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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: Global Food Prices Rise - Global food prices rose for the eighth straight month in February, the UN reported today.
Ron G AnselmMiddle East Crisis Still Playing Major Role in Rising Oil Prices - Middle East crisis still playing a major role in rising oil prices which could impede the U.S. economy from sustaining any type of growth
SOP newswire3UN: Tunisian Border At Crisis Point - The situation at the Libyan-Tunisian border has reached crisis point as tens of thousands of people flee the reported violence by President Muammar Al-Qadhafi`s loyalists.
SOP newswire3General Assembly Suspends Libya From UN Human Rights Council - The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi`s violent repression of peaceful protesters demanding his ouster.
SOP newswire3US Army Participates In Kuwait's 50-20 Parade - U.S. troops participated in a huge parade in Kuwait Feb. 26, celebrating 20 years since its liberation during Operation Desert Storm.
SOP newswire33rd ACR, Iraqi Army practice basic combat skills - Iraqi Army soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation.
SOP newswire3Forces Detain Militants, Find Weapons in Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition troops detained six suspected insurgents and found several weapon stockpiles yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.
SOP newswire3Armed Conflict Blocking Efforts To Achieve Universal Primary Schooling, UN Warns - Armed conflict is robbing 28 million children of an education by exposing them to widespread rape and other sexual violence, targeted attacks on schools and other human rights abuses, according to a UN report issued today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence In The Congo - The UN voiced alarm at a fresh upsurge of violence against civilians in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Discusses Libya With Obama - Ban Ki-moon held talks on Libya with United States President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
SOP newswire3UN Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid To Libya - The United Nations is ramping up aid efforts within Libya, along the borders and inside its neighbours.
SOP newswire3UN Warns Against Repression Of Planned Protests In Yemen - The UN warned Yemeni authorities against violent repression of planned mass peaceful protests.
SOP newswire2Panther Party Asks Col. Gadaffi to Hand Over Power to the People - This Green Book speaks volumes about your whole commitment to change the lot of the people particularly that of the Libyans.
SOP newswire3Ban Discusses Libya With Leaders Of Italy And Saudi Arabia - Ban Ki-moon today had telephone discussions with King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on developments in Libya.
SOP newswire3Security Council Imposes Sanctions On Libya - The Security Council today voted unanimously to impose sanctions against the Libyan authorities.
SOP newswire2Indian Model of Parliamentary Democracy for Entire Arab World - Prof. Bhim Singh has been associated with the Arab World from Senegal, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Egypt and Sudan in North Africa since 1968.
SOP newswire2J&K Governor Urged to Intervene in the Constitutional Crisis - In case the Legislative Council is prohibited from drawing any money from the bank, the functions of the Legislative Council shall automatically stop.
Ron G AnselmHow Will the Crisis in the Middle East Affect the US Economic Recovery? - The American people are turning around their gloom moods they have had for a couple of years and are now feeling a little optimism with companies starting to hire more and more everyday.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Qadhafi`s Actions Against Protesters - Ban Ki-moon today condemned Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi`s actions against protestors as possible crimes against humanity.
SOP newswire3UN: Vital To Keep Borders Open For People Fleeing Libya - The UN welcomed the positive indications it has received from Tunisia and Egypt that they will keep their borders open for people fleeing violence in neighbouring Libya.
SOP newswire3UN Human Rights Council To Hold Special Session On Libya - The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today that it will hold a special session on Friday to discuss the situation in Libya.
SOP newswire3Ban Returns To UN To Deal With Libya Crisis - Ban Ki-moon cut short a visit to Los Angeles to return to United Nations Headquarters today to address the crisis in Libya.
SOP newswire2Economic Depression Leads to "Democracy" in Middle East - Bush's-Democrat's Incompetence Not Iraq Primarily Responsible for Upheavals - Western Countries Next to See "Revolution"
SOP newswire2Obama to Support United Nations No-Fly and Naval Exclusion Zones for Libya? - prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the Obama administration and Congress to support United Nations military no-fly
SOP newswire3UN: Pakistan Needs To Invest More In Disaster Risk Reduction, - Pakistan is at risk of increased loss of lives, property and livelihoods in future if it fails to invest in disaster preparedness.
SOP newswire3Security Council Meets On Libya - Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief have both called on the Libyan authorities to immediately end their violent crackdown on protesters.
Ron G AnselmOil Prices Due to Hit Record Numbers with the Turmoil in Libya and the Middle East - Libya controls about sixty-percent of the world`s oil reserves and about forty-percent of the world`s global gas reserves.
SOP newswire2Bahrain: A Middle East Political Earthquake - When the U.S. entered the Second World War, Imperial Japan launched a sea-borne airstrike against the headquarters and ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
SOP newswire3Belarus: UN Speaks Out Against Sentencing Of Political Opponents - The UN voiced deep concern at the harsh sentencing of Vasil Parfyankou in the first of dozens of trials against opposition leaders and supporters in Belarus.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Restraint By Arab Leaders As Protests Continue - Ban Ki-moon has once again called for the non-use of force and respect for basic freedoms, as he voiced concern about reports of escalating violence and bloodshed amid the protests in North Africa and the Middle East.
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