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

10 October, 2020

Happy World Food Day!

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World Food Day is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, and especially the most vulnerable, to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver affordable and sustainable healthy diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers.

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT launches Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism on anniversary of her murder

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To commemorate the third anniversary of the assassination of the Maltese investigative journalist, the prize will reward journalism reflecting EU principles and values.

Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19 (UNESCAP PRESS RELEASE)

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About half of the region’s population has no social protection coverage, according to the publication The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific, jointly produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

World Energy Outlook 2020

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The World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach. The usual long-term modelling horizons are kept but the focus for the World Energy Outlook 2020 is firmly on the next 10 years, exploring in detail the impacts of the Covid

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 13 October

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This year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is all about governance. You can measure good disaster risk governance in lives saved, reduced numbers of disaster-affected people and reduced economic losses. COVID-19 and the climate emergency are telling us that we need clear vision, plans and competent, empowered institutions acting on scientific evidence for the public good.

"We must move on from neoliberalism in the post-COVID era" World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman

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COVID-19 has shaken the world in ways not seen since the world wars, affecting all aspects of human life. For the sustainable development of the planet, it's vital our recovery prioritizes new, greener ways to do business. The 'Great Reset' offers an opportunity to re-evaluate sacred cows of the pre-pandemic system but also defend long-held values.

CITI BANK EDUCATION CHALLENGE

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Worldwide, it is estimated that 250 million children are failing to acquire basic literacy skills. The Citi e for education initiative is working to change that.

International Day of the Girl 2020:"My voice, our equal future."

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Twenty-five years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China, for the Fourth World Conference on Women, determined to recognize women's rights as human rights. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: the most comprehensive policy agenda for gender equality.

Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide

Social Protection: A Right for All, or a Privilege for a Few? (15TH OCTOBER)

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This Regional Conversation, held in partnership with the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, aims to discuss the need for broadening social protection, drawing from the perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders, such as Ministers from member States, nominated government representatives for the 6th session of the Committee on Social Development, academia and civil society.

Imaginable Futures and UNICEF Launches New Podcast: Learning to Overcome

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Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and UNICEF today launched a three-part podcast series, Learning to Overcome, that feature discussions with educators, innovators and entrepreneurs on strategies for ensuring equitable access to quality remote learning and supporting students’ well-being through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

EU climate law: MEPs want to increase 2030 emissions reduction target to 60%

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All member states of the EUmust become climate neutral by 2050, says Parliament in a vote on the EU climate law, calling for ambitious 2030 and 2040 emissions reduction targets.

Aava Murto's speech on Girls Takeover day, 7 October

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In the Takeover Summit organized in Finland where young women and girls "take over" the power to celebrate UN’s International Day of the Girl, young activist Aava Murto was for one day the Prime Minister.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin will let 16-year-old Aava Murto take her place for the day

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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin participated in the Girls Takeover event organised by Plan International on 7 October. For one day, the Prime Minister’s seat will be occupied by 16-year-old Aava Murto. In the Girls Takeover, which is part of the celebration of the UN’s International Day of the Girl, girls around the world step into the shoes of leaders in different sectors of society.

European Commission to issue EU SURE bonds of up to €100 billion as social bonds (Press Release)

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European Commission announces that it will issue its forthcoming EU SURE bonds of up to €100 billion as social bonds. To that end, the Commission has adopted an independently evaluated Social Bond Framework. This Framework is meant to provide investors in these bonds with confidence that the funds mobilised will serve a truly social objective.

Ending violence against children while addressing the global climate crisis

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The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and World Vision International partnered on the research paper “Ending violence against children while addressing the global climate crisis”, aimed at increasing awareness and attention to addressing these two issues together

Building Forward Report: Creating a more equitable, gender-just, inclusive and sustainable world (CARE REPORT)

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The report recommends that all actors must prioritise gender equity throughout their strategies for economic and financial recovery, climate policies and humanitarian response. This means including women and girls in decision-making at all levels, shifting focus towards policies and measures that prioritise women and girls and strengthen gender equity, and engaging in organisational culture change

Volunteering and the Digital World – Extending the Power of Volunteering through New Technologies (7th october)

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As technology evolves it is being harnessed to give greater access to volunteer involvement and enhance how volunteers carry out their roles. Going to the computer or phone to find out how to connect to volunteering opportunities is the norm, virtual volunteering is a growing trend

MacArthur Fellows 2020

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The prestigious Fellowships for 2020 have been announced.

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