What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

FIFTIETH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM Funafuti, Tuvalu 13 – 16 August 2019 FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ

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Fight against climate change at the center of the regional meeting of the heads of state of the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. The Communique was in jeopardy due to strong differences between Australia and the rest of the nations about how to fight climate change. Unfortunately Australia is not showing leadership on the this vital issue.

Op-ed by Vanuatu Foreign Minister on the importance of combating climate change( The Guardian)

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The Pacific Islands Forum recently concluded in Tuvalu, a small pacific island at risk of climate caused devastation. The Government of Australia was heavily criticized for lack of ambition in the fight against climate change. The next gathering of the Heads of State of the Pacific Islands Forum will happen in Vanuatu. Here some parts of the op-ed written by Ralph Regenvanu, FM of Vanuatu.

The disturbing reality of youth employment, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder,

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This is the speech delivered by ILO Director General, Guy Ryder at the Global Youth Empowerment Forum that was held in Abuja, Nigeria, 1-3 August

International Youth Day 12 August

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This year official theme is “Transforming education”

Mission: Possible The Green Climate Action Plan

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The Green Party of Canada has come up with an ambitious transition plan for oil and fossil workers towards a full renewable energies empowered economy. This could be a truly interesting model with some good ideas that could be picked up by other parties and governments all over the world.

Creating Opportunities for Youth with Disability

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Recent experiences with a wheelchair basketball camp provides opportunities for youth with disability to actively participate in sport their entire lives

PROMOTING YOUTH LEADERSHIP FOR GOOD: THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WAY

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The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is again offering a great opportunity for schools and youth focused NGOs to promote personal development, leadership and service among youth. The 2nd National Adult Volunteering Conference held on the 28th of July gathered youth and practitioners to talk about creating new pathways for positive youth engagement. For more info: http://doeianepal.org/

Asia-Pacific Climate Week Gears Up to Boost Climate Ambition

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To be held in Bangkok from 2 to 6 September 2019 the Asia-Pacific Climate Week is a great platform to build leadership on climate change. Registration is open

Children and armed conflict: Report of the Secretary-General

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Unfortunately more and more kids are victims of conflicts according to the latest report of the UN Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflicts

First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Annual General Assembly

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Representatives of Indigenous/Native will meet in July 23-25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB to discuss national priorities to advance the rights and well being of native Canadians ahead of federal elections in October 2019

UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality'.

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In the run up to the SDG SUMMIT, 24 - 25 September 2019, NEW YORK (High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the 74th Session of the General Assembly, ), the 7th session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) took place from9 July, to Monday, 15 July 2019, and at the ministerial forum from 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

Why does good government matter? By NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER Jacinda Ardern

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Jacinda Ardern gave yesterday a powerful speech in Melbourne on why governance is important and makes a strong case about investing against unequal societies...., tearing down the barriers that divides those who have and those who do not have....and she focuses on the importance of providing well being focused policies....and that's why she is asking what is prosperity.

Global Conference for Media Freedom

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he Global Conference for Media Freedom in 2019 will be the first of its kind. It will take place 10 to 11 July 2019 in London. UK and Canadian governments are co-hosting the Global Conference for Media Freedom. It is a major milestone in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office campaign to protect journalists doing their job, and to promote the benefits of a free media worldwide.

AUSTRALIA TO HOLD REFERENDUM ON CONSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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Today Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australia, promised to organize an Indigenous recognition referendum within three years that would be a game changer to officially recognize the role of indigenous Australians, a first step to address their historical grievances. The referendum will seek consensus to officially give a representation in the national politics for indigenous people

FROM WEF: Skills, not job titles, are the new metric for the labour market

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Skills are the new currency on the labour market. Skills indicate demand and supply at a more nuanced level than occupations, whose required expertise and skills are changing increasingly quickly, and degrees, which are often already outdated by the time they are obtained.

Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review.

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Today the Commission has published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the theme of sustainability.

Experiencing Empathy

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My basketball injuries have helped me to have a bit more understanding of what it might be like to live with a disability

DOING SPORT AND PROMOTING SELF LEADERSHIP

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The recently concluded Nepal Basketball League has been a great success and a boost for National Sports but how can we leverage sports for the betterment of the society? Let's look at some ways we can do sports while promoting the right values and the personal development of the athletes. The Solo Basketball Academy run by former ENGAGE Sport Coaches Manish and Manoj Rajopadhyay show the way!!!

The Raptors are not the only Champs....

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Perhaps if you do not follow sports, you won't be aware that the Raptors were recently crowned NBA Champions. It is a first time that a non American team wins the title.The crowd of fans gathering to celebrate them was totally astonishing, 2 millions people in the streets of Toronto and they are THE CHAMPS TOO. It has been a real team victory thanks also to DeMar DeRozan and all the bench...

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