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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 newswire3Trainers in Afghanistan Work to Develop NCOs - Leaders in Afghanistan are working with the country`s security forces and NATO trainers and advisors to develop noncommissioned officers.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Preservation Of Audiovisual Heritage - The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization called for stepped up efforts to reverse the neglect and decay of these documents.
SOP newswire3UN Helping Farmers In Flood-Stricken Pakistan - The UN is is distributing wheat seeds that will benefit over half a million farming families, or nearly five million people, whose seed supplies were destroyed during the recent flood disaster.
SOP newswire3UN Celebrates 65th Anniversary - Marking its 65th anniversary, the United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment to promote peace, development and human rights, pledging enhanced action to achieve its global mission.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Mourns Death Of Prime Minister Of Barbados - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness over the death of the Prime Minister of Barbados.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Attack On UN Compound In Afghanistan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the suicide attack on the United Nations compound in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.
SOP newswire2"Quit Kashmir Movement" has started in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir - To reinforce the ongoing Quit Kashmir movement in Kashmir, hundreds of JKLF workers on Friday staged a demonstration at Khoierata adjacent to the Line of Control (LoC).
SOP newswire2Traffic Solutions as an Instrument for Improving the Quality of Life in Urban China? - In the United States, the usual response to intractable traffic problems has been to build more roads and associated infrastructure to make it easier for cars to enter and leave the center city in rush hour.
SOP newswire2Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman of JKNPP Challenges Mr. Chidambaram, Union Home Minister - Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman of JKNPP and Member of National Integration Council today challenged Mr. Chidambaram, the Union Home Minister to spell out Kashmir
Ron G AnselmMilitary Commanding Officer's Hidden Dark Side: Secret Even to the Canadian Military - Russell Williams a decorated Colonel in the Canadian military had one of the most disturbing secrets even his comrades in the military
SOP newswire3UN: Myanmar's Process For Upcoming Elections Deeply Flawed - An independent UN human rights expert expressed disappointmentvthat Myanmar`s process for its upcoming elections is deeply flawed.
SOP newswire2Obama's Lost Opportunity at the Golden Temple - THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy is deeply disappointed President Barack Obama has decided
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Discrimination Against Women - Discrimination against women not only exposes them to the worst effects of disaster and war, including rape.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Release Of Preliminary Poll Results - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today welcomed the publication of preliminary results of last month`s parliamentary elections.
SOP newswire3UN May Hold Meeting Over Israeli-Palestinian Impasse - The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for Middle East peace may hold a high-level meeting soon to try to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.
SOP newswire3Sudan: UN Ready To Increase Capacity As Needed For Upcoming Referenda - The United Nations today pledged to increase its capacity as needed to prevent confrontations that could derail the entire peace process.
SOP newswire3Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Afghan Reconciliation - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed support for the Afghanistan government`s efforts to reconcile with high- and mid-level Taliban members.
SOP newswire3UN Warns Of Organized Crime's Global Reach - The United Nations anti-crime chief today spotlighted the global toll taken by transnational organized crime, urging the universal implementation of the world body`s convention to combat the scourge.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Job Creation Crucial In Fighting Poverty - Some 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, while nearly 1 billion are hungry.
SOP newswire2Bhim Singh Calls on President of India to Seek Intervention - Bhim Singh Calls on President of India to Seek Intervention on appointment of VC of JCU
SOP newswire2Israeli General Cannot Visit Britain Without Fear of Arrest for War Crimes` - There is now a proposal before Parliament to amend the law on Universal Jurisdiction, as a direct result of intensive lobbying by Zionist pressure groups and by Israeli politicians.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For United Front Against Hunger - The world must take a united stand against hunger, the United Nations said today, marking World Food Day.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: Resources Must Match Words in NATO Strategic Concept - Deeds and resources must match words as NATO formulates its strategy agreement for the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Brussels today.
SOP newswire2Panthers Party Chief Urges Prime Minister to Sack Foreign Minister - Mr. S.M. Krishna while justifying Abdullah`s statement declared that J&K was never integral part of India.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Bravery Of Chilean Miners - The rescue of 33 Chilean miners who had been trapped hundreds of metres below ground for two months is a testament to their bravery and perseverance, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.
SOP newswire3NATO Official Discusses Way Ahead in Afghanistan - As slow but significant progress continues in Afghanistan, coalition forces continue their efforts to transition areas and institutions to Afghan control, a senior NATO official said here today.
SOP newswire3Petraeus Cites Hard-Won Progress in Afghanistan - Though hard-won progress has taken place in Afghanistan, it has been uneven, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces there said.
SOP newswire2420 Banks Demand 1-World Currency - In advance of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Washington last weekend, the Institute of International Finance, a group that represents 420 of the world's largest banks and finance houses, issued yet another call for a one-world global currency.
SOP newswire2Emergency Meeting Held by the Panthers Party - An Emergency Meeting of the Working of JKNPP was held in Jammu, the winter capital of J&K under the Chairmanship of Prof. Bhim Singh.
SOP newswire3UN: Fighting Global Hunger - Delegates have gathered in Rome today for United Nations-led talks focusing on issues such as land tenure, international investment in agriculture and food security during crises.
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