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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 newswire2Forty Five Percent NREGA Workers are Old and Destitute - Please don't write about us. We will not get even this work and the little money we get," pleads Saraswatiamma, pausing under the hot mid-day sun
SOP newswire2Abbas Supports Using "All Means" to Free Terrorists in Israeli Prisons - Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says that the PA will continue to use "all means" to release all Palestinian prisoners remaining in Israeli prisons.
SOP newswire2UK School Bans Kirpan Forcing Sikh Out of School - "The Compton School's decision is a blow to religious freedom in Barnet schools whilst schools throughout the UK have accommodated Sikh students who wear a Kirpan.
SOP newswire2Implications for the Palestinian Authority and Israel - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad announced a unilateral plan to establish a de facto Palestinian state in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem following a two-year state-building process
SOP newswire3UN: World Must Financially Support Transitional Government In Somalia - International financial support for the transitional government is vital, with speed being the most critical element, the United Nations political chief said today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Suicide Bombing At Indian Embassy In Afghanistan - The UN condemned in the strongest terms the suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in Afghanistan this morning that killed 17 people.
SOP newswire3UN: Thousands Of Samoans Left Homless By Tsunami - The UN reported that thousands of Samoans remain homeless and warned against the heightened risk of outbreaks of disease.
SOP newswirePresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Talks a step forward - In comments Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad said Tehran saw "better behavior" from some countries compared to what his country had witnessed in the past. He did not specify countries.
SOP newswire2Gaza. Hamas. Conflict. FACTS! - A terrifying litany of the violation and abuse of human rights by the Israeli army in Gaza in December and January last.
SOP newswire2The Courage of Kavita Karkare - The digital photo frame unit sits oddly on a mantelpiece stacked with medals and citations, including an Ashok Chakra posthumously awarded to Hemant Karkare in the wake of the November 26, 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
SOP newswire2Chanderi: A tourist's delight, a historian's dream - Today, however, this quaint town in Ashoknagar district is best known for the six-yard wonder, spun in cotton, silk and 'zari' (gold), also known as the Chanderi sari.
SOP newswire2Transgenders Get Recognition in Pakistan - Hailing the Pakistan Supreme Court's (SC) landmark ruling in July, that gives transgenders citizenship rights, Sapna said it was a step long in coming but one that is in the right direction.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Attack On UN Aid Station In Pakistan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the suicide attack against the office of the UN World Food Programme in Pakistan in which five staff members were killed.
SOP newswire2Basotra, Billowria Upgraded: National Panthers Party - Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman, JKNPP has upgraded the official status of Prof. Shanti Swaroop Basotra from Provincial General Secretary to State General Secretary
Robert Paul ReyesEight American Soldiers Die In Gun Battle In Afghanistan - Insurgents stormed remote outposts in eastern Afghanistan killing eight Americans in the deadliest battle in more than a year near the border with Pakistan.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Investment In Women - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged countries not to waver in their commitments to women and girls in the midst of the ongoing economic crisis, particularly in ensuring their basic human rights.
SOP newswire3UN Expands Food Aid To Flood-Stricken Nations - The United Nations is ramping up its relief operations in flood-stricken South-East Asia
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Lack Of Freedoms In Honduras - The UN expressed concern over the suppression of civil liberties in Honduras following a coup d`état.
SOP newswire3Indonesia: UN Mobilizes To Prevent Epidemics After Earthquake - The UN is mobilizing to prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases after a massive earthquake killed at least 1,100 people.
SOP newswire3Bill Clinton Visits Haiti - Bill Clinton, has led a delegation of 500 business leaders from around the world to the Caribbean country in a bid to unlock what he called Haiti`s great potential for development. "
SOP newswire3American Samoa Relief Efforts Continue - The medical support situation in American Samoa has stabilized amid ongoing U.S. relief efforts after a massive tsunami devastated the area.
SOP newswire3Afghan Decision Expected In Weeks - Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country.
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)Fortunes Made, Fortunes Missed (part 1) - These two men bought bird-feed with all their money, hired storages for them. Indeed the prices jumped 5-6 times after a few months. They made a very good profit.
Rob RoyQuake triggers tsunami in the Samoas, killing 99 - APIA, Samoa " A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa ...
Geoff DeanLibyan President Gaddafi's Plan to "Abolish Switzerland" - Geoff tries to match wits with the legendary Libyan strongman, but it ends in a scoreless draw.
M. QuinnDear American Family - While many intrepid individuals have given their very lives to combat racism, it is utterly appalling that the scourge of this highly destructive philosophy still resides within our nation, and has similarly morphed into a kind of cultural bigotry.
Medyan DairiehAn Important Forum for Debating Resolutions: The Labour Party Conference - In the United Kingdom, each major political party holds an annual party conference during the party conference season.
Elmaz MuzhdabaevaSome Features of Crimean Tatar Language - Names of the languages - the adjective «Crimean Tatar» (on russian - «крымскотатарский») - is talking terms.
SOP newswire3UN: Tourism Plays Role In Preserving World's Rich Diversity - Tourism can play a vital role in preserving the rich cultural and natural diversity across the world by promoting global understanding, says a senior United Nations official.
SOP newswire3Kosovo Beacon Of Ethnic Stability? - Inter-ethnic tensions in Kosovo have fallen significantly since it declared independence from Serbia last year.
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