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In September 2015, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind,'' the new Agenda emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.

Smiley News brings you inspiring stories of people and communities working towards attaining these goals.

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Decent work and economic growth
10 hours ago

Middleport Matters

For decades the town of Middleport, in Stoke on Trent, has been neglected. But Amelia Bilson is determined to change Middleport’s outlook and provide a brighter future for those who live there. Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 day ago

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Country will become first to make study of global heating and human influence on natural resources compulsory in state schools. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 days ago

World Leaders Recommit to Transform the World for Girls and Women by 2030 at Nairobi Summit

Over 1,200 announcements and commitments will address maternal deaths, family planning, and more. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 days ago

A New Vaccine Just Arrived in the Congo to Help Combat the Current Ebola Outbreak

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed nearly 2,200 lives. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 days ago

Cheerleading Scheme

Like most cheerleading squads The Diamonds have songs, choreography, pom poms and chants. But unlike most teams, their youngest member is her her 60s, while the oldest are in their 80s. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
4 days ago

Cactus Leather Is the Newest Eco-Friendly Fabric

A new brand out of Mexico called Desserto is shaking things up by turning nopal cactus leaves into organic, all-natural, cruelty-free leather. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 week ago

'Bake Off' Winner David Atherton Backs UK's 'Incredible' Support for Mums and Babies in Malawi

“To be able to see babies being born that otherwise wouldn’t have survived was just incredible.” Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 week ago

Volunteer It Yourself (VIY)

PLUMBING, carpentry and tiling - along with teamwork and problem solving - are not the kind of skills most students learn in a typical school classroom. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 week ago

Women Make Up 52% of the Cabinet in Rwanda. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal.

“Now that your numbers are increasing in these positions, why don’t you use that?” Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 week ago

Hundreds of YouTubers Just Planted 5.6 Million Trees to Fight the Climate Crisis

MrBeast, some of his fellow YouTuber friends, volunteers in Oregon, and the Arbor Day Foundation have been working together to make that reforestation happen. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 week ago

Wag and Company

Chloe visits George at his home in Northumberland most weeks; she’s an invaluable source of company and friendship for George, and she also loves the ear scratches and tummy rubs he provides. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
5 hours ago

Ponix Is Bringing Local Produce to Food Deserts With Hydroponic Technology

“We believe everybody should have access to fresh food,” Michael Choi, CEO of Ponix Farms. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
10 hours ago

Middleport Matters

For decades the town of Middleport, in Stoke on Trent, has been neglected. But Amelia Bilson is determined to change Middleport’s outlook and provide a brighter future for those who live there. Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 day ago

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Country will become first to make study of global heating and human influence on natural resources compulsory in state schools. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 days ago

World Leaders Recommit to Transform the World for Girls and Women by 2030 at Nairobi Summit

Over 1,200 announcements and commitments will address maternal deaths, family planning, and more. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 days ago

A New Vaccine Just Arrived in the Congo to Help Combat the Current Ebola Outbreak

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed nearly 2,200 lives. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 days ago

Cheerleading Scheme

Like most cheerleading squads The Diamonds have songs, choreography, pom poms and chants. But unlike most teams, their youngest member is her her 60s, while the oldest are in their 80s. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
4 days ago

Cactus Leather Is the Newest Eco-Friendly Fabric

A new brand out of Mexico called Desserto is shaking things up by turning nopal cactus leaves into organic, all-natural, cruelty-free leather. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 week ago

'Bake Off' Winner David Atherton Backs UK's 'Incredible' Support for Mums and Babies in Malawi

“To be able to see babies being born that otherwise wouldn’t have survived was just incredible.” Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 week ago

Volunteer It Yourself (VIY)

PLUMBING, carpentry and tiling - along with teamwork and problem solving - are not the kind of skills most students learn in a typical school classroom. Continue Reading

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Comment
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Gender equality
1 week ago

Women Make Up 52% of the Cabinet in Rwanda. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal.

“Now that your numbers are increasing in these positions, why don’t you use that?” Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 week ago

Hundreds of YouTubers Just Planted 5.6 Million Trees to Fight the Climate Crisis

MrBeast, some of his fellow YouTuber friends, volunteers in Oregon, and the Arbor Day Foundation have been working together to make that reforestation happen. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
1 week ago

Wag and Company

Chloe visits George at his home in Northumberland most weeks; she’s an invaluable source of company and friendship for George, and she also loves the ear scratches and tummy rubs he provides. Continue Reading

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