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

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CITY LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MEET TO RE-IMAGINE URBAN TOURISM

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The mayors of some of the world’s leading destinations have met in Porto to rethink urban tourism in the post-pandemic age. Organized by UNWTO, the Government of Portugal, Turismo de Portugal and the City of Porto, the Mayors Forum on Tourism and the Future of Cities highlighted the opportunity to restart urban tourism with a focus on sustainability, innovation and inclusion.

2021 FOOD SYSTEMS PRE-SUMMIT (26-28 July 2021)

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In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

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The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Girls are catching up on the playing field

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Results from the Laureus global sports survey suggest that more girls are joining traditionally male-dominated sports.

Eliminate child labour in supply chains: a multistakeholder approach (side event of the HLPF)

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This dialogue focuses on the challenges and needs panelists perceive in eliminating child labour in supply chains. The panelists will also exchange lessons learned and articulate (joint) action to further enhance efforts to fight child labour. It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

Inclusive employment models and technology, to achieve sustainable and resilient recovery for Youth with Disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic

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This is a side event to the High Level Political Forum organized by Leonard Cheshire International. This side event will present Leonard Cheshire’s global work on inclusive employment pathways for youth with disabilities during the pandemic. The side event will discuss how to achieve sustainable and resilient recoveries for Youth with Disabilities post COVID-19.

Introduction by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (47th session of the Human Rights Council)

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"Behind today’s systemic racism and racial violence lies the absence of formal acknowledgement of the responsibilities of States and others that engaged in or profited from enslavement, the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, and colonialism – as well as those who continue to profit from this legacy" says Michelle Bachelet

VNR Lab 14: Meaningful participation in times of crisis: Engagement of stakeholders for the preparation of VNRs

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This VNR Lab on Stakeholder Engagement, focusing on "Meaningful participation in times of crisis: Engagement of stakeholders for the preparation of VNRs" will provide a space for dialogue and exchange between VNR countries and stakeholders to share challenges, good practices and lessons learned as well as report trends and exchange experiences...

Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2021

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Convening under the theme “Where Action Meets Ambition,” the 2021 edition of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF 2021) aimed to spur action on 2030 and 2050 climate and energy goals by bringing together government representatives, stakeholders, and experts to discuss key topics that advance sustainable development in the energy domain and contribute to global climate action.

New EU guidance helps companies to combat forced labour in supply chains

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The Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) have published today a Guidance on due diligence to help EU companies to address the risk of forced labour in their operations and supply chains, in line with international standards.

Human Rights Council Adopts Nine Texts: Establishes Mechanism to Protect Africans and People of African Descent against Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement Officers, Renews Mandate on Belarus

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Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: "To heal our societies and provide justice, it is crucial to establish the truth about the causes and impact of systemic racism and historical legacies, and to take concrete steps to address and #FightRacism"

Building technological capacities can help countries escape commodity dependence (UNCTAD)

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07 July 2021 About 64% of developing economies rely on exporting primary goods, and most risk continuing down a path of commodity dependence unless they embrace technology-enabled structural transformation.

HLPF 2021 Local and Regional Governments’ Day and Forum

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Local and Regional Governments (LRG) will meet on the sidelines of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) during an LRG Day and a two-day LRG Forum (9 to 13 july 2021)

VNR Lab 10: Investing in children: developing a child-sensitive VNR for an inclusive and sustainable recovery

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This is a side event of the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs and it is focused on how to make the Voluntary National Review, the major report on the SDGs that nation have to produce, more child centered. it is organized by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger

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Africa posting biggest jump. World at critical juncture, must act now for 2030 turnaround.

THE ROADMAP FOR PEACEFUL, JUST AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES​

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irst launched at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, and updated in 2019, the roadmap provides a shared vision for how to deliver the 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+).

Extreme risk makes the journey (Oliver Bakewell and Caitlin Sturridge)

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An interesting blog from the experts on Migration from the Manchester University's Global Development Institute. Apparently for many young somali the risk factor of taking a perilous journey is not risky at all..In this blog Oliver Bakewell explores his and Caitlin Sturridge’s recent paper on Extreme Risk Makes the Journey Feasible: Decision-Making amongst Migrants in the Horn of Africa

Kathy Hochstetler on the Politics of Climate Change (LINK TO PODCAST)

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Shamel Azmeh is a lecturer at the University of Manchester. In this podcast, Shamel hosts academics and researchers for open discussions on a range of issues in economics, politics, history, and other areas.

Announcing the 2021 Love Your Block Grant Opportunity: Apply Now!

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Applications are now open for Love Your Block, a grant program that brings city leaders and residents together to build stronger neighborhoods, one block at a time. Through the program, cities award mini-grants to residents and community partners to reduce blight and spur neighborhood-driven change. The deadline to apply is August 9, 2021.

Launch of 'Humanitarian governance: accountability, advocacy, alternatives' Research project launch webinar (ISS), 16TH JUNE 2021

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Webinar to launch research project exploring issues of humanitarian governance in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Colombia, and at the global level.

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