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

COP 28: Challenge Launched at COP28 to Harness Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action in Developing Countries

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UN Climate Change News, 9 December 2023 – The UN Climate Change Technology Executive Committee (TEC), together with Enterprise Neurosystem, a non-profit open-source artificial intelligence (AI) community, has launched the AI Innovation Grand Challenge to identify and support the development of AI-powered solutions for climate action in developing countries.

OECD: Decline in educational performance only partly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic

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05/11/2023 - The eighth round of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022, originally scheduled for 2021 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, makes it the first large-scale study with data on how the pandemic has affected student performance and well-being.

ICRC Blog: Responding to climate risks in conflict settings: in search of solutions

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mins read Piece written by Catherine-Lune Grayson Head of Policy, ICRC and Amir Khouzam Policy Adviser, ICRC

Human Rights Day 2023

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the High-Level Event, 11-12 December

WORLD BANK: World Bank Group Doubles Down on Financial Ambition to Drive Climate Action and Build Resilience

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DUBAI, December 1, 2023 – With an ambitious financing package announced at COP28, the World Bank Group is helping people in developing countries better withstand the devastation of climate change and create a better world for their children and grandchildren.

New partnership will focus on human rights defenders in the Asia Pacific region

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Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are partnering in the region to protect human rights defenders.

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December

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The UN Convention against Corruption at 20: Uniting the World against Corruption

HI's event: Always Included: Uninterrupted education for children with disabilities before, during, and after a crisis

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Humanity & Inclusion is pleased to invite you to the Global Webinar “Always Included - Uninterrupted education for children with disabilities before, during, and after a crisis”. 14 December 2023 at 3pm CET / 2pm GMT / 9am EST.

COP28: 100+ civil society organisations call on UNFCCC & State parties to centre shared prosperity and corporate justice in climate action

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Today, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, along with 101 organisations call on the UNFCC & State parties to centre shared prosperity and corporate justice in climate action. In an open letter addressed to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and State parties, these diverse signatories are urging a resounding call to action at COP28.

STIMSON CENTER: The Climate Crisis and Gender: Regional, National and Local Approaches

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December 14, 2023 10:00 - 11:15 AM US Eastern. The discussion will explore the actions needed to strengthen approaches and address the gendered dimensions and impact of climate insecurity

DemocracyNext: Bonn and Dresden Museum Directors Welcome Recommendations from Citizens’ Assemblies

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Two major German cultural institutions — Bundeskunsthalle (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany) in Bonn and Dresden’s Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design) — have welcomed new recommendations from Citizens’ Assemblies on ways to invigorate and enrich their programming for the sake of the communities they serve.

Leaders discuss best practices for gender-responsive policing at Copenhagen conference

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“Gender-based violence continues to be a pervasive threat to the safety and dignity of – first and foremost – women and girls all over the world, including in the Nordic countries.” Those are the words of Karen Ellemann, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, who on 4 December 2023 spoke at a high-level panel discussion hosted by UN Women.

Riskier Bets, Smaller Pockets: How National Oil Companies Are Spending Public Money Amid the Energy Transition

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Expecting a slow energy transition away from fossil fuels, national oil companies (NOCs) will likely invest USD 1.8 trillion in upstream oil and gas developments and expansions over the next 10 years.

IAVE: Join Second Ideathon with the Emirates Foundation!

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IAVE is delighted to announce the launch of our second Ideathon in collaboration with the Emirates Foundation, 4–6 March 2024!

IDS EVENT: Decolonising Humanitarian Action: A multiplicity of meanings, modes and methods

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The movement to decolonise humanitarian action is gaining critical momentum. 14 December 2023 14:30–16:00

ASHOKA: Leveraging AI for Justice

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Access to justice is a fundamental right that remains out of reach for far too many people. In Nigeria, 1 in 8 people experience legal challenges, but hiring a lawyer is a luxury few can afford. Dec 13, 2023 09:45 PM KATHMANDU TIME, 11 AM LIMA TIME, 17 PM LAGOS TIME


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About the fossils: The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate talks in 1999, in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum. During United Nations climate change negotiations (www.unfccc.int), members of the Climate Action Network (CAN), vote for countries judged to have done their ‘best’ to block progress in the negotiations in the last days of talks.

The Civic Education Virtual Collaboratory is taking place on 7 December!

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Join us on 7 December from 2:00 to 4:00 pm EST (UTC-5) for the Civic Education Virtual Collaboratory to explore 7 practices that lead to breakout change!

GREENPEACE: How Big Agriculture is borrowing Big Oil’s playbook at COP28

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Food systems are responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and they are rarely subjected to scrutiny. But food-related emissions are finally under the spotlight at the annual climate negotiations, to complement actions on the much-needed fossil fuel phase out. By Sophie Nodzenski