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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

Australia Just Committed $90 Million to Help ‘Close the Gap’ For Indigenous Australians

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is at least 10 years.
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Life on land
1 month ago

Renewal Trust allotments

“St Ann’s is more than just an allotment site, it’s also an important green space, community resource, visitor destination, habitat for rare plants and wildlife and a living piece of social heritage and history – just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre.” Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

Virtual Checkups Are Helping People in Rural Bangladesh Access Health Care

Amid a shortage of 60,000 physicians, technology can help fill the gap.
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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world

In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UK. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
2 months ago

Nightsafe

NIGHTLIFE as a student can be daunting.
There’s the desire to fit in with new friends, an unfamiliar city to navigate and the panic of where to turn if you feel overwhelmed or lost. But a group of student volunteers in York are aiming to help anyone in difficulty while on a night out in the city with the NightSafe Project. Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Air bubble barrier traps plastic waste in Amsterdam's canals

Invention to block waste, but not boats or wildlife, arrives in Dutch city’s famous waterways. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

World Leaders Raise $2.6 Billion in Final Push to Eradicate Polio Once and for All

“As long as polio virus still exists in any part of the world, all children are at risk.” Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 months ago

Young Kurdish feminists make me hopeful for the future of the region

A conference on sexual violence in Iraqi Kurdistan has given women an overdue opportunity to voice their experiences. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
2 months ago

Ponix Is Bringing Local Produce to Food Deserts With Hydroponic Technology

“We believe everybody should have access to fresh food,” Michael Choi, CEO of Ponix Farms. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
2 months ago

Middleport Matters

For decades the town of Middleport, in Stoke on Trent, has been neglected. But Amelia Bilson is determined to change Middleport’s outlook and provide a brighter future for those who live there. Continue Reading

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Quality education
2 months ago

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Country will become first to make study of global heating and human influence on natural resources compulsory in state schools. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
1 month ago

World Leaders Recommit to Transform the World for Girls and Women by 2030 at Nairobi Summit

Over 1,200 announcements and commitments will address maternal deaths, family planning, and more. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Australia Just Committed $90 Million to Help ‘Close the Gap’ For Indigenous Australians

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is at least 10 years.
Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

Renewal Trust allotments

“St Ann’s is more than just an allotment site, it’s also an important green space, community resource, visitor destination, habitat for rare plants and wildlife and a living piece of social heritage and history – just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre.” Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

Virtual Checkups Are Helping People in Rural Bangladesh Access Health Care

Amid a shortage of 60,000 physicians, technology can help fill the gap.
Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world

In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UK. Continue Reading

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Comment
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Partnerships for the goals
2 months ago

Nightsafe

NIGHTLIFE as a student can be daunting.
There’s the desire to fit in with new friends, an unfamiliar city to navigate and the panic of where to turn if you feel overwhelmed or lost. But a group of student volunteers in York are aiming to help anyone in difficulty while on a night out in the city with the NightSafe Project. Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Air bubble barrier traps plastic waste in Amsterdam's canals

Invention to block waste, but not boats or wildlife, arrives in Dutch city’s famous waterways. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

World Leaders Raise $2.6 Billion in Final Push to Eradicate Polio Once and for All

“As long as polio virus still exists in any part of the world, all children are at risk.” Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 months ago

Young Kurdish feminists make me hopeful for the future of the region

A conference on sexual violence in Iraqi Kurdistan has given women an overdue opportunity to voice their experiences. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
2 months ago

Ponix Is Bringing Local Produce to Food Deserts With Hydroponic Technology

“We believe everybody should have access to fresh food,” Michael Choi, CEO of Ponix Farms. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
2 months ago

Middleport Matters

For decades the town of Middleport, in Stoke on Trent, has been neglected. But Amelia Bilson is determined to change Middleport’s outlook and provide a brighter future for those who live there. Continue Reading

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Quality education
2 months ago

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Country will become first to make study of global heating and human influence on natural resources compulsory in state schools. Continue Reading

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