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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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Quality education
6 months ago

14 years old creates a green bank for children

José Adolfo Quisocala teaches poor children how to save and to earn money by recycling Continue Reading

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Climate action
6 months ago

Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic

Sam Bencheghib, 22 years old, plans to run 20 miles a day, six days a week, for six months. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
7 months ago

People power

Ambigo delivers networking events that serve both personal ambition and community cohesion. Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
7 months ago

Flower power

Organic Blooms, a social enterprise, sells flowers grown sustainably whilst also developing skills for people with disabilities and support needs. Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Taking positive steps

Juta Shoes are made from sustainable materials, like leather upcycled from factory offcuts and reclaimed vegan faux fur. Continue Reading

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Life on land
8 months ago

A talk on the wild side

If you’ve ever thought that owls are particularly beautiful and impressive birds, then you are not alone Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

Artful inclusion

ARTHOUSE Unlimited gives people living with epilepsy and learning disabilities the opportunity to create artworks, which are then developed into designer products for sale Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Roots manoeuvres

When he began training for marathons, Carl Adams turned to his friend Steve, a fitness expert who persuaded him to swap the gym for the forest. It had quite a transformative effect. Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Making a fashion statement

Brighton-based enterprise creating a network of sewers, tailors and designers upcyling donated fabrics Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Doctor who invented 18 medical devices

Consultant Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi is not your typical healthcare professional. He's also an entrepreneur. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
8 months ago

Women and girls fight back

A project in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district is one of several making inroads on women’s rights, despite a wider conservative backlash that has proved deadly Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
6 months ago

Electric carts for children who can't afford specialised wheelchairs

This student affordable alternatives are saving some families thousands. Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

14 years old creates a green bank for children

José Adolfo Quisocala teaches poor children how to save and to earn money by recycling Continue Reading

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Climate action
6 months ago

Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic

Sam Bencheghib, 22 years old, plans to run 20 miles a day, six days a week, for six months. Continue Reading

1
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Reduced inequalities
7 months ago

People power

Ambigo delivers networking events that serve both personal ambition and community cohesion. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
7 months ago

Flower power

Organic Blooms, a social enterprise, sells flowers grown sustainably whilst also developing skills for people with disabilities and support needs. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Taking positive steps

Juta Shoes are made from sustainable materials, like leather upcycled from factory offcuts and reclaimed vegan faux fur. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Life on land
8 months ago

A talk on the wild side

If you’ve ever thought that owls are particularly beautiful and impressive birds, then you are not alone Continue Reading

2
Like
Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

Artful inclusion

ARTHOUSE Unlimited gives people living with epilepsy and learning disabilities the opportunity to create artworks, which are then developed into designer products for sale Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Roots manoeuvres

When he began training for marathons, Carl Adams turned to his friend Steve, a fitness expert who persuaded him to swap the gym for the forest. It had quite a transformative effect. Continue Reading

0
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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Making a fashion statement

Brighton-based enterprise creating a network of sewers, tailors and designers upcyling donated fabrics Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Doctor who invented 18 medical devices

Consultant Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi is not your typical healthcare professional. He's also an entrepreneur. Continue Reading

0
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Gender equality
8 months ago

Women and girls fight back

A project in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district is one of several making inroads on women’s rights, despite a wider conservative backlash that has proved deadly Continue Reading

1
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