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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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Gender equality
1 day ago

Women Rise Up to Nurture Climate Scientists in Africa

A new program is training African climate scientists to be leaders in their field. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
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'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally Continue Reading

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Climate action
5 days ago

Queen’s Brian May Embarks on ‘Veganuary’ to Protect Animals and the Planet

Veganuary is a growing New Year’s resolution. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
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California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

Policies that ban afros, braids, twists, and locks are now illegal. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 days ago

How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Ateker tribe often slips through the cracks of health systems due to their nomadic lifestyle. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 week ago

Brighton Dolphin Project

“We want to inspire our community to act now to collect data on marine mammals and unite to become a community of ocean champions.” Continue Reading

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No poverty
1 week ago

Majority of US States Want to Accept More Refugees

There are nearly 30 million refugees worldwide — the most ever recorded. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 week ago

National Trust to plant 20 million trees in UK over next decade

Plan to cover area 1.5 times size of Manchester is part of goal to achieve net zero emissions Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
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Cities From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country’s plastic waste problem – and their novel idea is catching on Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in Norway Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 hours ago

NHS lung cancer screening 'could save 5,000 lives a year'

Experts call for introduction of CT scans for people at risk due to smoking or family history Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 day ago

Women Rise Up to Nurture Climate Scientists in Africa

A new program is training African climate scientists to be leaders in their field. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 day ago

'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally Continue Reading

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Climate action
5 days ago

Queen’s Brian May Embarks on ‘Veganuary’ to Protect Animals and the Planet

Veganuary is a growing New Year’s resolution. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
5 days ago

California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

Policies that ban afros, braids, twists, and locks are now illegal. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 days ago

How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Ateker tribe often slips through the cracks of health systems due to their nomadic lifestyle. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 week ago

Brighton Dolphin Project

“We want to inspire our community to act now to collect data on marine mammals and unite to become a community of ocean champions.” Continue Reading

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No poverty
1 week ago

Majority of US States Want to Accept More Refugees

There are nearly 30 million refugees worldwide — the most ever recorded. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 week ago

National Trust to plant 20 million trees in UK over next decade

Plan to cover area 1.5 times size of Manchester is part of goal to achieve net zero emissions Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
1 week ago

Cities From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country’s plastic waste problem – and their novel idea is catching on Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in Norway Continue Reading

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