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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 newswire3NATO General Secretary Visits Western Balkans - The Secretary General visited the Western Balkans on 7 and 8 May.
SOP newswire3UN: Situation In Sri Lanka Critical - A group of independent United Nations experts called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the critical situation in Sri Lanka.
SOP newswire3UN Concered Over Massive Displacement In Pakistan - The UN expressed deep concern over the massive displacement " in north-west Pakistan caused by the widening armed conflict between Government forces and militants.
SOP newswire3Gates: We Regret Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan - The US regrets even one innocent civilian death, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Kabul today.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: Taliban Overreached In Pakistan - The Taliban overreached " in their offensive in Pakistan`s Buner district, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Kabul.
SOP newswire3Mike Mullen: Focus Should Now Be On Afghanistan - U.S. military strategic focus is shifting from Iraq to Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a news conference today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls On Iraq To Stop Use Of Death Penalty - In the wake of this weekend`s executions of a dozen convicted criminals in Iraq, the United Nations urged the Government to stop the use of the death penalty.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned About Afghan Civilian Casualties - The top UN official in Afghanistan expressed serious concern about reports of civilian casualties and fighting that took place in the country`s western Farah province.
SOP newswire3Gates Praises Efforts To Boost Saudi Military - Gates called the mentorship that U.S. forces are providing the Saudi Arabian military a key factor in maintaining stability in the region.
SOP newswire3Defense Dept: Shipper Supplied Security Best Defense Against Pirates - Merchant-ship-supplied security is the best short-term defense, a senior Defense Department official told Capitol Hill legislators here today.
SOP newswire3Gates Seeks Saudi Support In Pakistan - As he heads for Saudi Arabia, Gates said, he will encourage leaders there to exert their influence to help the Pakistani government stand up to extremists.
SOP newswire3UN: Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Sri Lanka - The UN announced the launch of a $50 million appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the rising number of desperate civilians.
SOP newswire3Gates: Taliban Push In Pakistan A Wake-Up Call - The recent push by Taliban forces to take more ground in Pakistan has served as a wake-up call for the government there, Defense Secretary Gates said today.
Christopher HIllenbrandSwine Flu Delves Further Into The Global Population - Authorities in New Mexico claimed 14 schools in four cities were going to be shut down for a week at the minimum after the state confirmed its first case of swine flu.
SOP newswire3Mullen Warns Iraq About Arab-Kurd Hostilities - Iraqi Kurds and Arabs must compromise to realize the full potential of the country, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a visit here today
SOP newswire3UN Urges Restraint Amid Latest Political Turmoil In Nepal - The UN human rights office in Nepal urged all parties to exercise restraint after the country's Prime Minister reportedly fired the Army Chief.
SOP newswire3Myanmar Cyclone: One Year Later - Marking the one year anniversary since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, the UN is reviewing a life-saving effort but also pointing to the equally daunting work needed to rebuild.
SOP newswire3UN: Journalists Worldwide Must Be Protected - Ki-moon paid tribute to journalists who ensure the rest of the world can have access to unbiased information, and in stressing the need to protect their freedom and safety.
SOP newswire2U.S. Muslims Approve of Obama's First 100 Days - Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S
SOP newswire2 The General Assembly Economic Crisis Summit Must Have The Last Word - The global conversation aimed at finding solutions to alleviate the economic and financial turmoil enveloping markets around the world needs to widen participation
SOP newswire2It's the Mexican Flu Stupid: Or Is It Something Else? - While hyper political correctness tries to hold sway in America as not to offend or disrupt trade with our Mexican neighbors to the south, the official name of the new flu pandemic is Mexican
SOP newswire3Hillary Clinton: Pakistan Now Understands Talilban Threat - Pakistan finally is beginning to respond to the threat that Taliban extremists pose inside the country, Hillary Clinton said before the Senate Appropriations Committee.
SOP newswire3State Dept.: al Qaeda No. 1 Threat To US - The al-Qaida terrorist network continues to pose the greatest danger to the US, a senior U.S. State Department official said.
Christopher HIllenbrandSwine Flu Is Diminishing; Scientific Term Now Widely Used - The leading health director for Mexico's Health Ministry emphasized he is hopeful that the swine flu is now diminishing in virulence as the new
SOP newswire3UN: Humanity Taking Back Seat To Politics In Gaza - Helping Gaza`s most vulnerable must be a top priority, the United Nations humanitarian chief urged today.
SOP newswire2Swine Flu Precautions Urged By Imams: How Many Will Die? - CAIR today called on imams to use daily and Jummah prayers in the nation`s mosques as a platform for providing information about preventing the spread of swine flu.
SOP newswire3World Safety Day: Nations Must Not Relax Standards - Marking this year`s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the head of the United Nation`s labour arm warned against a relaxation of standards due to the global economic crisis.
SOP newswire3UN: Sri Lanka Coping With Twin Humanitarian Crises - The UN humanitarian chief warned that Sri Lanka faces two distinct crises, as he toured camps for people who fled fighting in the country`s north between Government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Christopher HIllenbrandWHO Elevates Alert Level On Swine Flu Epidemic - After meeting to address the threat the new swine flu strain is posing toward the globe, the World Health Organization elevated the alert level but declined to label the illness a global emergency.
Robert Paul ReyesItalian Cruise Ship Fends Off Pirates - The Italian cruise ship Melody was attacked by pirates, and in a surprising twist the crew fought back with gunfire and water hoses and repelled the attack.
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