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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: Five Million Yemenis Need Food Assistance - Almost five million Yemenis are unable to produce or buy the food they need.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks End To Violence In Syria - The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Kofi Annan, said he expects to hear back from Syrian authorities today.
SOP newswire3UN: Outbreak Of Violence In South Sudan - The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan sent patrol units and a medical team to an area on the country`s border with Ethiopia where unidentified raiders reportedly attacked several cattle camps.
SOP newswire3UN Horrified By Violence In Syria - The UN relief chief urged Syrian authorities to allow unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to people affected by the ongoing violence
SOP newswireRemembering Kamila Tyabji, Icon of the Indian Woman Image - Kamila Tyabji is remembered as India`s sari-loving woman of intelligence, education, and traditional female values.
SOP newswire3Libya: UN Envisages Flexible Mission to Support Transition - It is our intention to build on the conclusions of the report of the Secretary-General on Civilian Capacity to design new and more flexible ways to mobilize civilian expertise in support of the Libyans.
SOP newswire3Iran Will Be Biggest Loser When Assad Falls, Panetta Says - Iran will be the biggest loser when Syrian President Bashar Assad`s regime falls, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
SOP newswire3UN: Yemen Must Address Humanitarian Concerns - Yemen must continue making progress in its transition process to address a growing humanitarian crisis as well as a precarious security situation, the UN envoy to the country said.
SOP newswire3Obama Discusses Situations in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan - President Barack Obama took questions from reporters at a press conference on his administration`s policies in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Use Of Torture In Syria - The UN said images shown by a British news programme of the alleged torture of patients in Syrian hospitals were shocking.
SOP newswire3Ukraine Sends Helicopters To UN - The United Nations peacekeeping chief expressed gratitude to Ukraine for providing tactical helicopters for the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
SOP newswire3Panetta: U.S.-Israel Partnership Will Become Closer - Defense cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is already close, and it will get closer as both countries face the threats of the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
SOP newswire3Panneta: US Will Continue To Assess Syria - The Syrian regime will fall, and the United States will help to speed that day through political and diplomatic efforts, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
SOP newswire3UN Partners With Groupon - The UN has partnered with Groupon Malaysia to raise awareness and support for nutrition activities that benefit mothers and children in Asia.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Homophobia - Top United Nations officials today urged Member States to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Fights For Women's Rights - Ban Ki-moon highlighted the potential of rural women to improve the well-being of entire societies if given equal access to resources.
SOP newswireSudan Defense Minister Issued Arrest Warrant by ICC - The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan`s Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity. Following are the details of this issue.
SOP newswire3Panetta: Taliban`s Murder Tactics Show Their Weakness - The Taliban`s adoption of murder tactics is a sign of their weakness, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said here today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: World Must Unite To End Bloodshed In Syria - Ban Ki-moon today underlined the need for concerted action to end the crisis in Syria.
SOP newswireHindu Statesman Asks for Australia`s Apology and Compensating Victims of Forced Adoptions - Rajan Zed of the Universal Society of Hinduism has asked for Australia`s formal apology over forced adoptions during the period of 1940s to the 70s.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Probe into Death of Afghan Asylum-seeker in Indonesia - The UN called on Indonesian authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of an Afghan asylum-seeker following a failed escape attempt from a detention facility in the country.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Commends People Of Senegal For Peaceful Balloting - Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of Senegal for a peaceful and orderly first round of presidential balloting and appealed for the same commitment as the country prepares for a second round of voting.
SOP newswire3Ban Ki-moon And Kofi Anan Discuss Ways To Resolve Crisis In Syria - Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan have held talks today to discuss how the newly appointed Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria can help to end the deadly violence gripping the country and find a peaceful political solution.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Syria's Brutality Against Civilians - The UN deplored the brutal actions of the Syrian authorities in response to the popular uprising that began nearly a year ago and called for an immediate end to attacks against civilians and other abuses.
SOP newswire3Security Council Urges Swift Action To Counter Piracy - The Security Council urged countries of the region of the Gulf of Guinea to take prompt action to develop counter piracy.
SOP newswire3Gunmen Kill UN Soldier In Darfur - A peacekeeper serving with the joint United Nations-African Union operation in Sudan`s troubled Darfur region has been killed after unidentified gunmen ambushed a patrol earlier today.
SOP newswire3UN Relief Chief Disappointed by Inability to Visit Syria - The head of UN relief operations said today that she was disappointed that she has not yet been able to visit Syria.
SOP newswire3DPR Korea: UN Nuclear Agency Calls US Announcement Important Step - The UN atomic watchdog has called today`s announcement by the US about the results of its talks with North Korea over the latter country`s nuclear programme an important step forward.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Murder Of Bus Passengers In Pakistan - Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack in Pakistan in which gunmen reportedly killed 18 people after ordering them off a bus travelling between the capital, Islamabad, and the northern town of Gilgit.
SOP newswire3UN: Millions Of Children In Cities Face Poverty - Hundreds of millions of children in cities across the world are growing up in poverty and enduring deprivation.
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