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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 newswire3UN Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attack in Egypt - Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place Friday in Egypts El Wahat desert, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such reprehensible acts to justice.
SOP newswire3UN: Africa's Rapid Urbanization Can Drive Industrialization - A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continents rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.
SOP newswire3Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa - The Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalitions Syrian Democratic Forces partners announced today, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
SOP newswire3Raqqa Close to Liberation as ISIS Caliphate Crumbles - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run around the globe, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said today at news briefing.
SOP newswire3U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Discusses Niger Operation - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Defense Department will make a report on the recent deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger when it is appropriate and asked the media to not second-guess the leaders of the operation on the ground.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Iran to Halt Imminent Execution of Juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar - United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrows execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.
SOP newswire3UN Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks Across Afghanistan - Secretary-General Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterdays attacks in Afghanistans Paktya and Ghazni provinces, which left many dead and injured.
SOP newswire3South Sudan Leaders Must Pull Country Back from Impending Abyss - Amid worsening security and the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Tuesday called on the international community to demand that the countrys leadership act in a manner that is expected of them.
SOP newswire3Libya: Smugglers Holding Refugees in Deplorable Conditions - After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants.
SOP newswire3ISIS Faces Devastating Defeat on 3rd Anniversary of Operations - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is now on the verge of a devastating defeat in Raqqa, Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today.
SOP newswire3Secretary-General Welcomes Launch of New UN Mission in Haiti - United Nations Secretary-General Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.
SOP newswire3U.S. Forces Conduct Strike Against ISIS Training Camps in Yemen - Defense Department officials announced that U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS members in a strike on two Islamic State of Iraq and Syria training camps today in Yemens al Bayda governorate, disrupting the organizations attempts to train new fighters.
SOP newswire3Coalition Monitors Military Movements Near Kirkuk - Coalition military officials are monitoring military movements near Kirkuk, Iraq, following reports of an incident, Pentagon Director of Press Operations Army Col. Rob Manning told reporters today.
SOP newswire3UN Highlights Rural Womens Participation in Sustainable, Climate-resilient Agricultural - Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for womens empowerment today said.
SOP newswire3Parliamentary Forum Opens in Russia - A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Mogadishu Terrorist Attack - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalias worst-ever bomb attack.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting four strikes consisting of four engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Civilians Who Fled Mosul Still Vulnerable - One year since the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator said hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable and still need assistance.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Hopes Accord on Iran Nuclear Program Remains in Place - The United Nations Spokesman on Friday said Secretary-General Guterres sees the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group of six countries on monitoring Irans nuclear programme as an important breakthrough to consolidate global peace and security.
SOP newswire3UN Ramps Up Aid Delivery Amid Surge of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh - The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh.
SOP newswire3Will to Drive ISIS Evil Out Grows Every Day in Iraq - Since the beginning of the fight to wrest back Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi security forces have accelerated the fight against ISIS and the will to drive ISIS evil out of Iraq grows every day, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces said today.
SOP newswire3ISIS Getting Desperate - Under assault by an increasingly capable government force in Iraq and a cohesive and deadly coalition-partner force in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is getting desperate, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said at a news conference today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 31 strikes consisting of 39 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3ISIS Fighters Continue to Flee - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters remain on the run in Iraq and Syria as coalition troops clear territory once controlled by the enemy, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned for Safety of Five Million Displaced in Northern Iraq - As the Iraqi offensive in and near Hawija in Kirkuk Governorate is drawing to a close, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of civilian populations in the region.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Unemployment Passes 200 Million in 2017 - More than 200 million people are out of work around the world - an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said Monday, calling for policies that can recharge sluggish growth of small and medium-sized businesses.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Nutrition Crisis Affecting 165,000 Children in Mali - A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Childrens Fund warned today.
SOP newswire3Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 40 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Africom Announces Death of 4th Service Member in Niger Attack - The body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from Niger, where an attack occurred Oct. 4 during an advise-and-assist mission, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed to four, U.S. Africa Commands director of public affairs said today.
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