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

Extreme poverty on the rise – UN committee calls for Asia-Pacific countries to ensure economic recovery packages aligned with financing sustainable development

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Bangkok - 20 OcWith the COVID-19 pandemic having pushed some 89 million people in Asia and the Pacific back into extreme poverty in the last two years, countries need to reorient their sizeable economic stimulus towards a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future for all, delegates meeting at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) were told today.

Emissions Gap Report 2021

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The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

AUSTRALIA'S PLAN TO REACH OUR NET ZERO TARGET BY 2050

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The Morrison Government will act in a practical, responsible way to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 while preserving Australian jobs and generating new opportunities for industries and regional Australia.

Multilevel Emergency Governance: Enabling Adaptive and Agile Responses – Launch of the fourth Policy Brief of the Emergency Governance Initiative

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UCLG, Metropolis and LSE Cities just launched the fourth Policy Brief of their joint Emergency Governance Initiative. In this occasion, the focus is placed on multilevel governance and cooperation between different tiers of government during complex emergencies such as COVID-19, climate change and social crises.

UNECA Develops City-Level Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Development

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The UN Economic Commission for Africa has developed 107 city-level indicators to support local authorities and national statistical offices in monitoring and reporting progress on sustainable urban development. In late 2021, UNECA plans to launch a reference guide for producing the indicators.

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally

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Report by IRENA and ILO underscores the jobs potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just transition.

UK COP26 Presidency releases Climate Finance Delivery Plan, led by German State Secretary Flasbarth and Canada’s Minister Wilkinson ahead of COP26

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The #ClimateFinance Delivery Plan, released today by UK #COP26 Presidency and led by Canada and Germany on behalf of developed countries, provides a transparent picture of when and how developed countries will reach the USD$100 billion climate finance goal. Delivering on this goal builds confidence and trust that countries around the world will work collaboratively to address climate change.

The G20 Peoples' Climate Vote 2021 (A partnership with UN Development Programme and the University of Oxford)

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The actions that G20 governments take to tackle the climate crisis will be critical to the future of the planet. In the run-up to the G20 Summit in Rome, and ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Development Programme and the University of Oxford are publishing the G20 Peoples’ Climate Vote, a large G20 survey of public opinion on climate change.

Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: Another Year Another Record (WMO)

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"Geneva, 25 October 2021 (WMO) - The abundance of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere once again reached a new record last year, with the annual rate of increase above the 2011-2020 average. That trend has continued in 2021, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin."

Saudi Green Initiative Forum 23 October 2021

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Since the launch of Vision 2030 in 2016, the Kingdom has taken significant steps to scale up its climate action and environmental protection.

COP26: Are We Ready? EVENT FROM UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

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On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3) the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will organise the online panel discussion “COP26: Are We Ready?

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.

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