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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 newswire3Security Council Approves Six-month Extension of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus - Welcoming the progress thus far in negotiations led by Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders, as well as ongoing efforts, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged the sides to grasp the current opportunity with determination to secure a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.
SOP newswire3UN: Yemen Peace Plan Within Reach - No military solution in Yemen.
SOP newswire3UN Honors Holocaust Victims - Never Forget.
SOP newswire3UN NYC Mayor Office Team Up to Promote Global Goals Mental Health Targets - Addressing an event on mental health, a special advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly today stressed the importance of mental health for all actions to be taken to achieve sustainable development goals.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Al-Shabaab Attack on Mogadishu Hotel - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia has condemned the coordinated suicide bombing attack earlier today at a hotel in Mogadishu.
SOP newswire3Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul - After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Guterres Pledges Commitment to Achieving World Free of Nuclear Weapons - Disarmament can play an important role in ending existing conflicts and preventing the outbreak of new strife, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Confers With Australian, New Zealander Counterparts - In separate calls yesterday, Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke with his counterparts from Australia and New Zealand, according to readouts of the calls provided by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.
SOP newswire3UN: Religious Leaders Deserve Full Support in Quest for Peace - Religious leaders and faith based organizations have a responsibility to contribute to peaceful societies.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals for Five Billion to Help Syrians - The United Nations and partners today appealed at an aid conference in Finland for $4.63 billion to help people inside Syria, those who fled and the communities hosting them.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday.
SOP newswire3Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN: Brutal Weather Put Refugee Children at Risk in Europe - As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Childrens Fund.
SOP newswire3UN Alarmed at Destruction in Palmyra - Destruction in Palmyra is a war crime.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Destroy ISIL Boats Fleeing From East Mosul - Iraqi security forces secured the Eastern bank of all five bridges across the Tigris River in Mosul during the past week of clearing operations, they added, making it difficult for ISIL fighters to flee.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Saudi Arabia to Use Economic Plan to Bolster Womens Rights - An independent United Nations expert today urged Saudi officials to use their bold new plan for economic transformation to improve the human rights of women and the poor.
SOP newswire3Dunford Discusses Russia, Other Issues, in Interview - Military officials have to judge capabilities as they assess the risk of threats, and that is why Russia remains the most capable state actor that could challenge the United States, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday.
Robert Paul ReyesDonald Trump Already Has 2020 Slogan: Keep America Great! - America was already great before Donald Trump was elected president, and the greatness of America manifested in her diversity, freedom and creativity will ensure that America will remain great even after four or eight years of a Trump administration.
SOP newswire3UN Cautions against Unilateral Action in Middle East - Unilateral actions threaten to unravel the two state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.
SOP newswire3Yemen: Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis Adding to Migrants Woes - UN calls attention to humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
SOP newswire3Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul University - Iraqi security forces this week have continued steady progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the liberation of Mosul University
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Humanitarian Situation in Somalia Dire - The humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance.
SOP newswire3France Deploys Troops Globally in Counter-Extremism Fight - France is committed to stopping the spread of violent extremism and has deployed significant military resources worldwide in the fight, a French military official said here yesterday.
SOP newswire3Central African Republic: UN-backed Plan Aims to Save 2.2 million Lives - The security situation has deteriorated markedly, particularly in the second half of 2016, with a growing number of hot spots.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence in South Sudan - Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped.
SOP newswire3Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN: Huge Disparities in Cost of a Hot Meal - A simple bowl of food in Malawi is much more expensive than that same meal in Davos.
SOP newswire3Dire Need for Protection of Women and Girls in Aleppo - The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering.
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