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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
2 weeks ago

Low-Income Countries Now Have Access to Affordable Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drug

Trastuzumab is an essential medicine for about 20% of breast cancers.
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Sustainable cities and communities
2 weeks ago

This London Road Is Set to Become the UK’s First Zero-Emission Street

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned for 18 months on the street in a bid to improve air quality. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
2 weeks ago

Water wars: early warning tool uses climate data to predict conflict hotspots

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 weeks ago

New App Helps LGBTQ+ Brazilians Navigate Safe Spaces as Murders Skyrocket

The app aims to help address anti-LGBTQ violence in Brazil. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Stem cell donor

“I honestly couldn’t believe it. I had always hoped one day I might be told I was a match for someone who needed help”. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

Gladys Goba explains how community outreach events help destigmatize sexual and reproductive health. Continue Reading

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3 weeks ago

Environmentalist Hope Mwanake Wants to Get Rid of Plastic and Glass Waste in Kenya

The activist founded a company that turns waste into tiles for building homes. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

'The bike saved me': cycling project for vulnerable people under threat

The Bristol Bike Project has been repairing abandoned or unwanted bicycles for vulnerable people for 10 years – but now faces an uncertain future Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
3 weeks ago

Refugees and Local Farmers Work Together to Improve Life in Settlements in Uganda

Refugees build their own houses and use their gardens to grow food to supplement their rations. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 weeks ago

7 Caribbean Countries Are Banning Single-Use Plastic Starting Jan. 1

Slowly but surely, more and more cities, states, and countries are enacting bans on single-use plastic and polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) all around the world. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

Penny Brohn UK

The charity offers support and guidance to anyone undergoing, about to start or recovering from cancer treatment. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Big Book Club

Lee said: “The Big Book Club is an opportunity to get away from screens, get away from division in society and, most importantly, get into a good book.“ Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Low-Income Countries Now Have Access to Affordable Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drug

Trastuzumab is an essential medicine for about 20% of breast cancers.
Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
2 weeks ago

This London Road Is Set to Become the UK’s First Zero-Emission Street

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned for 18 months on the street in a bid to improve air quality. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
2 weeks ago

Water wars: early warning tool uses climate data to predict conflict hotspots

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 weeks ago

New App Helps LGBTQ+ Brazilians Navigate Safe Spaces as Murders Skyrocket

The app aims to help address anti-LGBTQ violence in Brazil. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Stem cell donor

“I honestly couldn’t believe it. I had always hoped one day I might be told I was a match for someone who needed help”. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

Gladys Goba explains how community outreach events help destigmatize sexual and reproductive health. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
3 weeks ago

Environmentalist Hope Mwanake Wants to Get Rid of Plastic and Glass Waste in Kenya

The activist founded a company that turns waste into tiles for building homes. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

'The bike saved me': cycling project for vulnerable people under threat

The Bristol Bike Project has been repairing abandoned or unwanted bicycles for vulnerable people for 10 years – but now faces an uncertain future Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
3 weeks ago

Refugees and Local Farmers Work Together to Improve Life in Settlements in Uganda

Refugees build their own houses and use their gardens to grow food to supplement their rations. Continue Reading

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Comment
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Climate action
3 weeks ago

7 Caribbean Countries Are Banning Single-Use Plastic Starting Jan. 1

Slowly but surely, more and more cities, states, and countries are enacting bans on single-use plastic and polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) all around the world. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

Penny Brohn UK

The charity offers support and guidance to anyone undergoing, about to start or recovering from cancer treatment. Continue Reading

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