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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
3 months ago

Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

Forest communities are coming together to find ways to more effectively prevent deforestation. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
3 months ago

'Breathe With Me' Art Installation Reaches Millions to Inspire Action for the Global Goals

"Each breath keeps us all together, connected, sharing the same air." Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

Blythe House Hospice

“I support them in a number of practical ways such as ironing, changing beds, shopping, cooking meals, along with being someone to talk to. It is a really satisfying and interesting role and I’d thoroughly recommend it.” Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

Jane Goodall On the Power of "Reaching People's Hearts" as Climate Activism

"Being angry and pointing fingers, you won’t get anywhere. You just have to reach people’s hearts. And the best way I know is to tell stories,". Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 months ago

UK Urged to Give Women Right to Know What Male Colleagues Earn

Lack of transparency over salaries means women struggle to know when they are being underpaid. Continue Reading

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No poverty
3 months ago

These Bognor Regis Fridge Makers Are Helping Save Lives All Over the World

From an English seaside town to Djibouti — a British invention is protecting children from disease. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 months ago

This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

CFine: Community Kitchen

Former chef Neil Woodward started running free cookery classes, called Cooking on a Budget, after he noticed bags of pasta and rice being dumped outside the city’s CFine foodbank as people receiving emergency food parcels did not know what to do with them. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

This 11-Year-Old Extinction Rebellion Activist Is Driving Climate Action in South Africa

Othembele Dyantyi is already a force of nature. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

Medaille Trust

The charity works across the UK with victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and their three safe houses in the North help men who have often endured forced labour, beatings, constant humiliation and degredation to rebuild their lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
3 months ago

'Lobsters and octopuses are back': the Kenyan women leading a reef revival

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenya’s south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people. Continue Reading

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3 months ago

Sierra Leone ordered to revoke ban on pregnant schoolgirls

Regional court ruling hailed as ‘landmark moment for thousands of girls’ who will no longer be forced to miss lessons and exams Continue Reading

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Life on land
3 months ago

Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

Forest communities are coming together to find ways to more effectively prevent deforestation. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
3 months ago

'Breathe With Me' Art Installation Reaches Millions to Inspire Action for the Global Goals

"Each breath keeps us all together, connected, sharing the same air." Continue Reading

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Comment
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Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

Blythe House Hospice

“I support them in a number of practical ways such as ironing, changing beds, shopping, cooking meals, along with being someone to talk to. It is a really satisfying and interesting role and I’d thoroughly recommend it.” Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

Jane Goodall On the Power of "Reaching People's Hearts" as Climate Activism

"Being angry and pointing fingers, you won’t get anywhere. You just have to reach people’s hearts. And the best way I know is to tell stories,". Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 months ago

UK Urged to Give Women Right to Know What Male Colleagues Earn

Lack of transparency over salaries means women struggle to know when they are being underpaid. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
No poverty
3 months ago

These Bognor Regis Fridge Makers Are Helping Save Lives All Over the World

From an English seaside town to Djibouti — a British invention is protecting children from disease. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Gender equality
3 months ago

This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

CFine: Community Kitchen

Former chef Neil Woodward started running free cookery classes, called Cooking on a Budget, after he noticed bags of pasta and rice being dumped outside the city’s CFine foodbank as people receiving emergency food parcels did not know what to do with them. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

This 11-Year-Old Extinction Rebellion Activist Is Driving Climate Action in South Africa

Othembele Dyantyi is already a force of nature. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

Medaille Trust

The charity works across the UK with victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and their three safe houses in the North help men who have often endured forced labour, beatings, constant humiliation and degredation to rebuild their lives. Continue Reading

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Comment
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Life below water
3 months ago

'Lobsters and octopuses are back': the Kenyan women leading a reef revival

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenya’s south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people. Continue Reading

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