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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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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Nobel peace prize winners launch fund for wartime rape survivors

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad set $100m fundraising goal as they spearhead push to provide money, healthcare and education Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"

The Ocean Cleanup is working to remove debris from our globe's rivers before it can actually get to the ocean and harm underwater creatures. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

This Welsh Grandma Is Inspiring a Community to Knit 2,020 Jumpers for Refugee Children

Eileen Johnson, from Cardigan, wanted to do something worthwhile before she turned 80. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Fences that don't divide

Language, culture, food, money and loneliness are just a few, and for someone who has fled their home because of war or persecution, settling in the UK can feel an impossible task. Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

A small good action with a huge effect

Reducing the amount of plastic we use feels like it should be simple. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

A magic bus helping East London

The Mobile Youth Venue (MYV) is vital to the community in Waltham Forest, East London.
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Life on land
2 months 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
4 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
5 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
5 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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5 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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Zero hunger
2 months ago

These Zambians Are Promoting More Diverse Diets to Fight Malnutrition

They want to end the reign of maize. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Nobel peace prize winners launch fund for wartime rape survivors

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad set $100m fundraising goal as they spearhead push to provide money, healthcare and education Continue Reading

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Climate action
2 months ago

The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"

The Ocean Cleanup is working to remove debris from our globe's rivers before it can actually get to the ocean and harm underwater creatures. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

This Welsh Grandma Is Inspiring a Community to Knit 2,020 Jumpers for Refugee Children

Eileen Johnson, from Cardigan, wanted to do something worthwhile before she turned 80. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

Fences that don't divide

Language, culture, food, money and loneliness are just a few, and for someone who has fled their home because of war or persecution, settling in the UK can feel an impossible task. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Climate action
2 months ago

A small good action with a huge effect

Reducing the amount of plastic we use feels like it should be simple. Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Reduced inequalities
2 months ago

A magic bus helping East London

The Mobile Youth Venue (MYV) is vital to the community in Waltham Forest, East London.
Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Life on land
2 months 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.
Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Climate action
4 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

2
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Affordable and clean energy
5 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
5 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

0
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5 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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