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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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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

Headteachers Charity 'Elephant Group' Boosts University Prospects For Disadvantaged Students

Currently just 19% of students who go to a state comprehensive school apply to a top university. The Elephant Group hopes to raise that number. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 week ago

This Seed Bank in the Arctic Holds More Than 1 Million Seeds

“It’s really just the tip of the iceberg of a global conservation effort.”
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Quality education
1 week ago

Audiobook Charity Seeks To End Isolation and Make Reading Accessible For Everyone

Audiobook charity Listening Books saw how pupils with learning difficulties were missing out on reading, and decided to launch their Sound Learning programme. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 week ago

California Bill Could Shut Down SeaWorld By Banning Dolphin and Whale Captivity

The bill would effectively shut down SeaWorld San Diego (the first of four SeaWorld locations on Earth), where dolphins and whales are kept in captivity, forced to perform tricks, and subjected to endless other behaviors against their nature. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

STEP Project a creative industry open to everyone

The STEP programme is run by Create Jobs who are part of A New Direction, a non-profit who aim to inspire creativity in children and young people across London. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 weeks ago

Africa's First Elected Female President Is Training a 'Wave' of Women Leaders

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is joining with two other former presidents to launch a training initiative. Continue Reading

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Life on land
2 weeks ago

How UK Consumers Can Help Support Sustainable Forests

From Gabon to the UK, The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) aims to replenish forests with help from the public. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

HIV Prevention Drug PrEP to Be Available on the NHS in England

It's been hailed as a "milestone moment" by health campaigners. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
2 weeks ago

Caring Cooks - Teaching Primary School Kids How To Cook

Charity Caring Cooks is dedicated to help primary school kids learn how to cook. Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 weeks ago

New York's Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect March 1: Everything New Yorkers Need to Know

The bag ban was approved and announced back in May 2020, as part of the New York State budget proposal.  Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

A New Youth-Led Organization Just Launched to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

The End the Neglect campaign aims to raise awareness and call for action on the elimination of NTDs. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 week ago

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope

As well as a hot meal they also have access to showers, clothes and toiletries. And throughout the week the charity provides their clients with a wide array of advice and support, from legal advice to health check-ups and yoga sessions. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

Headteachers Charity 'Elephant Group' Boosts University Prospects For Disadvantaged Students

Currently just 19% of students who go to a state comprehensive school apply to a top university. The Elephant Group hopes to raise that number. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 week ago

This Seed Bank in the Arctic Holds More Than 1 Million Seeds

“It’s really just the tip of the iceberg of a global conservation effort.”
Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 week ago

Audiobook Charity Seeks To End Isolation and Make Reading Accessible For Everyone

Audiobook charity Listening Books saw how pupils with learning difficulties were missing out on reading, and decided to launch their Sound Learning programme. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 week ago

California Bill Could Shut Down SeaWorld By Banning Dolphin and Whale Captivity

The bill would effectively shut down SeaWorld San Diego (the first of four SeaWorld locations on Earth), where dolphins and whales are kept in captivity, forced to perform tricks, and subjected to endless other behaviors against their nature. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 week ago

STEP Project a creative industry open to everyone

The STEP programme is run by Create Jobs who are part of A New Direction, a non-profit who aim to inspire creativity in children and young people across London. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 weeks ago

Africa's First Elected Female President Is Training a 'Wave' of Women Leaders

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is joining with two other former presidents to launch a training initiative. Continue Reading

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Life on land
2 weeks ago

How UK Consumers Can Help Support Sustainable Forests

From Gabon to the UK, The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) aims to replenish forests with help from the public. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

HIV Prevention Drug PrEP to Be Available on the NHS in England

It's been hailed as a "milestone moment" by health campaigners. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Partnerships for the goals
2 weeks ago

Caring Cooks - Teaching Primary School Kids How To Cook

Charity Caring Cooks is dedicated to help primary school kids learn how to cook. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Climate action
2 weeks ago

New York's Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect March 1: Everything New Yorkers Need to Know

The bag ban was approved and announced back in May 2020, as part of the New York State budget proposal.  Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

A New Youth-Led Organization Just Launched to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

The End the Neglect campaign aims to raise awareness and call for action on the elimination of NTDs. Continue Reading

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