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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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Life on land
1 month ago

City of trees

The project have included tree planting sessions, clearing paths, sowing wildflowers and making the woodlands a nicer place for both people and wildlife. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Nepal's Next Census to Count LGBTQ People for the First Time

The move was hailed as a step forward. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
2 months ago

These Global Citizens Are Bringing Clean Water and Sanitation to Rural India

These community toilets are self-sustainable and provide clean sanitation and drinking water. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

2 Billion Mosquito Nets Have Officially Been Delivered Worldwide to Fight Malaria

“Insecticide-treated nets are one of the most effective tools in the fight against malaria.”
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Climate action
2 months ago

Girlfriend Collective Releases "The Wash Bag" to Keep Microfibers Out of Oceans

The Wash Bag is made from monofilament similar to fishing line, so the bag itself will not shed in the washing machine, and it won't let any microfibers escape- instead, it will only let soap and water in and out. Continue Reading

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Quality education
2 months ago

Big Book Club

“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 months ago

NHS lung cancer screening 'could save 5,000 lives a year'

Experts call for introduction of CT scans for people at risk due to smoking or family history Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 months ago

Women Rise Up to Nurture Climate Scientists in Africa

A new program is training African climate scientists to be leaders in their field. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Queen’s Brian May Embarks on ‘Veganuary’ to Protect Animals and the Planet

Veganuary is a growing New Year’s resolution. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

Policies that ban afros, braids, twists, and locks are now illegal. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

The First-Ever Female Pakistani UN Peacekeeping Team Just Won a Medal

They are supporting initiatives in the DRC from trauma support to vocational training. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

City of trees

The project have included tree planting sessions, clearing paths, sowing wildflowers and making the woodlands a nicer place for both people and wildlife. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Nepal's Next Census to Count LGBTQ People for the First Time

The move was hailed as a step forward. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
2 months ago

These Global Citizens Are Bringing Clean Water and Sanitation to Rural India

These community toilets are self-sustainable and provide clean sanitation and drinking water. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

2 Billion Mosquito Nets Have Officially Been Delivered Worldwide to Fight Malaria

“Insecticide-treated nets are one of the most effective tools in the fight against malaria.”
Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Girlfriend Collective Releases "The Wash Bag" to Keep Microfibers Out of Oceans

The Wash Bag is made from monofilament similar to fishing line, so the bag itself will not shed in the washing machine, and it won't let any microfibers escape- instead, it will only let soap and water in and out. Continue Reading

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Quality education
2 months ago

Big Book Club

“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 months ago

NHS lung cancer screening 'could save 5,000 lives a year'

Experts call for introduction of CT scans for people at risk due to smoking or family history Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Gender equality
2 months ago

Women Rise Up to Nurture Climate Scientists in Africa

A new program is training African climate scientists to be leaders in their field. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Queen’s Brian May Embarks on ‘Veganuary’ to Protect Animals and the Planet

Veganuary is a growing New Year’s resolution. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

California Officially Bans Hair Discrimination

Policies that ban afros, braids, twists, and locks are now illegal. Continue Reading

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