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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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Gender equality
7 months ago

Women of Ireland Fund

New fund to help disadvantaged women hailed by Taoiseach Continue Reading

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Responsible consumption and production
7 months ago

Malaysia plastic pollution

When illegal factories sprang up around Jenjarom in Malaysia, choking the town with toxic fumes and tonnes of plastic waste from Western countries, a group of villagers decided to fight back Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
7 months ago

Brick by brick

Teen builds his own prosthetic arm Continue Reading

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Affordable and clean energy
7 months ago

Mini-grids, maximum impact

How solar mini-grids can bring cheap, green electricity to rural Africa Continue Reading

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Quality education
7 months ago

'WorldClass' education

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 million girls and women, in India, by 2030
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Sustainable cities and communities
7 months ago

The sky's the limit

Architects design UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
7 months ago

'I hope Kanye samples it'

Learning-disabled people at the Daylight centre are exploring their creativity by releasing their own songs Continue Reading

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Climate action
7 months ago

Paws on Plastic

A growing and worldwide network of dog owners doing their bit to look after the environment. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Smiles all round!

£1m investment to transform former school into inclusive dental centre Continue Reading

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Climate action
9 months ago

Happy when it rains

“I’m proud to have brought the rain back”: reforestation revives Cambodian mountains Continue Reading

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Quality education
10 months ago

Come and play...

LEGO Foundation gives Sesame Workshop $100 million to help refugee kids. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
7 months ago

Bootstrap Bootcamp

Meet the Hackney charity turning out the next generation of social entrepreneurs – for free Continue Reading

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Gender equality
7 months ago

Women of Ireland Fund

New fund to help disadvantaged women hailed by Taoiseach Continue Reading

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Comment
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Responsible consumption and production
7 months ago

Malaysia plastic pollution

When illegal factories sprang up around Jenjarom in Malaysia, choking the town with toxic fumes and tonnes of plastic waste from Western countries, a group of villagers decided to fight back Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
7 months ago

Brick by brick

Teen builds his own prosthetic arm Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Affordable and clean energy
7 months ago

Mini-grids, maximum impact

How solar mini-grids can bring cheap, green electricity to rural Africa Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Quality education
7 months ago

'WorldClass' education

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 million girls and women, in India, by 2030
Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Sustainable cities and communities
7 months ago

The sky's the limit

Architects design UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
7 months ago

'I hope Kanye samples it'

Learning-disabled people at the Daylight centre are exploring their creativity by releasing their own songs Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
7 months ago

Paws on Plastic

A growing and worldwide network of dog owners doing their bit to look after the environment. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
8 months ago

Smiles all round!

£1m investment to transform former school into inclusive dental centre Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
9 months ago

Happy when it rains

“I’m proud to have brought the rain back”: reforestation revives Cambodian mountains Continue Reading

0
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Comment
Share
Quality education
10 months ago

Come and play...

LEGO Foundation gives Sesame Workshop $100 million to help refugee kids. Continue Reading

2
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Comment
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