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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
8 months ago

People of Colour in play

A group of games industry insiders has launched a new initiative to tackle the problem of poor diversity in the UK video game development sector. Continue Reading

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Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

A working solution for refugees

Pranav Chopra created social enterprise, Nemi Teas, as a safe, welcoming and practical way to help refugees get back on their feet. Continue Reading

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No poverty
8 months ago

Clothes equal three meals for needy

Social enterprise Foodinate have partnered with Feed Apparel to provide three hot meals to people in need. Continue Reading

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Peace justice and strong institutions
8 months ago

One Man's Knife Amnesty

Farron Paul exchanges vouchers for knives in order to get the blades off the streets of London Continue Reading

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8 months ago

Innovative solution for those sleeping rough

Social enterprise using shipping containers and more to create new homes for rough sleepers. Continue Reading

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Climate action
8 months ago

Street artists fighting for the environment

A generation of digital artists encouraged to engage with grassroots campaigners. Continue Reading

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No poverty
8 months ago

The Warm Age Wood Company

Keeping social enterprise going gives a warm glow Continue Reading

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Climate action
8 months ago

Plastic boat raises pollution awareness

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue Reading

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Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago

Art Therapy

How museums are helping people explore their mental health Continue Reading

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Reduced inequalities
8 months ago

People of Colour in play

A group of games industry insiders has launched a new initiative to tackle the problem of poor diversity in the UK video game development sector. Continue Reading

1
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Decent work and economic growth
8 months ago

A working solution for refugees

Pranav Chopra created social enterprise, Nemi Teas, as a safe, welcoming and practical way to help refugees get back on their feet. Continue Reading

3
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No poverty
8 months ago

Clothes equal three meals for needy

Social enterprise Foodinate have partnered with Feed Apparel to provide three hot meals to people in need. Continue Reading

0
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Peace justice and strong institutions
8 months ago

One Man's Knife Amnesty

Farron Paul exchanges vouchers for knives in order to get the blades off the streets of London Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
8 months ago

Innovative solution for those sleeping rough

Social enterprise using shipping containers and more to create new homes for rough sleepers. Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
8 months ago

Street artists fighting for the environment

A generation of digital artists encouraged to engage with grassroots campaigners. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
No poverty
8 months ago

The Warm Age Wood Company

Keeping social enterprise going gives a warm glow Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Climate action
8 months ago

Plastic boat raises pollution awareness

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue Reading

1
Like
Comment
Share
Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
8 months ago

Bootstrap Bootcamp

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

0
Like
Comment
Share
Gender equality
8 months ago

Women of Ireland Fund

New fund to help disadvantaged women hailed by Taoiseach Continue Reading

0
Like
Comment
Share
Responsible consumption and production
8 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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