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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 Condemns Attacks Against Civilians in Syria - Amid surging violence in Aleppo, the United Nations Security Council today expressed outrage " at all attacks against civilians in Syria, as well as indiscriminate attacks.
SOP newswire3UN Boosting Presence on Greek Islands to Deal With Spike in Refugee Arrivals - The UN is stepping up its presence in the eastern Aegean islands of Greece where in recent weeks, sea arrivals have been averaging some 600 people a day from countries like Syria, Afghanistan Iraq and Turkey.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Rocket Attacks on Israel From Gaza - Ban Ki-moon today has condemned the firing of rockets by militants from Gaza towards Israel which occurred yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN Reports World Food Prices Declining to Six-year Low - The prices of major food commodities continued their downward trajectory through May as cereal prices dropped amid an increasingly favourable forecast for this year`s harvests.
SOP newswire3UN: Let's End Hunger Once and For All - The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization called for a global movement to eradicate hunger.
SOP newswire3U.S., India Sign 10-Year Defense Framework Agreement - In India, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a 10-year defense framework agreement yesterday, highlighting the growth of defense cooperation between the two countries.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes 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 newswire3Ash Carter Visit Builds on Relationship Between United States, India - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an official visit to India yesterday and today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls on Myanmar to Release Jailed Columnist - Appalled at the two-year prison sentence handed down to U Htin Lin Oo on charges of insulting religion, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Myanmar authorities to release the columnist.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Prison Overcrowding in Philippines - The United Nations torture prevention body is urging the Philippines to deal urgently with prison overcrowding.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes 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 newswire3Obama Honors Two WWI Soldiers With Medals of Honor - President Barack Obama honored two World War I soldiers with Medals of Honor today, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure all the heroes` stories are told
SOP newswire3UN Urges Somalia to Suspend Death Penalty - Somalia must put in place a legal framework that guarantees freedom of expression in the country, as well as a moratorium on capital punishment, a United Nations independent expert recommended today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Give Young People Decent Jobs - When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: U.S., Vietnam Committed to Defense Relationship - The United States and Vietnam are committed to deepening their defense relationship, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi during a news conference with Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Human Rights Violations in Ukraine - Serious human rights violations and abuses persist in eastern Ukraine.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes 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 Death of 70 Cvilians in Aleppo - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has strongly condemned the death of at least 70 civilians in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters.
SOP newswire3Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against 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 Marks 'World No Tobacco Day' - The elimination of the world's illicit tobacco trade will not only save millions of lives but also generate billions of dollars in windfall for governments.
SOP newswire3Military Airstrikes Continue Against 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 Calls for Immediate Halt to Destruction of Iraq`s Cultural Heritage - The United Nations General Assembly today expressed outrage that attacks on Iraq`s cultural heritage are being used as a tactic of war to spread terror and hatred.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers are Heroes - More than one million military, police and civilian personnel have served as United Nations peacekeepers over the years.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Expresses Concern About Escalation of Fighting in Yemen - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the escalation of fighting in Yemen in a telephone conversation with the country's President, the United Nations has confirmed.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Urges Peaceful Resolution of South China Sea Disputes - The United States will continue to remain the principal security power in the Pacific region for decades to come, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii today.
SOP newswire3Military Airstrikes Continue Against 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 newswire3National Guard Responds to Floods in Texas, Oklahoma - Texas National Guard engineers rescued three people here May 26, and searchers continue hunting for survivors and victims of raging flood waters.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Boko Haram's Violence on Women - The UN has condemned Boko Haram militias in Nigeria for waging war on women`s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights by repeatedly raping their female captors and treating them as vessels for producing children for fighters.
SOP newswire3500,000 Homes and Temples Across Nepal Damaged by Earthquake - As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official today drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Begins 10-Day Trip to Hawaii, Singapore, Vietnam, India - Defense Secretary Ash Carter began a 10-day international trip yesterday that will take him to U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii and on to Singapore, Vietnam and India, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
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