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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 Urges Israel and Palestinians To Seek Peace - A credible political horizon is imperative for the emergence of a Palestinian State living in peace and security side-by-side with Israel.
SOP newswire240-day-long Chilai -e- Kalan Increasing Bone Fractures in Kashmir - Srinagar: During the 40-day-long Chilai -e- Kalan (coldest period of winter), valley witnessed sub-zero temperature minus 7.8 coldest in 16 years.
SOP newswire2Jammu and Kashmir Police Arrest Three Militants in North Kashmir - Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed that they have arrested three militants in this North Kashmir, Baramulla district on Monday.
SOP newswire2CFI and British MPs Who Support Israeli Occupation - It is not known what motivates a small group of MPs to give this support, although it is known what motivates their counterparts in the US House of Representatives.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges African Countries to Entrench Civil Rights - Ban Ki-moon urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development in the continent.
SOP newswire3UN Honors Memory Of Children Who Died In Holocaust - The UN honoured the memory of the more than 1.5 million boys and girls who perished in the Holocaust.
SOP newswire2Tipping Point in The Middle East: Is Another War Looming? - Israel, unlike Iran and most of the rest of the world, is not a party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty nor to the international treaties and conventions governing chemical and biological weapons.
SOP newswire3UN To USA: Close Gitmo - Nobody should ever be held for years on end without being tried and convicted, or released.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Protection Of Children From War - The United Nations held a remembrance service to honour the memory of the estimated six million Jews and countless others killed in the Nazi death camps.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Attack On UN Peacekeepers In Darfur - Ban Ki-moon condemned the ambush by an unidentified group on a UN patrol in Sudan's Darfur region that led to the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper.
SOP newswire3Ban Voices Concern Over Tensions between Sudan and South Sudan - Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over continuing tensions along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Deadly Attacks in Nigerian City of Kano - Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the multiple attacks across the city of Kano, which resulted in large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property.
Ernest DempseyBelfast Dog Lennox Faces Death for Looking like a Pit Bull - A dog named Lennox may be the next victim of Northern Ireland`s breed-specific legislation by which pit bulls are considered dangerous dogs and qualify for euthanasia via lethal injection if ordered by the authorities.
SOP newswire2IAF to Airlift Stranded Passengers in Kashmir - According to official Statement issued here, The JK Government has asked now Indian Air Force to lift the Passengers Stranded in Jammu & Kashmir due to closure of Highway.
SOP newswire3UN Urges North Korea To Improve Human Rights - The UN urged the new leadership in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea to address pressing human rights concerns.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Ethnic Violence In South Sudan - The top United Nations envoy in South Sudan today urged an immediate end to the cycle of ethnic violence in the newly independent nation.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Seismic Threats Be Taken Seriously - The United Nations is urging that seismic threats be taken seriously.
Ernest DempseyWoman in Brazil Arrested for Killing Hundreds of Dogs and Cats - A woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been arrested for killing hundreds of animals, mostly dogs and cats.
SOP newswire2Kashmiri Furniture Industry Faces Great Threat - It is also believed that only few people have remained with this business owing to the dark future they find in this industry.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Peacekeepers In Lebanon - Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the men and women helping to bring peace to southern Lebanon, while stressing the importance of the safety of UN personnel serving in one of the most dangerous missions in the world.
SOP newswire2Unsung Hero of Kashmir: Danish NabiSheikh - Danish`s father is a central government employee at the same vicinity of the village. He (Danish)has five other siblings` three sisters and two brothers and he is the fifth one among his siblings.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Continued Support For Haiti's Recovery - Ban Ki-moon urged continued international support for Haiti's recovery and rebuilding.
SOP newswire3U.S.-Iran Tensions Easing, Pentagon Officials Say - Pentagon officials said today they believe tensions between the United States and Iran have cooled in recent days.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Talks With Nigeria's Foreign Minister - Mr. Ban and Mr. Ashiru also exchanged views on how best to enhance the fight against piracy off West Africa`s Gulf of Guinea.
SOP newswire3Liberian Cocoa Farmers to Benefit From UN Financing - The UN will provide a $24.9 million loan to Liberia to improve the West African country`s cocoa and coffee production.
SOP newswire3UN and Libya Sign Status of Mission Agreement - The UN and Libya signed an agreement establishing the legal framework under which the UN mission set up last year to support the country`s post-conflict reconstruction efforts will operate.
SOP newswire3UN Notes Promising Steps on Implementation of Darfur Peace Document - The Sudanese Government and the rebel Liberation and Justice Movement signed the so-called the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur last year.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Investing In Sanitation Services to Combat Cholera In Haiti - Dramatic improvements in water and sanitation services are needed to eliminate cholera in Haiti.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Nations to Champion Development Agenda - Safeguarding the environment is a fundamental priority of the Rio process, " Mr. Ban said.
SOP newswire3UN Stresses Need for Innovation to Ensure Equitable Education - The UN underscored the role that information and communications technologies can play in ensuring quality education and equal opportunities.
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