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

Governments’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

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20 October 2021 - The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

FIRST-EVER WINNERS OF PRINCE WILLIAM’S EARTHSHOT PRIZE ANNOUNCED

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The Earthshot Prize tonight revealed the first-ever five Prize Winners of the most prestigious environment awards in history at a glittering ceremony held at London’s Alexandra Palace. Each of these five Winners will receive £1million prize money and a global network of professional and technical support to scale their remarkable environmental solutions to repair our planet.

Alexei Navalny wins 2021 Sakharov Prize

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Awarded for the first time in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is the highest tribute paid by the European Union to human rights work. It gives recognition to individuals, groups and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to protecting freedom of thought.

Commission presents first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life

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The European Commission is presenting the first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life. With antisemitism worryingly on the rise, in Europe and beyond, the Strategy sets out a series of measures articulated around three pillars: to prevent all forms of antisemitism; to protect and foster Jewish life; and to promote research, education and Holocaust remembrance

Human Rights Due Diligence Training Guide and Tool released

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The Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) project, an EU-UNDP joint action, launched the Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) Training Facilitation Guide and Human Rights Self-Assessment Training Tool to help businesses prevent, mitigate, and account for potential human rights abuses in their operations and supply chains.

Letter from CEOs to Heads of State

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Global businesses call for governments to deliver a meaningful and actionable Global Biodiversity Framework. 11 October 2021. The Guardian reports "World leaders must do more to prevent the destruction of nature, business leaders have warned before a summit in China that aims to draw up a draft UN agreement for biodiversity"

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME: 'SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT (S4D): PLAN, ACT, GROW'

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Pro Sport Development in collaboration with UNESCO New Delhi and PRIA International Academy for the 6-week online course “Sport for Development: Plan, Act, Grow”. Scholarship available.

19th World Day Against the Death Penalty – Women and the death penalty, an invisible reality

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Observed every 10 October, the World Day Against the Death Penalty unifies the global abolitionist movement and mobilizes civil society, political leaders, lawyers, public opinion and more to support the call for universal abolition of capital punishment. The day encourages and consolidates the political and general awareness of the world-wide movement against the death penalty.

PRATHAM CEO DR. RUKMINI BANERJI AWARDED THE 2021 YIDAN PRIZE FOR EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

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Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development – the world’s highest education accolade – for her work in improving learning outcomes.

OECD Ministerial Council Statement and Outcomes

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06/10/2021 - OECD Ministers have issued a joint statement at the conclusion of this week’s Council meeting at Ministerial level. Under the chairmanship of the United States, with Korea and Luxembourg as vice-chairs, Members met for discussions around the theme "Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”.

Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021

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Join the world’s leading changemakers at the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021.

IDA Youth Committee – Exciting developments

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News from the International Disability Alliance's Youth Committee. The Youth Committee members would like to engage as many youth with disabilities as possible in the Summit and would also like to collaborate with other mainstream youth organizations towards the inclusive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil’s indigenous rights & the future of land stewardship (ASHOKA LIVES)

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Join this program on October 15 to hear from Ashoka Fellows and a Young Changemaker as they reflect in real-time about the impact of this pending ruling on indigenous rights, sustainable land stewardship, and democracy writ-large.

The Ecological Threat Report 2021

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The Ecological Threat Report analyses risk from population growth, water stress, food insecurity, droughts, floods, cyclones, rising temperatures and sea levels. Over the next 30 years, the report finds that 141 countries are exposed to at least one ecological threat by 2050. The report is published by About IEP is an international and independent think tank

From ODI: China in the multilateral development banks: evolving strategies of a new power Research reports ~ Written byChris Humphrey, Yunnan Chen

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In recent years, China has become one of the largest providers of development finance in the world. While much has been written on its bilateral activities via state-directed official lending, less attention has been paid to the multilateral dimension of China’s outward development finance, as the country gradually shifts from being a borrower member of the MDBs to a non-borrower.

Launch of the Unified Volunteering Platform and Unified Conditions of Service

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is pleased to launch the new Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP) and Unified Conditions of Service (UCOS). These two key milestones of UNV’s ongoing digital transformation reflect the organization’s commitment to streamline the engagement of dedicated volunteer talent to effectively support UN partners in delivering on the 2030 agenda.

SportWorks TALKS: How is the outdoor sports industry supporting refugees?

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Join SportWorks as they host Marion Haerty and David Malcrida to learn how they are making outdoor sports more accessible to refugees.

GSG Global Impact Summit: Impact Solutions for People and the Planet

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The Global Impact Summit is the GSG’s annual convening of stakeholders from across the impact investment ecosystem.For the last five years this 3-day event has been the leading forum for the impact community to come together, exchange ideas, network, and co-create the future of impact investment.

Analysis: Which countries are historically responsible for climate change? (BY CARBON BRIEF)

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"In this article, Carbon Brief looks at national responsibility for historical CO2 emissions from 1850-2021, updating analysis published in 2019. For the first time, the analysis includes CO2 emissions from land use and forestry, in addition to those from fossil fuels, which significantly alters the top 10."

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