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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 Chief Ban Pleads For Political Solution To Syrian Conflict - Mr. Ban reiterated his call on the Security Council to find unity and put all of its weight behind a political solution in Syria.
Neha GandhiFive Year Old Girl Raped in India: Starts Protest! - Doctors say the girl suffered severe injuries and bruising, including to her neck and genitalia but is now out of danger.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Speaks At World Bank-IMF Meeting - Ban discuss financing energy, poverty and sustainable development projects at World Bank-IMF meeting.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes Agreement Between Serbia and Kosovo - Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a landmark agreement between leaders of Serbia and Kosovo.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Humanitarian Access to Southern Darfur - The UN called for immediate humanitarian access to areas of southern Darfur.
SOP newswire2CAIR Condemns Bomb Attacks: Urges Prayers and Blood Donations - CAIR urged all Americans to pray for the victims and their families and asked the Boston-area Muslim community to donate blood for those who were wounded.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Talks Between Sudan And South Sudan - Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged by the positive dialogue between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir
SOP newswire3Mali: UN Reaffirms Support for African Military Force After Terrorist Attack - The United Nations reaffirmed its determination to back the African-led International Support Mission in Mali.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Mosque Attack In Iraq - The top United Nations envoy in Iraq condemned a deadly attack on worshippers at a mosque in Diyala province.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Mourns Loss Of Life Caused By Earthquake In Iran - Ban Ki-moon today said he was saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by a powerful earthquake that hit Iran`s Bushehr province.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Meets Pope Francis - Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis discussed what can be done to accelerate work to reduce poverty.
SOP newswire2UN Passes Treaty to Control Arms that Fuel Terrorism - How will this treaty affect the massive shipments of weapons to Israel, demanded by the US Lobby, which are worth over US$3 billion annually?
Ron G AnselmAncient Cave known as Pluto`s Gate Leads Archaeologists on Path to the Unknown - "A Path that leads to the unknown is the same concept as putting on a blind fold and driving a car to wherever. You never know what you are going to eventually run into." (Anselm, R.)
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises, Malala, the Pakistani Schoolgirl Shot By Taliban - Ban called the 14-year-old who was attacked by the Taliban for opposing restrictions on going to school "a symbol of hope."
SOP newswire3UN Urges US To Close Gitmo - The UN states that the indefinite incarceration of detainees is a clear breach of international law.
SOP newswire2Christians in North Korea Ask for Prayer Amid Increased Threat of Nuclear War - North Korean Church Leaders Ask for Prayer Amid War Preparations. Underground Christians Report Ratcheting Up of Combat Readiness.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks World Free of Mines - Ban Ki-moon reiterated the importance of eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war.
Neha GandhiIndia: Samajwadi Party to Continue Support to Government - New Delhi: After rebuking the Congress and termed it as `cheat` and `clever`, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday made it clear that his party won`t withdraw support to the UPA government.
John PustelnikMysterious Ball of Light Appears Over Russia - A Russian newspaper has posted an image of a giant glowing ball of light that was reportedly floating above a Russian city at night.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers Protect Civilians In The Congo - United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have provided protection to some 1,500 civilians.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises San Marino`s Democratic System - Countries around the world have much to learn from San Marino`s democratic system, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
SOP newswire3UN Warns 2 Million Children Without Basic Services in Central African Republic - Two million children in the Central African Republic are without basic social services and are exposed to violence.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on His Election on President of Kenya - Ban Ki-moon congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya, and urged Kenyans to remain calm.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terror Attacks In Baghdad - The UN condemned the coordinated attacks on several Husseiniyas in the capital Baghdad.
SOP newswire3Ban Disappointed with Failure to Reach Global Arms Trade Treaty - Ban Ki-moon said he was disappointed with the failure of the Final UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty to reach an agreement.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban To Travel To Spain And The Netherlands - Ban Ki-moon will depart New York on Saturday for a five-nation European tour.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Presence Of Syrian Troops In Golan Heights - The UN said it was concerned at the presence of the Syrian and opposition troops inside the demilitarized area of the Golan Heights.
John PustelnikFireball Falls from Sky, Injures Two - A mysterious fireball fell from the sky and injured two women in India.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Killing of Five Palestinian Children in Syria - The UN condemned the killing of five Palestinian children refugees in Syria.
SOP newswire2Obama`s Warns Israel: Freedom, Justice and Statehood - Obama`s Unequivocal Warning to Israel: There must be Freedom, Justice & Statehood
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