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

IIASA Flagship Report: Illuminating the path to sustainable wellbeing

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IIASA is proud to announce the launch of its Flagship Report, "Systems Analysis for Sustainable Wellbeing. 50 Years of IIASA Research, 40 Years After the Brundtland Commission, Contributing to the Post-2030 Global Agenda” on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at an official UN event in the framework of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly and the Sustainable Development Goals mid-term review.

Corporate Citizenship's webinars on Task Force Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

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Corporate Citizenship, part of SLR, will be hosting a series of webinars to help businesses explore climate risk and opportunity and TCFD. Webinars are 30 minute ESG Bites, and can be attended as a series or stand-alone sessions.

Apply to be an AVPN Philanthropy Fellow

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The programme seeks to help practitioners better understand and unleash the opportunity of philanthropy for sustainable, scalable and measurable impact. It will be a hybrid course with virtual learning sessions in November 2023 and an in-person convening at our South Asia Summit in Mumbai in December 2023.

INTERNATIONAL IDEA: Insights from the East and Southern Africa Regional Governance Forum

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The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), in commemoration of the International Day for Democracy 2023, organized a series of events under the title East and Southern Africa Regional Governance Forum.

Sexual and reproductive rights should be respected, particularly in situations of crisis, UN experts say

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World Contraception Day, 26 September 2023 International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2023. GENEVA (25 September 2023) – States must ensure the right to sexual and reproductive health, without discrimination, in particular in situations of emergency, humanitarian settings and crisis, UN experts* said today.

IDS: African nations spending $1bn a year on harmful surveillance

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Governments in Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi, and Zambia are collectively spending at least $1bn a year on digital surveillance technology contracts with companies in the US, UK, China, EU and Israel, new research reveals today.

World Contraception Day, 26 SEPT 2023

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"Global “Healthy families are created by choice, not by chance.” So said the late Dr. Nafis Sadik, former UNFPA executive director, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994.

Participation Playbook launch: Introducing a new tool for planning participatory programs

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When: Wednesday, September 27, 10-11 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. UTC Language: English, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, Portuguese and French upon request.

Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach — 2023 Update

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This 2023 update to our Net Zero Roadmap surveys this complex and dynamic landscape and sets out an updated pathway to net zero by 2050, taking account of the key developments that have occurred since 2021.

Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week (APSP) 2023, 26 September, 2023- 28 September, 2023

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ADB’s Human and Social Development Sector Office is hosting the Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week (APSP) 2023 with the theme Social Protection in a Changing World.

ACTION AID: It’s dangerous to pin our climate hopes on CCS, says ActionAid expert as IEA launches report

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26 September 2023 – For immediate release It’s dangerous to pin our climate hopes on CCS, says ActionAid expert as IEA launches report

oxfam: From Development to Deterrence? Migration spending under the EU Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)

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An Oxfam analysis of the ODA eligibility of NDICI funded migration projects in Libya, Tunisia and Niger finds that a significant portion of the projects contain elements that may limit ODA eligibility and appear to prioritise the EU’s domestic migration concerns over development objectives.

2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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The 2024 Prize is open for submissions until 1 November 2023. The prize is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 18 and over. It is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words).

2023 Green Changemakers Challenge winners (ASHOKA)

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The Ashoka and HSBC ‘Green Changemakers Challenge’ is a global innovation challenge open to changemakers with solutions that are equipping others with the mindset and capabilities to contribute towards building a sustainable and equitable world.

SDG Summit Debrief : Thursday, 28 September 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am (EST) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CEST)

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The SDG Lab, CEPEI, and IISD invite you to bring your questions and observations to a debrief webinar on the SDG Summit. Experts will give brief snapshots of highlights stemming from the high-level conference at the halfway mark of the 2030 Agenda, with a special focus on links to the upcoming Summit of the Future.

The Common Good Series – Creating a Sustainable Future through Volunteering

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[Webinar Series] The Common Good – Creating a Sustainable Future through Volunteering. September 26, 2023 at 9:00-10:00am EDT (GMT-4)

Co-creation workshop on human rights-based approach integration into the course module

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The Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) held a co-creation workshop on human rights-based approach integration into the course module in Manila, the Philippines from 11 to 13 September 2023.

AVPN South Asia Summit December 2023 (12 - 13 DECEMBER 2023 MUMBAI, INDIA)

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The Summit will bring together visionary leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, policymakers, and changemakers working across the region. Through insightful discussions, engaging workshops, and a variety of networking opportunities, the Summit seeks to uncover innovative approaches and collaborative solutions for building a more inclusive and sustainable future.

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION: Putting education at the heart of the economy by Mariana Mazzucato, University College London

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Four recommendations to make the case for financing education, which is critical both to empower individuals and to bolster economic development (by Mariana Mazzucato, University College London ): " The transformative potential of education, particularly when acknowledged as a non-negotiable human right, positions it as a cornerstone for sustainable and inclusive development".

PROSPER.NET SUSTAINABILITY FORUM (Saturday, October 21, 2023 Time: 17:00-19:00 JST (in-person and online)

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UNU-IAS will co-organise the ProSPER.Net Sustainability Forum as part of the UN Weeks at Sophia University. Under the theme 'Exploring the New Direction of Equity and Inclusion towards Transforming Education', the event will focus on the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis on the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education, particularly its impact on vulnerable populations.