing of radio host Édison Alberto Molina in the town of Puerto Berrio in Colombia.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks To Protect Children In Armed Conflicts - The United Nations and the African Union have agreed to strengthen protection of conflict-affected children in Africa.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'International Day of Peace' - The UN marked the International Day of Peace with a call to invest in education that encourages children to embrace global citizenship based on values of tolerance and diversity.
SOP newswire3UN: Clear and Convincing Evidence of Chemical Weapons use in Syria - A UN team probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria has found clear and convincing evidence that Sarin gas was used in an incident that occurred on 21 August.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Efforts to End Preventable Deaths of Children Saved 90 Million - Global and national efforts to end preventable deaths of children under-five years of age saved some 90 million lives in the past two decades.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Pause in Fighting to Allow Access to Trapped Civilians In Syria - The UN called on all sides to agree to a pause in the hostilities so that relief agencies could gain access to evacuate desperate civilians trapped in towns.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes US-Russia Agreement on Syria's Chemical Weapons - Ban Ki-moon has expressed the hope that the deal will pave the way for a political solution to end the appalling suffering of the Syrian people.
SOP newswire3 UN Condemns Taliban Attack on US Consulate in Herat - Condemning the Taliban bombing attack against the US Consulate in Herat, the UN urged broad cooperation to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
SOP newswire3Ban Praises Syria For Agreeing To Abide By Treaty Banning Chemical Weapons - Ban Ki-moon has received a letter from the Government of Syria President Bassar Al-Assad will sign and abide by the 20-year-old international treaty on banning chemical weapons.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes International Discussions on Syria`s Chemical Weapons - Ban Ki-moon has strongly welcomed the emergence of international discussions that could lead to an agreement in the UN Security Council to secure and destroy Syria`s chemical weapons.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somali Capital - The top United Nations envoy in Somalia deplored a terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
SOP newswire3UN Spotlights Literacy as Foundation for a More Sustainable Future - United Nations senior officials highlighted the role of literacy in achieving a more sustainable future, stressing that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people's livelihoods.
SOP newswire3UN Will Continue Relief Work in Syria - The United Nations humanitarian chief reiterated the Organization`s commitment to continue its relief operations inside Syria.
SOP newswire3At G20 Summit, Ban Pushes for Political Solution to Syria Crisis - Mr. Ban urged the leaders of the Permanent Five members of the Security Council to discharge their responsibility fully and for the sake of the people of Syria.
SOP newswire3UN Marks First 'International Day of Charity' - Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged people around the world.
SOP newswire3UN: 2 Million In Zimbabwe Require Food Assistance - An estimated 2.2 million people are expected to need food assistance by early next year before the harvest period in March.
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