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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

Wild seed collectors turn Indiana Jones in the search for resilient crops

More than 370 species were gathered during a six-year mission to widen the gene pool and ensure future food security. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 months ago

This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

Activists want an end to discriminatory laws in the wake of economic turmoil. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

Parents Urge Climate Negotiators to Be ‘Real Heroes’ for World’s Children

Act courageously for your own children, parents' groups tell delegates at UN climate talks. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

WheelNess

WheelNess is a project led by the charity Cycling UK in the Inverness area of Scotland which helps people dealing with long term health conditions, social isolation, those on low incomes or anyone who needs a helping hand to start cycling. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
4 months ago

'It's a human right': the campaign for learning disabled people's love lives

Care staff are being encouraged to support people to develop intimate relationships and enrich their emotional lives. Continue Reading

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Life below water
4 months ago

More than 16,000 cans and bottles found in four days on UK beaches

Charity says findings underline need for deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
4 months ago

World Leaders Recommit to Transform the World for Girls and Women by 2030 at Nairobi Summit

Over 1,200 announcements and commitments will address maternal deaths, family planning, and more. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Australia Just Committed $90 Million to Help ‘Close the Gap’ For Indigenous Australians

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is at least 10 years.
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Life on land
4 months ago

Renewal Trust allotments

“St Ann’s is more than just an allotment site, it’s also an important green space, community resource, visitor destination, habitat for rare plants and wildlife and a living piece of social heritage and history – just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre.” Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Virtual Checkups Are Helping People in Rural Bangladesh Access Health Care

Amid a shortage of 60,000 physicians, technology can help fill the gap.
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Reduced inequalities
4 months ago

The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world

In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UK. Continue Reading

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Partnerships for the goals
3 months ago

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

The helicopter is on stand by with a crew 24 hours a day, and can reach anyone in their community within 20 minutes. Continue Reading

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Life on land
3 months ago

Wild seed collectors turn Indiana Jones in the search for resilient crops

More than 370 species were gathered during a six-year mission to widen the gene pool and ensure future food security. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 months ago

This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

Activists want an end to discriminatory laws in the wake of economic turmoil. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 months ago

Parents Urge Climate Negotiators to Be ‘Real Heroes’ for World’s Children

Act courageously for your own children, parents' groups tell delegates at UN climate talks. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
3 months ago

WheelNess

WheelNess is a project led by the charity Cycling UK in the Inverness area of Scotland which helps people dealing with long term health conditions, social isolation, those on low incomes or anyone who needs a helping hand to start cycling. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
4 months ago

'It's a human right': the campaign for learning disabled people's love lives

Care staff are being encouraged to support people to develop intimate relationships and enrich their emotional lives. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Life below water
4 months ago

More than 16,000 cans and bottles found in four days on UK beaches

Charity says findings underline need for deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Gender equality
4 months ago

World Leaders Recommit to Transform the World for Girls and Women by 2030 at Nairobi Summit

Over 1,200 announcements and commitments will address maternal deaths, family planning, and more. Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Australia Just Committed $90 Million to Help ‘Close the Gap’ For Indigenous Australians

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is at least 10 years.
Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Life on land
4 months ago

Renewal Trust allotments

“St Ann’s is more than just an allotment site, it’s also an important green space, community resource, visitor destination, habitat for rare plants and wildlife and a living piece of social heritage and history – just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre.” Continue Reading

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Comment
Share
Good health and wellbeing
4 months ago

Virtual Checkups Are Helping People in Rural Bangladesh Access Health Care

Amid a shortage of 60,000 physicians, technology can help fill the gap.
Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Reduced inequalities
4 months ago

The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world

In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UK. Continue Reading

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