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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
2 months ago

19-Year-Old on Climate Crisis: "The Time Is NOW"

19-Year-Old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Isn't Waiting For Permission to Solve the Climate Crisis: "The Time Is NOW" Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
3 months ago

Wales Gets Its First Permanent Electric Bus

The bus sets off on its route around Newport this week. Continue Reading

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Quality education
3 months ago

This Advocate Is Empowering Youth Across Kenya's Slums

Kennedy Odede’s SHOFCO Urban Network is training the country’s future leaders. Continue Reading

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3 months ago

UK Is Helping Hundreds of Thousands of Zimbabweans

Without support, more than 5.5 million people in Zimbabwe won’t have access to enough food by 2020. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
3 months ago

Young Activists Want World Leaders to Do These 3 Things

More than 150 activists from 30 countries are honoring International Youth Day. Continue Reading

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Quality education
4 months ago

Bus-Turned-Classroom Helping Migrant Children

Yes We Can gives students the opportunity to continue their education while waiting for asylum. Continue Reading

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Climate action
4 months ago

Company Wants to Feed 9B With Food Made From Air

The goal is to fight climate change in the process. Continue Reading

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Quality education
4 months ago

Vending Machines Offer Free Books to Children

The machines provide age-appropriate books in neighborhoods where resources are limited.
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Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Global Initiative Has Eliminated 99.9% of Polio

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has vaccinated more than 2.5 billion children. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
4 months ago

Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award

“I live near the seashore and have become increasingly aware of plastic pollution in the oceans.” Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
4 months ago

First Nation buys 5% stake in $2.5 billion clean-energy projects

B.C.'s Tahltan Nation bought five percent of three run-of-river hydro-electric projects. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

Volunteers preserve Buckinghamshire nature

Led by the Chiltern Rangers, a non-profit organisation, a group of volunteers are helping to preserve their natural surroundings and make sure everyone can benefit from being outdoors.
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Climate action
2 months ago

19-Year-Old on Climate Crisis: "The Time Is NOW"

19-Year-Old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Isn't Waiting For Permission to Solve the Climate Crisis: "The Time Is NOW" Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
3 months ago

Wales Gets Its First Permanent Electric Bus

The bus sets off on its route around Newport this week. Continue Reading

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Quality education
3 months ago

This Advocate Is Empowering Youth Across Kenya's Slums

Kennedy Odede’s SHOFCO Urban Network is training the country’s future leaders. Continue Reading

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Share
3 months ago

UK Is Helping Hundreds of Thousands of Zimbabweans

Without support, more than 5.5 million people in Zimbabwe won’t have access to enough food by 2020. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Reduced inequalities
3 months ago

Young Activists Want World Leaders to Do These 3 Things

More than 150 activists from 30 countries are honoring International Youth Day. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Quality education
4 months ago

Bus-Turned-Classroom Helping Migrant Children

Yes We Can gives students the opportunity to continue their education while waiting for asylum. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Climate action
4 months ago

Company Wants to Feed 9B With Food Made From Air

The goal is to fight climate change in the process. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Quality education
4 months ago

Vending Machines Offer Free Books to Children

The machines provide age-appropriate books in neighborhoods where resources are limited.
Continue Reading

1
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Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Global Initiative Has Eliminated 99.9% of Polio

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has vaccinated more than 2.5 billion children. Continue Reading

0
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Clean water and sanitation
4 months ago

Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award

“I live near the seashore and have become increasingly aware of plastic pollution in the oceans.” Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
4 months ago

First Nation buys 5% stake in $2.5 billion clean-energy projects

B.C.'s Tahltan Nation bought five percent of three run-of-river hydro-electric projects. Continue Reading

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