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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WORLD URBAN FORUM: KUALA LUMPUR DECLARATION

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The focus is on sustaining local governments and "adopt multiple collaborative governance mechanisms that actively engage national, subnational and local governments, all groups of society, including youth, women and grassroots organizations and particularly the excluded, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups".

TODAY THE WORLD URBAN FORUM WRAPS UP IN KUALA LAMMPUR

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This is the major summit related to town and urban development. It is an informal mechanism convened by UN-Habitat and this edition had as main theme "Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda" that is central in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda that was approved in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in Quito.

OP-ED By Jaykrishnan On The Times Of India ’Cos Disability does not mean inability!

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The event titled "EverydayAbility "was organised with the aim of encouraging people with disabilities to embrace adventure sports and proving that disability is not an impediment to adventure. The objective of the event was to build empathy and change the perceptions of the society about the disabled.

The Himalayan Times "Pokhara duo with congenital disorder living arduous lives".

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The Kaski District Women and Children Development Office provide disability ID cards to the people with disabilities through which they receive Rs 2,000 as disability allowance each monthly. It is disbursed once in every four months through local representatives in the village.

Paralyzed woman turns disabled rights activist

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Virali Modi who was paralyzed after suffering from malaria turned to be a disability rights activist, raising awareness program about rights for disabled persons and stem cell therapy.Thanks to her efforts and campaign, six railway stations in Kerala have become disabled friendly.

The International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers

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"Tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world."

On the Road to Passion

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I'm starting a new adventure on March 1. This article describes how I got there

DFID PUBLISHES NEW TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY

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The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) reaffirmed its commitment to IATI in a comprehensive new Transparency Agenda published earlier this week. DFID was a founding member of the initiative and was the first organisation to publish their aid information to IATI back in 2011.

OP-ED By Anup Ojha On The kathmandu post "Sajha unveils disabled-friendly bus"

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Sajha yatayat with 41 disable-friendly seats are provided which will be helpful for people with disabilities, pregnant women and elderly people. The luxury bus is equipped with mobile charging points, separate hanging straps, CCTV camera and a TV set for the passengers.

MUNICH SECURITY REPORT 2018: To the Brink - and Back?

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The most prestigious global conference on issues related to security and defense, The Munich Security Conference, MSC, that will be held on February 16-18 has published its new report.

UN Secretary General pushes for more nuclear disarmament

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While it seems the USA are going to go for more investments in their nuclear arsenal, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, goes in opposite direction, calling for a global nuclear disarmament.

UN asks for billions to support fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’

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8 February 2018 – Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, and tackle acute hunger in 26 countries.

JOINT LEADING NGOS' LETTER AGAINST EXXON AND CHEVRON IN THE EITI

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Find here the letter that explain the rationale why these two multinationals should not be part of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative that was launched by Tony Blair in 2002. Soon a Board of meeting of EITI will meet in Oslo.

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST OIL GIANTS ExxonMobil and Chevron' partecipation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

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Oxfam, Global Witness and many other urge the Secretariat of the EITI,a global reporting and transparency mechanism to make mining and oil industries more transparent to kick out ExxonMobil and Chevron as the two global oil giants are not fulfilling their membership criteria in terms of tax disclosures. Find here a press release from Global Witness

HRW REPORT: INMATES WITH DISABILITIES FACE ABUSE, NEGLECTION IN AUSTRALIAN JAILS

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Human Rights Watch recently released a research looking at the living conditions of persons with disabilities in prisons across Australia. They face abuses and many face solitary detentions. The report, "I Needed Help, Instead I Was Punished: Abuse and Neglect of Prisoners with Disabilities in Australia" also shares that many of them face discrimination and bullying.

OP-ED By Meenraj Panthee on Republica daily "Access to transportation"

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Today’s youth seem to be indifferent to their civic responsibility and don’t show any gesture of empathy to the weak, person with and old peoples. Not only that, the able-bodied people occupy the bus seats quickly.Passengers are even forced to get on moving buses which may cause accidents.The government have to enhance accessible transport for its citizens, including those with disabilities.

UNDER AFRICAN SKies

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Here a series of my thoughts and reflections about my recent journey ( a relocation actually) to wonderful, amazing Africa where i am going to start a new professional life, continuing doing the incredible job i am so passionate for....

UN UNWILLING TO MAKE JUSTICE ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

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Code Blue, A global campaign to end impunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel, denounces the incapacity of UN to investigate sexual abuses scandals. Read the letter of Code Blue Executive Director to the UN Secretary General to denounce the way the investigation against Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, was executed and managed.

A race against trends: JOINT UNICEF-UNFPA STATEMENT ON International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, and UNICEF Executive Director ,Henrietta H. Fore on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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