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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
3 weeks ago

Wag and Company

Chloe visits George at his home in Northumberland most weeks; she’s an invaluable source of company and friendship for George, and she also loves the ear scratches and tummy rubs he provides. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 weeks ago

A Man Who Freed 5,000 Yazidi Women Is Getting the Recognition He Deserves

Hussein Al Qaidi is set to receive the Mother Teresa Award. Continue Reading

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Climate action
4 weeks ago

‘Climate strike’ named 2019 word of the year by Collins Dictionary

Reflecting increasingly politicised language, this year’s contenders also included ‘rewilding’ and ‘hopepunk’. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
4 weeks ago

An Indigenous Ranger Just Won the Australian Geographic’s Conservationist of the Year Award

Albert Wiggan has worked to limit large-scale gas hubs in outback Australia. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 month ago

These Zambians Are Promoting More Diverse Diets to Fight Malnutrition

They want to end the reign of maize. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

Nobel peace prize winners launch fund for wartime rape survivors

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad set $100m fundraising goal as they spearhead push to provide money, healthcare and education Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"

The Ocean Cleanup is working to remove debris from our globe's rivers before it can actually get to the ocean and harm underwater creatures. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

This Welsh Grandma Is Inspiring a Community to Knit 2,020 Jumpers for Refugee Children

Eileen Johnson, from Cardigan, wanted to do something worthwhile before she turned 80. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

Fences that don't divide

Language, culture, food, money and loneliness are just a few, and for someone who has fled their home because of war or persecution, settling in the UK can feel an impossible task. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

A small good action with a huge effect

Reducing the amount of plastic we use feels like it should be simple. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

A magic bus helping East London

The Mobile Youth Venue (MYV) is vital to the community in Waltham Forest, East London.
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Climate action
3 weeks ago

Hundreds of YouTubers Just Planted 5.6 Million Trees to Fight the Climate Crisis

MrBeast, some of his fellow YouTuber friends, volunteers in Oregon, and the Arbor Day Foundation have been working together to make that reforestation happen. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

Wag and Company

Chloe visits George at his home in Northumberland most weeks; she’s an invaluable source of company and friendship for George, and she also loves the ear scratches and tummy rubs he provides. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 weeks ago

A Man Who Freed 5,000 Yazidi Women Is Getting the Recognition He Deserves

Hussein Al Qaidi is set to receive the Mother Teresa Award. Continue Reading

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Climate action
4 weeks ago

‘Climate strike’ named 2019 word of the year by Collins Dictionary

Reflecting increasingly politicised language, this year’s contenders also included ‘rewilding’ and ‘hopepunk’. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
4 weeks ago

An Indigenous Ranger Just Won the Australian Geographic’s Conservationist of the Year Award

Albert Wiggan has worked to limit large-scale gas hubs in outback Australia. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 month ago

These Zambians Are Promoting More Diverse Diets to Fight Malnutrition

They want to end the reign of maize. Continue Reading

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Comment
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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

Nobel peace prize winners launch fund for wartime rape survivors

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad set $100m fundraising goal as they spearhead push to provide money, healthcare and education Continue Reading

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Comment
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Climate action
1 month ago

The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"

The Ocean Cleanup is working to remove debris from our globe's rivers before it can actually get to the ocean and harm underwater creatures. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

This Welsh Grandma Is Inspiring a Community to Knit 2,020 Jumpers for Refugee Children

Eileen Johnson, from Cardigan, wanted to do something worthwhile before she turned 80. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

Fences that don't divide

Language, culture, food, money and loneliness are just a few, and for someone who has fled their home because of war or persecution, settling in the UK can feel an impossible task. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Climate action
1 month ago

A small good action with a huge effect

Reducing the amount of plastic we use feels like it should be simple. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

A magic bus helping East London

The Mobile Youth Venue (MYV) is vital to the community in Waltham Forest, East London.
Continue Reading

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