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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 newswire2J&K: Panthers Party's Agenda 2011 for Jammu - The Jammu leadership has played foul with Jammu to promote its self-interests. New Delhi abandoned Jammu and threw its lot with the Kashmiri leadership. We will not accept the position of servitude and subordination any longer.
SOP newswire3UN Refugee Chief Visits Yemen - The United Nations refugee chief arrived in Yemen today along with the European Union`s top humanitarian official to assess assistance to civilians displaced by conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Ambush of Peacekeepers in Côte d`Ivoire - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d`Ivoire today spoke out against an ambush of its peacekeepers.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For Halt Of Use Of Excessive Force Against Protesters In Tunisia - he United Nations` top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Following Developments In Lebanon - Ban Ki-moon is closely monitoring developments in Lebanon and has emphasized the importance of preserving calm there.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Arrives in Japan for Military Talks - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Tokyo today, the second leg of a three-country tour that started with a four-day visit to China.
SOP newswire3UN Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Haiti Earthquake - On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Haiti, the United Nations is today remembering the disaster`s victims in memorial events in Port-au-Prince.
SOP newswire3Biden Focuses on Regional Peace, Stability in Pakistan Visit - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, today for discussions White House officials said are focused on U.S. relations with that country and joint efforts toward regional peace and stability.
SOP newswire3Joe Biden Meets Karzai, Visits Troops in Afghanistan - Vice President Joe Biden today spoke with Afghan national and local leaders as he continued what White House officials described as a visit to assess progress and reinforce the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3Huge Challenges Remain For Haitian Quake Recovery - In a statement issued by his spokesman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the UN and international response to a disaster of unparalleled magnitude " was one of the largest ever mounted.
SOP newswire3UN Officials Visit Polling Centers In South Sudan - The independence referendum in South Sudan, which could split Africa`s largest country in two and produce the United Nations` 193rd Member State, has got off to a good start with officials successfully handling a large initial turnout
SOP newswire3Ban Warns: Horn of Africa Could Become New Launch Pad For Global Terrorism - Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to provide urgent military support to Somalia to stop foreign fighters " turning the region into the next stronghold of international terrorism.
SOP newswire3UN Urges DR Congo To Probe Allegations Of Mass Rapes - The UN today called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to immediately investigate reports of a large number of rapes.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Pursues Strategic Dialogue with China - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is traveling to China, where he will seek to expand and deepen the military-to-military relationship between the U.S. and the Asian nation.
SOP newswire3Year After Quake, Thousands Of Haitian Children Still Suffering - One year after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, more than 1 million people " 380,000 of them children " still live in crowded camps.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Widespread Attacks On Religious Minorities - The top United Nations human rights official today condemned the recent attacks on religious groups in various countries,
SOP newswire3UN Backs Efforts Against Gender-based Violence In Southern Africa - The UN said today that it has launched a handbook and a training curriculum to improve the capacity of national police forces in the region to combat the problem.
SOP newswire2NC-BJP Conniving to Create Pollution in Jammu and Kashmir - Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman JKNPP and Member of NIC today expressed deep concern on the connivance of ruling National Conference and BJP to create a communal divide in Jammu and Kashmir under one pretext or the other.
SOP newswire2China Demands That US Companies Wrap Parts of Their Worldwide Operations Into New Joint Venture Companies - China is demanding that U.S. companies wrap parts of their worldwide operations into new joint venture companies in which Chinese interests own 50 percent, as a condition of doing business with China, the Wall Street Journal reported.
SOP newswire3Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents - Afghan and coalition forces killed numerous insurgents and detained several others in operations yesterday throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Church Bombing In Egypt - Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year`s Eve.
SOP newswire3UN Hails New Law On Rights For Indigenous Children In Republic Of Congo - UNICEF hailed a new law granting children in the Republic of Congo belonging to indigenous populations a legal basis to access health, education and protection.
SOP newswire2Agenda of Panthers Party in 2011: "Ultimate Revolution` - Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman, National Panthers Party and Member, National Integration Council has offered new agenda for the Panthers Party for the New Year-2011
Garrett GodwinThe End of 2010 Brings the Beginning of 2011 - Though there are reports that it has to come to an end, 2010 still feels like another year for the Great Recession.
SOP newswire3UN: Millions Of Pakistanis Still In Need Of Assistance - Millions of Pakistanis are still in need of assistance as they recover from the floods that inundated large portions of the country.
SOP newswire3UN: Nepalese Peace Process At Crossroads - The peace process in Nepal is at a crossroads as the United Nations winds up its mission there.
SOP newswire3UN: Child Nutrition Situation In Niger Remains Alarming - Although humanitarian aid to Niger has saved the lives of tens of thousands of ill-fed children, the nutritional situation remains alarming.
SOP newswire3Crowd Attacks UN Peacekeepers In Abidjan - A large crowd today attacked a three-vehicle convoy of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d`Ivoire in the commercial capital of Abidjan.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates to Travel to China - Robert M. Gates will travel to China from Jan. 9 to 12, and then to Japan Jan. 13 and 14.
SOP newswire3Lebanon: President Sleiman Visits UN Peacekeeping Operations In South - Lebanese President Michel Sleiman today reaffirmed his country`s consensus " support for the United Nations peacekeeping operation.
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