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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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Climate action
1 year ago

UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago.  Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 year ago

UN to use Alibaba technology to reach end hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has struck a deal with Chinese tech giant Alibaba to use its technology to help speed up plans around ending world hunger by 2030.  Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 year ago

How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive

The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.  Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Drones to deliver vaccines in world-first trial

Drones will take delicate drugs to dozens of remote villages in test that could be replicated around the world.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Football fans doing good

Inspiring fan activism on Merseyside and beyond.   Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
1 year ago

Plastic-busting fungi

A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help ween the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Twinning Project

Pairing professional football clubs with prisons to prevent re-offending. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 year ago

AI for social good

Google's new "AI for Social Good" initiative aims to develop AI-powered technology and partner with external organizations to address societal issues using AI. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Innovation agency grants £865k to mobility project

Innovate UK has awarded more than three-quarters of a million pounds toward the development of an artificial intelligence platform that could improve care for people with mobility issues.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Street and Arrow

Glasgow's Street & Arrow is an innovative social enterprise project run by the Violence Reduction Unit. Giving those with convictions a second chance and having a positive impact on crime rates in the city. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Social entrepreneur helps the deaf community

Zuko Mandlakazi from the Eastern Cape has come up with a first-of-its-kind hi-tech device to protect and save the lives of the deaf.  Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
1 year ago

Learning how to co-exist with animals again

Finding a way to co-exist with animals in a shrinking natural world. Lessons from the Maasai Mara.  Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 year ago

UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago.  Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 year ago

UN to use Alibaba technology to reach end hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has struck a deal with Chinese tech giant Alibaba to use its technology to help speed up plans around ending world hunger by 2030.  Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 year ago

How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive

The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.  Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Drones to deliver vaccines in world-first trial

Drones will take delicate drugs to dozens of remote villages in test that could be replicated around the world.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Football fans doing good

Inspiring fan activism on Merseyside and beyond.   Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
1 year ago

Plastic-busting fungi

A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help ween the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Twinning Project

Pairing professional football clubs with prisons to prevent re-offending. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 year ago

AI for social good

Google's new "AI for Social Good" initiative aims to develop AI-powered technology and partner with external organizations to address societal issues using AI. Continue Reading

1
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Comment
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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Innovation agency grants £865k to mobility project

Innovate UK has awarded more than three-quarters of a million pounds toward the development of an artificial intelligence platform that could improve care for people with mobility issues.  Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 year ago

Street and Arrow

Glasgow's Street & Arrow is an innovative social enterprise project run by the Violence Reduction Unit. Giving those with convictions a second chance and having a positive impact on crime rates in the city. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

Social entrepreneur helps the deaf community

Zuko Mandlakazi from the Eastern Cape has come up with a first-of-its-kind hi-tech device to protect and save the lives of the deaf.  Continue Reading

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