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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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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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Gender equality
1 year ago

Pop-up classroom to teach girls to code

Called the 'Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls', the pop-up is the brainchild of Code Like a Girl founders Ally Watson and Vanessa Doake.  Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
1 year ago

5 firms tackling the biggest global issues

Faster trains. Cleaner air. Fresher food. Engineering firms are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.  Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
1 year ago

Supporting those with mental health issues

Double Click, based in Shotton, is a service which used to be run by Flintshire Council to provide employment and training opportunities.  Continue Reading

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No poverty
1 year ago

Scan a homeless person's QR code?

Watch and see how Greater Change want to help homeless people in Oxford. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 year ago

'Unlimited renewable energy'

It’s called "semi-artificial photosynthesis" — and it’s an awesome way to fight climate change.  Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

This doctor uses plastic bottles to save babies from Pneumonia

"It was my first night as an intern and three children died before my eyes. I felt so helpless that I cried."  Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 year ago

Mapping air pollution

Google Street View Joins Forces With Startup Aclima.  Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
1 year ago

Turning rivers’ plastic debris into floating parks

Watch to see how Rotterdam is creating floating plastic parks. 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

2
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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

1
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Comment
Share
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

2
Like
Comment
Share
Gender equality
1 year ago

Pop-up classroom to teach girls to code

Called the 'Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls', the pop-up is the brainchild of Code Like a Girl founders Ally Watson and Vanessa Doake.  Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Sustainable cities and communities
1 year ago

5 firms tackling the biggest global issues

Faster trains. Cleaner air. Fresher food. Engineering firms are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.  Continue Reading

2
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Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
1 year ago

Supporting those with mental health issues

Double Click, based in Shotton, is a service which used to be run by Flintshire Council to provide employment and training opportunities.  Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
No poverty
1 year ago

Scan a homeless person's QR code?

Watch and see how Greater Change want to help homeless people in Oxford. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Climate action
1 year ago

'Unlimited renewable energy'

It’s called "semi-artificial photosynthesis" — and it’s an awesome way to fight climate change.  Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
1 year ago

This doctor uses plastic bottles to save babies from Pneumonia

"It was my first night as an intern and three children died before my eyes. I felt so helpless that I cried."  Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Climate action
1 year ago

Mapping air pollution

Google Street View Joins Forces With Startup Aclima.  Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
1 year ago

Turning rivers’ plastic debris into floating parks

Watch to see how Rotterdam is creating floating plastic parks. Continue Reading

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