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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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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Charity income streams

Plymouth resident Gareth Chugg provides free refills of chilled and filtered water at festivals in the south-west Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
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The ‘holy grail’ of plastic?

Scientists create material that can be recycled over and over again Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

From the streets to the studio

When the Crouch End arts festival in north London collaborated with a local homelessness hostel in 2013, there were some unexpected results. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
8 months ago

Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT clinic

After reports of transgender people being refused treatment, a new centre offers specialised services – and respite from discrimination Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Afghan book clubs bloom

Reading groups are springing up across Kabul, broadening youthful horizons in a country where books are often censored. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Peek Vision

Making Eyecare And Vision Screening Accessible To All Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Growing confidence

Allotment in a Box, a scheme run by a co-operative of gardeners and artists named Glue Collective. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Kit to treat babies with jaundice goes on trial

Jaundice affects 60% of babies. Left untreated it can be life-threatening. But treatment has always been difficult to access in rural Peru Continue Reading

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Quality education
8 months ago

Trailblazing school for trans people

At 15, bigotry drove Viviana Gonzalez from school. Decades on, a dedicated school in Buenos Aires is putting wrong to Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
9 months ago

A safer trip to school

Tactical Urbanism Makes Kids’ School Trips Safer in Africa Continue Reading

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Climate action
9 months ago

Fuelling the green economy

Eco-business, Proper Oils, collects used cooking oil and recycles it into biodiesel. Continue Reading

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Climate action
8 months ago

Growing food in -30c

The Arctic farmer growing food in the most northerly major human settlement on Earth Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Charity income streams

Plymouth resident Gareth Chugg provides free refills of chilled and filtered water at festivals in the south-west Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
8 months ago

The ‘holy grail’ of plastic?

Scientists create material that can be recycled over and over again Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

From the streets to the studio

When the Crouch End arts festival in north London collaborated with a local homelessness hostel in 2013, there were some unexpected results. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
8 months ago

Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT clinic

After reports of transgender people being refused treatment, a new centre offers specialised services – and respite from discrimination Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Afghan book clubs bloom

Reading groups are springing up across Kabul, broadening youthful horizons in a country where books are often censored. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Peek Vision

Making Eyecare And Vision Screening Accessible To All Continue Reading

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Comment
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Responsible consumption and production
8 months ago

Growing confidence

Allotment in a Box, a scheme run by a co-operative of gardeners and artists named Glue Collective. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Kit to treat babies with jaundice goes on trial

Jaundice affects 60% of babies. Left untreated it can be life-threatening. But treatment has always been difficult to access in rural Peru Continue Reading

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Quality education
8 months ago

Trailblazing school for trans people

At 15, bigotry drove Viviana Gonzalez from school. Decades on, a dedicated school in Buenos Aires is putting wrong to Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
9 months ago

A safer trip to school

Tactical Urbanism Makes Kids’ School Trips Safer in Africa Continue Reading

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Climate action
9 months ago

Fuelling the green economy

Eco-business, Proper Oils, collects used cooking oil and recycles it into biodiesel. Continue Reading

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