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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 newswire2A Jirga meeting of Ahmed Zai clan in South Wazriristan - WANA: A Jirga meeting of Ahmed Zai clan in South Wazriristan, expressing concern on civilian casualties in drone attacks, have demanded end to the predator strikes in the Agency
SOP newswire3Assembly President And Turkish Leader Discuss Gaza Flotilla Incident - General Assembly President Ali Treki today held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan focusing on the recent Israeli interception of a flotilla of boats carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip that led to nine civilians being killed.
SOP newswire3UN Gets Ready For World Cup - The United Nations is gearing up for this week`s start of the soccer World Cup, aiming to harness public excitement about the world`s biggest sporting event to advance efforts to slash poverty.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: Nuclear Weapons Would Make Iran Less Secure - If Iran were to succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons, the subsequent chain of events would make that country less secure, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
Md Mahmudul Hasan, Advocate at Supreme Court of BangladeshAntagonism of Israel Against Muslim World: A Sophisticated Investigation - The antagonisms of the Jews are still available against the Muslims because of past grievance regarding the last Prophet issue.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Talks To Leaders Of Israel And Turkey - Ban Ki-moon held phone discussions with the leaders of Turkey and Israel about the investigation called for by the UN following the incident in which a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza was intercepted.
SOP newswire2Boycott! Praises The Pixies for Their Decision to Cancel Their Concert in Tel-Aviv - Boycott! praises The Pixies for their decision to cancel their concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel, following Israel's brutal raid on the recent
SOP newswire2Kashmir Govt. Tranforms Srinagar into fortress for PM`s Arrival - Condemning the coalition government, the Panthers Party Chairman urged Dr. Manmohan Singh to understand the present situation that prevails in Kashmir
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Describes U.S. Approach to Deterrence in Asia - A U.S. defense posture in Asia that is more geographically distributed, operationally resilient and politically sustainable is necessary in deterring conflict in today`s world.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For More Women To Join UN Police - Ban Ki-moon today called for greater numbers of female police officers to serve with United Nations peacekeeping missions worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Voices Concern After Hamas Raids Offices Of Aid Groups - The UN expressed deep concern at reports that Hamas has broken into the offices of non-governmental organizations in the Gaza Strip this week.
SOP newswire3Northcom Chief Cites Mexico Partnership as Top Priority - Confident in the strength of the U.S.-Canada security relationship, the new commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said he`s turning his focus southward.
SOP newswire3UN-backed Peace Initiative Kicks Off In Afghan Capital - Some 1,600 participants from across Afghanistan gathered in the capital, Kabul, today to kick off a United Nations-backed event aimed at charting the way forward in bringing peace and stability to the country.
SOP newswire3Asia Summit to Kick-Off Five-Nation Robert Gates Trip - Robert M. Gates today embarked on a five-nation trip that will begin with his participation in a major Asian security conference in Singapore.
SOP newswire3Mike Mullen: Vietnam Combat Lessons Apply Today - Mike Mullen called on Vietnam Veterans to stay connected with today`s servicemembers, saying their lessons learned, can help veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3Ban Appeals For Immediate Release Of Detainees After Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for the immediate release of those detained following yesterday`s Israeli raid of an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
SOP newswire3UN: Lord's Resistance Army Causing Havoc In Central Africa - Numerous attacks by the insurgents of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have displaced an estimated 20,000 people.
SOP newswire3Southcom Completes Haiti Disaster Response - The U.S. military today officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Navy Ship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Attack - The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto yesterday disrupted nine suspected Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged vessel that was transiting here.
SOP newswire3UN peacekeepers Help With Rescue Efforts After Ship Sinks Off Liberian Coast - United Nations peacekeepers serving in Liberia have joined in search and rescue efforts off the coast of the West African country after a ship sank overnight.
SOP newswire3UN Prepares To Assist Central Americans Affected By Tropical Storm Agatha - United Nations agencies are preparing to assist tens of thousands of people in the wake of tropical storm Agatha.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks $18 Million To Assist Afghan Refugees In Iran - Since 2002, UNHCR has helped more than 860,000 refugees repatriate to Afghanistan. In addition, a million Afghans have returned home spontaneously since that time.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Shocked By Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at the deadly military interception on boats loaded with relief supplies headed for Gaza.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council Condemns Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Ships - The Security Council today condemned Monday`s deadly Israeli military interception of a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza, calling for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation. "
Geoff DeanJapanese Coalition Shatters; PM Hatoyama Nears End? - Geoff continues to watch the Shakespearean tragedy that is Japanese politics and the Hatoyama Administration. "To be or not to be?"
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Welcomes Pardoning Of Gay Couple In Malawi - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the courageous decision announced today by the leader of Malawi to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison.
SOP newswire3UN Pays Tribute To Peacemakers - The United Nations celebrated on 28 May the dedication and courage of the men and women who play an indispensable role in the cause of peace around the world.
SOP newswire3UN Provides Aid to Ghanian Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo.
SOP newswire3UN Finds Pace of Global Economic Recovery Too Weak to Spur Job Growth - The global economy is slowly rebounding from the worst of the recession but the recovery remains too anaemic to create enough jobs to replace those lost so far, a new United Nations report says today.
SOP newswire3Zimbabwe Launches UN-Supported Immunization Drive - Zimbabwe has unveiled a new United Nations-supported campaign to boost the health of the country`s children and protect them from measles.
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