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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 month ago

Green Climate Fund to Step Up Support for Projects That Tackle 'Loss and Damage'

"Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of loss and damage is happening." Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Derian House

Derian House are based in Chorley, Lancs, and provide support and care for families with children and young people who have life-limiting conditions across the North West. Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 month ago

A South African Maths and Science Teacher Was Just Named Teacher of the Year

Khangelani Sibiya’s classes are a song and dance.
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1 month ago

Wilderness Project

The aim is for the young people in the group to develop skills like confidence, teamwork, problem solving and to work on emotional and personal issues with plenty of adult support. Continue Reading

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1 month ago

Sierra Leone ordered to revoke ban on pregnant schoolgirls

Regional court ruling hailed as ‘landmark moment for thousands of girls’ who will no longer be forced to miss lessons and exams Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

Forest communities are coming together to find ways to more effectively prevent deforestation. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 month ago

'Breathe With Me' Art Installation Reaches Millions to Inspire Action for the Global Goals

"Each breath keeps us all together, connected, sharing the same air." Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Blythe House Hospice

“I support them in a number of practical ways such as ironing, changing beds, shopping, cooking meals, along with being someone to talk to. It is a really satisfying and interesting role and I’d thoroughly recommend it.” Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

Jane Goodall On the Power of "Reaching People's Hearts" as Climate Activism

"Being angry and pointing fingers, you won’t get anywhere. You just have to reach people’s hearts. And the best way I know is to tell stories,". Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

UK Urged to Give Women Right to Know What Male Colleagues Earn

Lack of transparency over salaries means women struggle to know when they are being underpaid. Continue Reading

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No poverty
1 month ago

These Bognor Regis Fridge Makers Are Helping Save Lives All Over the World

From an English seaside town to Djibouti — a British invention is protecting children from disease. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
4 weeks ago

How UNFPA Supplies Is Working to Improve Women’s and Girls’ Reproductive Health

The UN estimates 230 million adolescent girls and women lack access to contraception.
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Climate action
1 month ago

Green Climate Fund to Step Up Support for Projects That Tackle 'Loss and Damage'

"Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of loss and damage is happening." Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Derian House

Derian House are based in Chorley, Lancs, and provide support and care for families with children and young people who have life-limiting conditions across the North West. Continue Reading

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Quality education
1 month ago

A South African Maths and Science Teacher Was Just Named Teacher of the Year

Khangelani Sibiya’s classes are a song and dance.
Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Wilderness Project

The aim is for the young people in the group to develop skills like confidence, teamwork, problem solving and to work on emotional and personal issues with plenty of adult support. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
1 month ago

Sierra Leone ordered to revoke ban on pregnant schoolgirls

Regional court ruling hailed as ‘landmark moment for thousands of girls’ who will no longer be forced to miss lessons and exams Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Life on land
1 month ago

Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

Forest communities are coming together to find ways to more effectively prevent deforestation. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Partnerships for the goals
1 month ago

'Breathe With Me' Art Installation Reaches Millions to Inspire Action for the Global Goals

"Each breath keeps us all together, connected, sharing the same air." Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Blythe House Hospice

“I support them in a number of practical ways such as ironing, changing beds, shopping, cooking meals, along with being someone to talk to. It is a really satisfying and interesting role and I’d thoroughly recommend it.” Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

Jane Goodall On the Power of "Reaching People's Hearts" as Climate Activism

"Being angry and pointing fingers, you won’t get anywhere. You just have to reach people’s hearts. And the best way I know is to tell stories,". Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

UK Urged to Give Women Right to Know What Male Colleagues Earn

Lack of transparency over salaries means women struggle to know when they are being underpaid. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
No poverty
1 month ago

These Bognor Regis Fridge Makers Are Helping Save Lives All Over the World

From an English seaside town to Djibouti — a British invention is protecting children from disease. Continue Reading

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