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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 below water
2 months ago

Brighton Dolphin Project

“We want to inspire our community to act now to collect data on marine mammals and unite to become a community of ocean champions.” Continue Reading

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No poverty
2 months ago

Majority of US States Want to Accept More Refugees

There are nearly 30 million refugees worldwide — the most ever recorded. Continue Reading

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Life on land
2 months ago

National Trust to plant 20 million trees in UK over next decade

Plan to cover area 1.5 times size of Manchester is part of goal to achieve net zero emissions Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
2 months ago

Cities From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country’s plastic waste problem – and their novel idea is catching on Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in Norway Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

Mexico City has joined a growing number of cities in banning single-use plastic bags. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

Big Book Club

Lee said: “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

Low-Income Countries Now Have Access to Affordable Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drug

Trastuzumab is an essential medicine for about 20% of breast cancers.
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Sustainable cities and communities
2 months ago

This London Road Is Set to Become the UK’s First Zero-Emission Street

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned for 18 months on the street in a bid to improve air quality. Continue Reading

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Clean water and sanitation
2 months ago

Water wars: early warning tool uses climate data to predict conflict hotspots

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence Continue Reading

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Gender equality
2 months ago

New App Helps LGBTQ+ Brazilians Navigate Safe Spaces as Murders Skyrocket

The app aims to help address anti-LGBTQ violence in Brazil. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Ateker tribe often slips through the cracks of health systems due to their nomadic lifestyle. Continue Reading

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Life below water
2 months ago

Brighton Dolphin Project

“We want to inspire our community to act now to collect data on marine mammals and unite to become a community of ocean champions.” Continue Reading

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No poverty
2 months ago

Majority of US States Want to Accept More Refugees

There are nearly 30 million refugees worldwide — the most ever recorded. Continue Reading

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Life on land
2 months ago

National Trust to plant 20 million trees in UK over next decade

Plan to cover area 1.5 times size of Manchester is part of goal to achieve net zero emissions Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
2 months ago

Cities From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country’s plastic waste problem – and their novel idea is catching on Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in Norway Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

Mexico City has joined a growing number of cities in banning single-use plastic bags. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 months ago

Big Book Club

Lee said: “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

Low-Income Countries Now Have Access to Affordable Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drug

Trastuzumab is an essential medicine for about 20% of breast cancers.
Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
2 months ago

This London Road Is Set to Become the UK’s First Zero-Emission Street

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned for 18 months on the street in a bid to improve air quality. Continue Reading

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Share
Clean water and sanitation
2 months ago

Water wars: early warning tool uses climate data to predict conflict hotspots

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Gender equality
2 months ago

New App Helps LGBTQ+ Brazilians Navigate Safe Spaces as Murders Skyrocket

The app aims to help address anti-LGBTQ violence in Brazil. Continue Reading

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