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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 Urges Hamas and Israel to Step Back From the Brink of Another Devastating Conflict in Gaza - Voicing deep concern over the latest flare-up of violence around Gaza, the United Nations chief on Saturday urged all sides to "step back from the brink of another devastating conflict."
SOP newswire3Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza - Supplies of emergency fuel provided by the United Nations for critical facilities in Gaza are being fast depleted, a senior UN relief official there warned on Sunday.
SOP newswire3DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine - The Defense Department announced today that it will provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraines forces.
SOP newswire3Deal to End Latest Migrant Stand-off in Mediterranean Sea - UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi, on Thursday gave a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at sea for days, warning that a "ship-by-ship" arrangement was not sustainable.
SOP newswire37,000 Evacuated from Syrian Towns After Enduring Nearly 3-year Siege - After close to three years of siege, 6,900 women, children and men were finally able to leave the Syrian towns of Foah and Kafraya over the past few days, following a local agreement between parties to the conflict.
SOP newswire3Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies - In the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the center of gravity remains the coalition network of allies and partner nations, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters today.
SOP newswire3Afghan 205th Corps Increases Capabilities with Quick-Response Company - More than 100 soldiers from the Afghan armys newly established Eagle Strike Company, a quick-response company, finished six weeks of training and exercises and received their graduation certificates July 5 during a ceremony at Camp Hero here.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Ukraine to Stop Persecution of Roma Minority - Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a "systematic persecution" of the countrys Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks allegedly perpetrated by members of extreme right-wing groups, United Nations human rights experts have said.
SOP newswire3Nelson Mandela Symbol of Human Greatness - Paying tribute to the first democratically-elected President of South Africa and iconic civil rights leader, the United Nations on Wednesday celebrated Nelson Mandelas legacy for humanity and reflected on the lessons he left behind.
SOP newswire3UN: Tiny Houses Could be Solution to World's Housing Problem - Theyre small, self-sustaining - and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 100 Years Since Mandela's Birth - Taking stock of his "vast" legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3Iraqi, Kurdish Troops Clear ISIS Safe Haven - Iraqi forces, including peshmerga troops, conducted coordinated clearance operations July 16 to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria presence in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.
Robert Paul ReyesThe Day After Helsinki Donald Trump Attempts Cleanup - Treason!
SOP newswire3Status Quo in Libya Cannot be Sustained - Despite encouraging signs on the political and humanitarian front, efforts must be sustained and intensified in Libya to avoid further "economic collapse, the breakdown of public services, and more frequent and intense outbreaks of violence," said the United Nations Special Envoy for the country on Monday.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in south-west Pakistan that killed more than 120 people and left scores wounded at an election rally Friday.
SOP newswire3Mattis Reaffirms Unbreakable Bond, Enduring Commitment to Europe - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the "unbreakable trans-Atlantic bond" between the United States and Europe and underscored the enduring U.S. commitment to peace and prosperity on the continent during the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense ministers meeting yesterday in Zagreb, Croatia.
Robert Paul ReyesSean Spicer's New Book 'The Briefing' a Colossal Failure - There should be no room on TV, indeed in polite society for any former member of the corrupt and racist Trump administration. Sean Spicer can ride his unicorn to a mental asylum, thats where he belongs.
SOP newswire3Iceland to Take Vacated US Seat on Human Rights Council - Iceland has for the first time been elected to the Human Rights Council, filling the seat vacated by the United States, which withdrew from the body last month, citing bias.
SOP newswire3Fresh Airstrikes Kill Dozens in Conflict-ravaged Syria - Despite the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) to Syria following local agreements and changes in territorial control, the United Nations said on Friday that fresh airstrikes have reportedly killed dozens of civilians "in several areas" of the country.
SOP newswire3Coalition Partner Captures 11 ISIS Fighters in Southern Syria - The Maghawir al-Thowra, an Operation Inherent Resolve partner force in Syria, detained 11 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters inside the deconfliction zone in southern Syria on July 10.
SOP newswire3Mattis Discusses Defense Relationship With Croatian Leaders - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Croatian leaders in the Croatian capital of Zagreb to reaffirm the importance of a long-term defense relationship between the United States and Croatia.
SOP newswire3Nicaragua: Guterres Deplores Loss of Life, Attacks Against Catholic Church - Deeply concerned about the continuing and intensifying violence in Nicaragua, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday deplored the loss of life in the protests and the attack against Catholic Church mediators in the National Dialogue.
SOP newswire3UN: Rohingya Cannot Become Forgotten Victims - Painting a grim picture of villages being burned to the ground and other "bone-chilling" accounts he heard from Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar, the UN chief has called on the world to answer their calls for help with real action.
SOP newswire3UN Relief Chief Visits North Korea - The United Nations is seeking to raise $111 million to meet humanitarian needs in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), where millions of people face malnutrition, a shortage medicines, and lack of access to safe drinking water, the Organizations top relief official said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Praises Joint Peace Declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as "a historic and significant" move with "far-reaching consequences" for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond.
SOP newswire3UN Accuses South Sudan of War Crimes - Multiple killings and a campaign of sexual violence that may amount to war crimes have been documented by United Nations rights monitors in South Sudans Unity state, prompting a call for government and opposition forces to be held to account.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Population Day' - Family planning was affirmed to be a human right 50 years ago, leading to what would become the annual observation of World Population Day, which focuses attention on the impact the number of children born, has on the world.
SOP newswire3Africa Moving in the Direction of Peace - Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the "direction of peace" and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.
SOP newswire3UN: Fishing Plays Vital Role in Fighting World Hunger - The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry.
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