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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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Quality education
5 months ago

Trailblazing school for trans people

At 15, bigotry drove Viviana Gonzalez from school. Decades on, a dedicated school in Buenos Aires is putting wrong to Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
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A safer trip to school

Tactical Urbanism Makes Kids’ School Trips Safer in Africa Continue Reading

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Climate action
5 months ago

Fuelling the green economy

Eco-business, Proper Oils, collects used cooking oil and recycles it into biodiesel. Continue Reading

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Climate action
5 months ago

Plastic Pollution Solution?

New system in Kwinana, Australia captures debris - keeping the environment safe and protected from contamination. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
5 months ago

All along the cafe

A huge portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix will be auctioned off to raise money for a social enterprise project in Perth. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
5 months ago

Forward-thinking fashion

Project_Sweat, a social enterprise that empowers women in the fashion supply chain, as well as reducing plastic bag use. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

Connecting Routes

Daisy Jacobs is co-founder of Routes social enterprise. It pairs early to mid-career women in London with refugee and asylum-seeking women, for a four-month mentoring programme. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

All the ingredients for progress

Well Kneaded, is a social enterprise, bringing pizza and transformation to young folk from marginalised inner-city communities through employment, encouragement and training. Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
6 months ago

Kids ban bottles

Students in West Tilbury create successful campaign to get all plastic bottles banned from town. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

Suffolk Coffee Club

Coffee club launched by learners in Bury St Edmunds still going strong Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Care hubs for ageing society in China

The Chinese government has embarked on a massive expansion of care provision. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
5 months ago

Kit to treat babies with jaundice goes on trial

Jaundice affects 60% of babies. Left untreated it can be life-threatening. But treatment has always been difficult to access in rural Peru Continue Reading

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Quality education
5 months ago

Trailblazing school for trans people

At 15, bigotry drove Viviana Gonzalez from school. Decades on, a dedicated school in Buenos Aires is putting wrong to Continue Reading

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Sustainable cities and communities
5 months ago

A safer trip to school

Tactical Urbanism Makes Kids’ School Trips Safer in Africa Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Climate action
5 months ago

Fuelling the green economy

Eco-business, Proper Oils, collects used cooking oil and recycles it into biodiesel. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
5 months ago

Plastic Pollution Solution?

New system in Kwinana, Australia captures debris - keeping the environment safe and protected from contamination. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
5 months ago

All along the cafe

A huge portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix will be auctioned off to raise money for a social enterprise project in Perth. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
5 months ago

Forward-thinking fashion

Project_Sweat, a social enterprise that empowers women in the fashion supply chain, as well as reducing plastic bag use. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

Connecting Routes

Daisy Jacobs is co-founder of Routes social enterprise. It pairs early to mid-career women in London with refugee and asylum-seeking women, for a four-month mentoring programme. Continue Reading

1
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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

All the ingredients for progress

Well Kneaded, is a social enterprise, bringing pizza and transformation to young folk from marginalised inner-city communities through employment, encouragement and training. Continue Reading

1
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Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
6 months ago

Kids ban bottles

Students in West Tilbury create successful campaign to get all plastic bottles banned from town. Continue Reading

1
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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

Suffolk Coffee Club

Coffee club launched by learners in Bury St Edmunds still going strong Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Care hubs for ageing society in China

The Chinese government has embarked on a massive expansion of care provision. Continue Reading

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