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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.

Sophie AkinyiKenya Awakes to Black Monday: 109 Dead - There is an ongoing rescue in one of Kenya`s slum-Sinai areas after a pipeline passing through the slum burst.
Syed Talal Hassan Bukhari9/11, Urgency of Inter-Faith and Inter-Cultural Harmony - An ordinary analysis about the situation arising after 9/11
SOP newswire3Pakistan Devastated By Monsoon Rains, UN Lends A Helping Hand - United Nations humanitarian agencies have begun to assist communities in southern Pakistan that have been pummelled by monsoon rains.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Suicide Bombings In Pakistan - Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide bombings apparently targeting senior military figures in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges More Preventitive Diplomacy - Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world community to reinforce preventive diplomacy.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 10th Anniversary Of 9/11 - The UN marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn commemoration in the General Assembly Hall, music, poetry and a vow to intensify the battle against terror wherever it is perpetrated in the world.
Sophie AkinyiBattling Tough Times - The article looks at the new techniques Kenyan's have adopted in countering the sugar scarcity
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: World Faces Many Challenges - Ban Ki-moon made a fervent appeal today for unprecedented global cooperation to meet an exceptional host of complex challenges.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Climate Change Poses Threat To Pacific Islands - Ban Ki-moon and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods.
SOP newswire2Over 35 Million Illiterate People in India While Nation Celebrates Teachers' Day - Over 35 million still illiterate while India celebrates Teachers' Day after celebrating Literacy Day
Abhishek KumarThe Second Fight for Independence: Constitution Versus Reality in India - India has been surpassing or probably under-passing the vast public upsurge and constitutional multi-interpretations these days.
SOP newswire3UN Official Discusses Global Organized Crime With US Congressional Delegation - The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has had a meeting with a United States congressional delegation.
Sophie AkinyiKenyan Women and Religion - This is a piece that looks into some of the major reasons as to why Kenyan women keep moving from one church to another as the trend is picking very fast.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Meets With Australian Foreign Minister - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Saturday discussed the famine in Somalia.
SOP newswire3UN Official Arrives In Tripoli To Set Up Humanitarian Operations - A senior United Nations official has arrived in Libya accompanied by an inter-agency humanitarian team to re-establish the UN presence in the capital.
SOP newswire2CIA Sponsors Domestic Spying Activities By The NYPD? - A similar coalition letter to the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section requests
SOP newswire2Bhim Singh Calls it Unfortunate: Anna Hazare's Detention - Prof. Bhim Singh submitted whether a person arrested u/s. 151 without any complaint could be dispatched to judicial lock-up for seven days when the operation of section 151 of Cr.P.C. cannot extend beyond 24 years.
SOP newswire28th Annual Human Rights Youth Summit: 'To Create Leaders Through Human Rights Education' - United Nations representatives, human rights NGOs and leaders of civil joined youth delegates from 30 countries at the 8th Annual International Human Rights Summit in Geneva.
SOP newswire2Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon with Celebrities - José Bautista, Candace Cameron Bure, Rosanne Cash, Domonique Foxworth, and Other Celebs Speak Out for Unions during Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon
SOP newswire2Questions on Hinduism Answered at Third Hinduism Summit in Chicago - On 27th August 2011 the third Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha) in Chicago concluded successfully at the Hindu Temple of Lake County.
SOP newswire3Ban Seeks Urgent Deployment of UN Mission to Help Libya Rebuild - Ban Ki-moon today summoned major regional organizations to join the United Nations in helping the new Libyan authorities deliver immediate emergency aid.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Attack On UN Compound In Nigeria - Ban Ki-moon has condemned this morning`s attack on the United Nations building in Abuja, in which a number of people have been killed or wounded.
SOP newswire3Security Council Seeks To Strengthen UN Peacekeeping Capacities - The Security Council today discussed steps to improve United Nations peacekeeping capacities
SOP newswire3UN Urges Security Council to Unfreeze Libyan Assets - The UN urged the Security Council to release assets frozen under United Nations sanctions to the country`s transitional authorities to help them set up a government in the North African nation.
SOP newswire3Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Situation in Libya - The Qadhafi regime is clearly crumbling. The sooner Qadhafi realises that he cannot win the battle against his own people, the better -- so that the Libyan people can be spared further bloodshed and suffering.
SOP newswire3Hurricane Irene Kills 2 In Haiti - Hurricane Irene killed two people in Haiti, flooded houses, cut roads, unleashed landslides and devastated farm fields.
SOP newswire3UN: Urgent Need For Israel-Palestine Peace Talks - The recent serious escalation of violence in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip makes it ever more urgent to break the deadlock in the Middle East peace talks.
SOP newswire3Routine Interactions Build U.S-India Defense Relations - The U.S.-India defense relationship is a natural partnership created by shared interests and values and driven by increasingly routine day-to-day interactions.
SOP newswire3UN Launches Campaign To Highlight Global Statelessness Problem - The United Nations refugee agency today launched a campaign to highlight the plight of up to 12 million stateless people worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Outlines Strategies To Reduce Water Scarcity - Improving access to cleaner drinking water and sanitation services is a cornerstone of a more sustainable, resource-efficient society, " said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
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