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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
6 months ago

18,000 Girls Rescued by Nepal’s ‘Mother Teresa’

Anuradha Koirala works to help exploited Nepali women and children sold into sex slavery. Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Activist Is Empowering Girls and Women in Kenya Through Education

Qabale Duba is the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award winner. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Hospital Boats Bring Free Health Care to Bangladesh's Remote Islands

Heavily impacted by climate change, residents are able to easily seek care with the new boat system. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Meet the Hero Who Travels by Bicycle to Collect Medicine for 2,000 People in Cape Town

“South Africans will always make a plan to help one another.” Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Giving access to books, one tuk-tuk ride at a time

South Africa doesn’t have a reading culture. These women are changing the story with mobile libraries that deliver books right to readers’ doorsteps. Continue Reading

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Life on land
6 months ago

California condor births mark soaring comeback after numbers dwindled to 22

The birds, whose population plummeted last century, have two new chicks: Nos 1,000 and 1,001 Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
6 months ago

Diversity Makes Countries Stronger in the Long Run, New Research Shows

New research reveals that countries adapt to diversity over time and grow as a result. Continue Reading

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Life on land
6 months ago

Bears and Wolves to Live Together Again in the UK

For the firs time in 1,000 years, the once-native animals will live together in a protected habitat near Bristol to spark debate on re-wilding. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

One Doctor Changes the Life of Thousands in Need.

Nosimphiwo Peni is the only source of health care for a community of 40,000 Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Braille Lego Blocks to Help Blind Children Learn

Lego is piloting a set of 250 blocks that together cover the entire braille alphabet to help children who are blind or have low vision learn how to read Continue Reading

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Gender equality
6 months ago

Wimbledon Ends Sexist Tradition of Announcing Female Player's Marital Status

Until now, women players were referred to as “Miss” or “Mrs” but men were not given a prefix. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
6 months ago

How 2,000 NHS Medics Have Trained Over 93,000 Health Workers Around the World

It’s been quietly running for eight years, and achieving huge levels of success. Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
6 months ago

18,000 Girls Rescued by Nepal’s ‘Mother Teresa’

Anuradha Koirala works to help exploited Nepali women and children sold into sex slavery. Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Activist Is Empowering Girls and Women in Kenya Through Education

Qabale Duba is the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award winner. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Hospital Boats Bring Free Health Care to Bangladesh's Remote Islands

Heavily impacted by climate change, residents are able to easily seek care with the new boat system. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

Meet the Hero Who Travels by Bicycle to Collect Medicine for 2,000 People in Cape Town

“South Africans will always make a plan to help one another.” Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Giving access to books, one tuk-tuk ride at a time

South Africa doesn’t have a reading culture. These women are changing the story with mobile libraries that deliver books right to readers’ doorsteps. Continue Reading

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Life on land
6 months ago

California condor births mark soaring comeback after numbers dwindled to 22

The birds, whose population plummeted last century, have two new chicks: Nos 1,000 and 1,001 Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
6 months ago

Diversity Makes Countries Stronger in the Long Run, New Research Shows

New research reveals that countries adapt to diversity over time and grow as a result. Continue Reading

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Life on land
6 months ago

Bears and Wolves to Live Together Again in the UK

For the firs time in 1,000 years, the once-native animals will live together in a protected habitat near Bristol to spark debate on re-wilding. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
6 months ago

One Doctor Changes the Life of Thousands in Need.

Nosimphiwo Peni is the only source of health care for a community of 40,000 Continue Reading

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Quality education
6 months ago

Braille Lego Blocks to Help Blind Children Learn

Lego is piloting a set of 250 blocks that together cover the entire braille alphabet to help children who are blind or have low vision learn how to read Continue Reading

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Gender equality
6 months ago

Wimbledon Ends Sexist Tradition of Announcing Female Player's Marital Status

Until now, women players were referred to as “Miss” or “Mrs” but men were not given a prefix. Continue Reading

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