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

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YOUTH & LEADERS SUMMIT 2021 (SCIENCE PO)

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The 6th edition of the Youth & Leaders Summit will be dedicated to Wars and Peace: Solving Conflicts, Building Human Security and will be held online over three days on 18-19-20 January 2021. #YLSummitPSIA

Guardian Angels, Gut Punches, and a Time for Healing

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Wednesday, January 6 in the US will live in infamy. For me it was a day to become a better person.

Step up climate change adaptation or face serious human and economic damage – UN report

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The 2020 Adaptation Gap Report launched by UNEP "finds that such action is lagging far behind. It finds that while nations have advanced in planning and implementation, huge gaps remain, particularly in finance for developing countries and bringing adaptation projects to the stage where they bring real reductions in climate risks."

CHILD'S BEST INTEREST FIRST: IMPORTANT RULING IN THE EU

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The member states of the EU must consider the best interest of migrant minors before deciding upon their returns to their countries of origin. This is a remarkable ruling by the European Court of Justice, the EU highest court, safeguarding the rights of migrants and refugees children without parents.

Report: The future of sport and development

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This report summarises recommendations on reimagining the future of sport and development, including insights from our 2020 call for articles and webinar. As the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly affected sport, including the use of sport in development, it is opportune to question the role of sport in society. Should we be going back to business as usual OR is it time for sport to change?

Climate Adaptation Summit

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The Netherlands will host the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) Climate Adaptation Summit from 25-26 January 2021. Originally scheduled for 22 October 2020, the event will be held online due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

TONY BLAIR INSTITUTE TALKS

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The TBI Talks series returns this month, and we will be joined by leading thinkers in politics, academia, business, journalism and more to debate answers to the big policy issues of 2021 – from the economic and political reality of Brexit, to how to make the UK a global centre for tech innovation, to the increasingly frail state of the union and the promise of global leadership on climate change.

Democracy Pioneers from NESTA

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In December 2019, Nesta launched the Democracy Pioneers Award, to seek out projects and organisations reshaping and re-energising democracy in the UK. Here we share the programme's outcomes and learnings.

Remarks at Security Council Open Debate on “Challenges of Maintaining Peace and Security in Fragile Contexts” UN Secretary General

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"We know that prevention and peacebuilding save lives and are cost-effective, especially when strategies come together across the peace, development and humanitarian nexus in support of national priorities. But they also require national leadership, political commitment and financial support" shares António Guterres on the 6th of January.

STI in times of crisis and opportunity (OECD)

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, an intergovernmental body based in Paris, published its flagship Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook for 2021. "Science and technology offer the only exit strategy from COVID-19. They have played essential roles in providing a better understanding of the virus and its transmission"

Children cannot afford another year of school disruption (Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore)

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“The cost of closing schools – which at the peak of pandemic lockdowns affected 90 per cent of students worldwide and left more than a third of schoolchildren with no access to remote education – has been devastating.The number of out-of-school children is set to increase by 24 million, to a level we have not seen in years and have fought so hard to overcome", shares Fore.

UN Women and UNV launch new Young Women Leaders Initiative

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UN Women and UNV launch the new Young Women Leaders Initiative to create professional opportunities for leaders of tomorrow and further enhance diversity in UN Women. We invite 10 young women from the Global South to serve as UN Youth Volunteers at UN Women Headquarters in New York.

Singapore Perspectives 2021 "Reset" by The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)

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The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is holdin its annual flagship Singapore Perspectives (SP) conference, on 12, 14, 19 and 25 January 2021. The theme of SP2021 is “Reset”. The conference aims to bring together international thought leaders, academics, activists and community leaders with each other to consider the challenges presented by the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy (UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD)

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UNCTAD Secretary-General sets down roadmap for health, productivity, prosperity and fixing a fractured global economy scarred by the coronavirus pandemic ahead of its October 2021 quadrennial conference in Barbados.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2021 ( ESSAY BY Kenneth Roth Executive Director)

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World Report 2021, Human Rights Watch’s 31st annual review of human rights practices and trends around the globe, reviews developments in more than 100 countries.

The Value of Your Voice ( from Ashoka)

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Brazil's Ministry of Education has approved Everyone a Changemaker Learning materials that have been co-authored by Ashoka for up to 1.5 million high school students

ACT NOW: New nationwide back to school campaign promotes safe COVID-19 behavior for the 2021 school year in Cambodia

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Today the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), supported by UNICEF, launched a national back to school campaign to encourage Cambodian children to return to classrooms while practicing safe behavior to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the new school year starts, and with COVID-19 still a global challenge, this campaign will be crucial in making school environments as safe as possible.

The Rockefeller Foundation Recognizes Top 10 Visionaries Transforming the Future of Food Systems Across 8 Countries

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New York, January 7, 2021 – Ahead of the first-ever United Nations’ Food Systems Summit, the Food System Vision Prize announced its top 10 “Visionaries” who offer solutions to complex food system challenges across six categories: environment, diets, economics, culture, technology, and policy. These winners will each be awarded $200,000 in recognition of their bold ideas.

OCEAN WISE STUDY: SYNTHETIC FIBERS ARE INVADING THE ARCTIC

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Ocean Wise has produced the most comprehensive study to date on Arctic Ocean microplastics. And the results are troubling.

OCEAN WISE STUDY: SYNTHETIC FIBERS ARE INVADING THE ARCTIC

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Ocean Wise has produced the most comprehensive study to date on Arctic Ocean microplastics. And the results are troubling.

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