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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 newswire3Coalition Strikes ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN: Japanese-Korean Accord on Comfort Women Must be Speedily Implemented - Commending the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on their landmark agreement to resolve the longstanding issue of comfort women, a senior United Nations human rights official today called for its speedy implementation to heal the still raw wound.
SOP newswire3UN Tribunal on Rwandan Genocide Formally Closes - The UN tribunal set up 21 years ago to judge those guilty for the genocide in Rwanda of more than 800,000 people formally closed after delivering 45 judgments as part of the Organization`s efforts to stamp out impunity for crimes against humanity.
SOP newswire3UN: Food Desperately Needed in Yemen - The UN appealed to all parties to the conflict in Yemen to allow food in for hundreds of thousands of hungry people under siege in the central city of Taiz.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Congratulates Prime Minister al-Abadi on Recapture of Ramadi From ISIL - Ban Ki-moon called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on the success of the Iraqi security forces in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, calling the liberation of the city of Ramadi an important victory.
SOP newswire3UN Sustainable Development Goals - As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals the United Nations officially will usher in " on 1 January 2016 " an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers Provide Security as Central African Republic Holds Elections - United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout the Central African Republic as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections.
SOP newswire3UN: Migrants Braving Seas to Flee to Europe in 2015 Top 1 Million - Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released by the UN refugee agency, many on perilous trips aboard inadequate vessels run by people smugglers, with at least 3,735 more believed drowned.
SOP newswire3Iraq Flag Waves Over Ramadi; Security Forces Control Key City - Iraq raised its national flag over the provincial government center in downtown Ramadi.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Iraqi Forces Reach Strategic Milestone in Fight For Ramadi - Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his congratulations today to Iraq`s prime minister after Iraqi forces succeeded in retaking the government center in Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Killed 10 Senior ISIL Leaders in December - A high-value Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes Dec. 24 was just one of 10 ISIL leaders targeted and killed so far this month.
SOP newswire3Ban Applauds General Assembly Adoption of $5.4 Billion UN Budget - Ban Ki-moon applauded Member States on Wednesday night for adopting a budget of $5.4 billion for the United Nations to carry out its vital work during the 2016-2017 biennium.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Protect Displaced Gays,Lesbians as They Face Violence - With lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons in forced displacement facing discrimination, prejudice, violence and other hurdles as they seek asylum, the United Nations refugee agency has rolled out the most comprehensive training package of its kind globally to enhance their protection.
SOP newswire3More Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN: Central African Republic Polls Scheduled for December 30 - The presidential and legislative elections that had been scheduled to take place this Sunday in the Central African Republic will now be held on 30 December 2015, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Sets 25 January as Target Date to Begin Intra-Syrian Peace Talks - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has set 25 January 2016 as the target date to begin talks between the parties aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict, his spokesperson announced today.
SOP newswire3Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Archaeological Destruction in Syria - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence in Burundi - The UN has called on the Government of Burundi to allow an independent team to investigate seriously whether external elements are involved in alleged atrocities in the central African nation.
SOP newswire3UN Recognizes November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day - The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly recognizing 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
SOP newswire3UN: Conditions of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Worsen - Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Thanks Italy for Contributions in Fight Against ISIL - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with Italian Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti by phone today about Italy`s contributions to the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon press secretary said.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Expresses Regret for Loss of 6 U.S. Troops in Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has expressed his deep regret over the loss of six U.S. service members killed in a vehicle bomb attack outside Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, yesterday.
SOP newswire3Coalition, Local Forces Making Gains Against ISIL - Coalition and local forces have inflicted a "recent string of defeats" on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said today in Baghdad.
SOP newswire3UN Adjourns Yemen Peace Talks - In the face of numerous violations of the cessation of hostilities in Yemen, the Special United Nations Envoy today decided to adjourn peace talks in Switzerland for a month.
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