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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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10 months ago

Innovative solution for those sleeping rough

Social enterprise using shipping containers and more to create new homes for rough sleepers. Continue Reading

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Climate action
10 months ago

Street artists fighting for the environment

A generation of digital artists encouraged to engage with grassroots campaigners. Continue Reading

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No poverty
11 months ago

The Warm Age Wood Company

Keeping social enterprise going gives a warm glow Continue Reading

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Climate action
10 months ago

Plastic boat raises pollution awareness

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
10 months ago

Bootstrap Bootcamp

Meet the Hackney charity turning out the next generation of social entrepreneurs – for free Continue Reading

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Gender equality
10 months ago

Women of Ireland Fund

New fund to help disadvantaged women hailed by Taoiseach Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
10 months ago

Malaysia plastic pollution

When illegal factories sprang up around Jenjarom in Malaysia, choking the town with toxic fumes and tonnes of plastic waste from Western countries, a group of villagers decided to fight back Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
10 months ago

Brick by brick

Teen builds his own prosthetic arm Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
10 months ago

Mini-grids, maximum impact

How solar mini-grids can bring cheap, green electricity to rural Africa Continue Reading

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Quality education
11 months ago

'WorldClass' education

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 million girls and women, in India, by 2030
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Sustainable cities and communities
11 months ago

The sky's the limit

Architects design UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen Continue Reading

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Peace justice and strong institutions
10 months ago

One Man's Knife Amnesty

Farron Paul exchanges vouchers for knives in order to get the blades off the streets of London Continue Reading

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10 months ago

Innovative solution for those sleeping rough

Social enterprise using shipping containers and more to create new homes for rough sleepers. Continue Reading

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Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
10 months ago

Street artists fighting for the environment

A generation of digital artists encouraged to engage with grassroots campaigners. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
No poverty
11 months ago

The Warm Age Wood Company

Keeping social enterprise going gives a warm glow Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
10 months ago

Plastic boat raises pollution awareness

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
10 months ago

Bootstrap Bootcamp

Meet the Hackney charity turning out the next generation of social entrepreneurs – for free Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Gender equality
10 months ago

Women of Ireland Fund

New fund to help disadvantaged women hailed by Taoiseach Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
10 months ago

Malaysia plastic pollution

When illegal factories sprang up around Jenjarom in Malaysia, choking the town with toxic fumes and tonnes of plastic waste from Western countries, a group of villagers decided to fight back Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
10 months ago

Brick by brick

Teen builds his own prosthetic arm Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Affordable and clean energy
10 months ago

Mini-grids, maximum impact

How solar mini-grids can bring cheap, green electricity to rural Africa Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Quality education
11 months ago

'WorldClass' education

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 million girls and women, in India, by 2030
Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Sustainable cities and communities
11 months ago

The sky's the limit

Architects design UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen Continue Reading

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Comment
Share

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