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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
1 month ago

CFine: Community Kitchen

Former chef Neil Woodward started running free cookery classes, called Cooking on a Budget, after he noticed bags of pasta and rice being dumped outside the city’s CFine foodbank as people receiving emergency food parcels did not know what to do with them. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

This 11-Year-Old Extinction Rebellion Activist Is Driving Climate Action in South Africa

Othembele Dyantyi is already a force of nature. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Medaille Trust

The charity works across the UK with victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and their three safe houses in the North help men who have often endured forced labour, beatings, constant humiliation and degredation to rebuild their lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 month ago

'Lobsters and octopuses are back': the Kenyan women leading a reef revival

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenya’s south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 month ago

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

The helicopter is on stand by with a crew 24 hours a day, and can reach anyone in their community within 20 minutes. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

Wild seed collectors turn Indiana Jones in the search for resilient crops

More than 370 species were gathered during a six-year mission to widen the gene pool and ensure future food security. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

Activists want an end to discriminatory laws in the wake of economic turmoil. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

Parents Urge Climate Negotiators to Be ‘Real Heroes’ for World’s Children

Act courageously for your own children, parents' groups tell delegates at UN climate talks. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

WheelNess

WheelNess is a project led by the charity Cycling UK in the Inverness area of Scotland which helps people dealing with long term health conditions, social isolation, those on low incomes or anyone who needs a helping hand to start cycling. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

'It's a human right': the campaign for learning disabled people's love lives

Care staff are being encouraged to support people to develop intimate relationships and enrich their emotional lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 month ago

More than 16,000 cans and bottles found in four days on UK beaches

Charity says findings underline need for deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

CFine: Community Kitchen

Former chef Neil Woodward started running free cookery classes, called Cooking on a Budget, after he noticed bags of pasta and rice being dumped outside the city’s CFine foodbank as people receiving emergency food parcels did not know what to do with them. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

This 11-Year-Old Extinction Rebellion Activist Is Driving Climate Action in South Africa

Othembele Dyantyi is already a force of nature. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Medaille Trust

The charity works across the UK with victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and their three safe houses in the North help men who have often endured forced labour, beatings, constant humiliation and degredation to rebuild their lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 month ago

'Lobsters and octopuses are back': the Kenyan women leading a reef revival

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenya’s south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
1 month ago

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

The helicopter is on stand by with a crew 24 hours a day, and can reach anyone in their community within 20 minutes. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

Wild seed collectors turn Indiana Jones in the search for resilient crops

More than 370 species were gathered during a six-year mission to widen the gene pool and ensure future food security. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

Activists want an end to discriminatory laws in the wake of economic turmoil. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

Parents Urge Climate Negotiators to Be ‘Real Heroes’ for World’s Children

Act courageously for your own children, parents' groups tell delegates at UN climate talks. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

WheelNess

WheelNess is a project led by the charity Cycling UK in the Inverness area of Scotland which helps people dealing with long term health conditions, social isolation, those on low incomes or anyone who needs a helping hand to start cycling. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
1 month ago

'It's a human right': the campaign for learning disabled people's love lives

Care staff are being encouraged to support people to develop intimate relationships and enrich their emotional lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
1 month ago

More than 16,000 cans and bottles found in four days on UK beaches

Charity says findings underline need for deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles. Continue Reading

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