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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 newswire3Robert Gates Outlines Afghan Strategy For Lawmakers - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates appeared before the House Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations committees to discuss the president`s revised strategy for Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3UN: Darfur Crimes Continue - Indiscriminate bombings, rape and other crimes are continuing in Darfur, the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said.
SOP newswireRussian Federation Next at Bat, So Get to Know Them - The President of the Russian Federation directly controls the activities of the intelligence, law enforcement, and defense activities of the Russian government. Intelligence activities are overseen by the Russian National Security Council and coordinated through the Permanent
SOP newswire3UN Failure In Cyprus - The UN peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island to further talks on military confidence-building measures have not borne fruit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Welcomes US Plan For Afghanistan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the new United States plan for Afghanistan announced by President Barack Obama.
SOP newswire3Disappointing UN Food Summit - The UN summit on world food security wrapped up in Rome with its host lamenting that it produced neither measurable targets nor specific deadlines for ending a scourge that afflicts more than 1 billion people.
SOP newswire3UN: Another $6 Million Needed To Help Flood Victims In Tajikistan - The UN humanitarian wing called for $6 million to help victims whose homes were destroyed during spring flooding and mudflows earlier this year.
SOP newswire3UN: Hunger Must Be Eradicated - The UN urged nations to place hunger high on its agenda and to join multilateral efforts to eradicate the scourge.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For Transition, Not Exit, Strategy For Afghanistan - The UN underscored the need for a long-term commitment from the international community for the country, stressing that now is not the time to talk about an exit strategy.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Massacre In Philippines - The UN condemned the recent killing of 57 people in the southern Philippines, including some 30 journalists.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For An End To Slavery - Contemporary forms of slavery remain a grave " and unresolved problem across all continents, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today.
Sean Beelzebul Recent Senate report, describes US failure to capture Osama bin Laden in 2001 - Recent Senate report, describes US failure to capture bin Laden in 2001. An analysis of one of the Bush administration's failures.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Stoning In Somalia - An independent United Nations human rights expert today condemned the series of stonings that have been taking place in Somalia.
SOP newswire2House Church Christian Sentenced to 7-Years in Prison - The trial of Linfen house church leaders in Shanxi province was held from 9:00 AM to about 10:00 PM on November 25 (Beijing time),
SOP newswire3UN Calls On Iran To Stop Work On Uranium Enrichment Facility - The UN International Atomic Energy Agency called on Iran to immediately suspend the construction of a recently-disclosed uranium enrichment facility.
SOP newswire3UN Calls Attention To Plight Of Children In Yemen - The UN is drawing attention to the plight of the youngest victims of the ongoing conflict between Government forces and rebels.
SOP newswire3UN Nuclear Watchdog Has Hit Dead End With Iran - The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency called on Iran to fully engage with the body to resolve outstanding issues related to its nuclear programme.
SOP newswire3UN: 1.5 Billion People Live In Darkness - A new report found that almost a quarter of the world`s 6 billion people live without electricity.
SOP newswire3Airmen Mentor Iraqi Police Officers - Security forces Airmen mentored their Iraqi counterparts during a meeting at a local police station here Nov. 15 as part of an on going training program and in anticipation of upcoming elections.
SOP newswire3UN Boosts Food Aid To Congo - The UN is ramping up efforts to feed tens of thousand of Congolese who fled a recent outbreak of tribal violence.
SOP newswire3UN: Conditions Still Critical For Typhoon Victims In Philippines - Nearly a month after back-to-back typhoons submerged villages across the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people displaced or still living in flooded areas.
SOP newswire3Forces In Afghanistan Kill Militants - Combined Afghan and international forces killed an enemy militant and detained numerous suspects in recent operations in Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3UN: Challenges Remain On Child Soldiers In Sudan - Despite progress in Sudan in the past two years in tackling the problem of children in armed conflict, many challenges remain.
SOP newswire3Obama Provides Clue Of Afghanistan Strategy - President Barack Obama said today he will announce his decision on the strategy and troop request for Afghanistan shortly after Thanksgiving.
SOP newswire2Thousands of Coptic Christians in Attacked in Egypt - Victims and eye witnesses said that nearly 3000 angry Muslims have been damaging and looting at least 50 shops all owned by Christians, including jewelry
Prince Nelson Balina Omukisa YigaAfrican Governments Good at Promoting Adultery - This is not to say that because we are already evil, we should see no evil. We just have to put things into perspective " and in my view, a human rights perspective. " "
Prince Nelson Balina Omukisa YigaA Young Female Girl Abandoned by Family Over Killing her Rapist - The sobbing girl, dressed in a dotted black skirt and a black jacket, was yesterday taken to hospital for medication.
SOP newswire2Jiang Tianyong Arrested and His Wife Beaten in Front of Daughter - Immediately after learning of Jiang's arrest, ChinaAid contacted the US Embassy in Beijing and several U.S. Congressional offices, notifying them of Jiang
SOP newswire3UN: Climate Change Aggravates Gender Inequality - Although melting glaciers, rising sea levels and polar bears may be the faces of climate change, women who bear the brunt of global warming are on the front lines of its ravages.
SOP newswire3UN: Potential Israeli Settler Violence Threatens Palestinians - 250,000 Palestinians on the West Bank are at risk of violence in revenge attacks that Israeli settlers may launch against a large-scale attempt by Israel to evacuate outposts it considers illegal.
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