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

Shell’s appeal confirms its lack of commitment to tackling climate change (Friends of Earth)

Full Text Sharing
Shell's decision to appeal sends the "wrong signal" according to Milieudefensie’s director Donald Pols. 'Shell should act now, as the judge ordered. The longer the delay the more serious the climate consequences will be for us all.'

Sustainable Recovery Tracker, International Energy Agency

Full Text Sharing
"With only 2% of governments’ recovery spending going to clean energy transitions, global emissions are set to surge to an all-time high".

New Report Finds G-20 Member Countries Support Fossil Fuels At Levels Untenable To Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

Full Text Sharing
Bloomberg Philanthropies and BloombergNEF released a new Climate Policy Factbook outlining the progress that each G-20 member country has made toward moving to a low-carbon economy. The report was released to increase transparency and inform policy priorities ahead of upcoming international climate negotiations, including the G-20 Summit and Ministerial Meetings, the 75th Session of the U.N. GA.

Olympic legend Edwin Moses backs UN report on how sport can help

Full Text Sharing
Last year the UN invited Laureus Sport for Good to contribute to a report by the UN Secretary General to the UN General Assembly on what role sport could play in healing society in the aftermath of covid-19.Olympic legend Edwin Moses backs the UN's report on the importance of sport in helping the world heal in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Pegasus: Human rights-compliant laws needed to regulate spyware

Full Text Sharing
The UN human rights chief on Monday said the apparent widespread use of Pegasus spy software to illegally undermine the rights of those under surveillance, including journalists and politicians, was “extremely alarming” and confirmed “some of the worst fears” surrounding the potential misuse of such technology.

Inclusion is patriotism of the highest order (Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation)

Full Text Sharing
The piece was published on the Washington Post and Walker makes the case on why America needs to focus and invest on inclusion. This message, amid the controversies surrounding CRT, critical race theory, is really relevant.

Fewer women than men will regain employment during the COVID-19 recovery says ILO

Full Text Sharing
A new policy brief shows that the disproportionate job and income losses suffered by women during the pandemic will persist in the near future.

Better housing for better lives (OECD)

Full Text Sharing
Decent, affordable housing is essential for people's well-being and for a sustainable and inclusive economy. But securing such housing has long been difficult, particularly for those with low or unstable incomes, as well as young people.

1st Draft of The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Full Text Sharing
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat on 12 July 2021 released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.

The Global Alliance for a Green New Deal (Reported by the Guardian)

Full Text Sharing
MPs from all over the world are coming together to push for a Global Green Deal.

Equator Prize 2021 honors trailblazing Indigenous and local solutions for people and planet (UNDP)

Full Text Sharing
New York - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announce the winners of the 12th Equator Prize, recognizing local and Indigenous communities from around the world. The winning organizations showcase local, innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity loss and climate change, and achieving their local development goals even during a pandemic.

Uganda: Agribusiness companies embroiled in alleged illegal detentions, evictions, and rights abuses; incl. co. response (BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS)

Full Text Sharing
"Three multinational companies - Great Seasons SMC, Kiryandongo Sugar Ltd and Agilis Partners Ltd - are accused of exposing local communities to unlawful evictions, violence and other rights abuses.

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival Narratives of childhood from around the world

Full Text Sharing
"To take stock of the dynamic forces shaping childhood and promote deep reflection on the experiences of children in different contexts, we are proud to announce the second UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) will be held 21 – 24 October 2021"

EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

Full Text Sharing
“Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament,

UNV and Etihad Airways join forces to boost global volunteering

Full Text Sharing
UNV and Etihad Airways have signed a partnership agreement that will facilitate collaboration on strengthening volunteering. The agreement was signed remotely by Dr Nadia Bastaki for Etihad Aviation Group and Mr Toily Kurbanov for UNV. UNV / Etihad Airways, 2021

Side Event 'Recovering Better from COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region' at HLPF

Full Text Sharing
The side event will feature expert views and insights from the region’s leading experts and policymakers. Utilizing the framework presented in the Theme Study, the side event will explore and discuss trajectories for the region’s path to recovery. Experts from member States, the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) will offer their perspectives on the challenge of the Asia Pacific

Connecting National and Local Efforts for a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Recovery

Full Text Sharing
This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs. Advancing the localization of the SDGs for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery, specifically in urban environments, and though multi-level and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Time: 1pm NYC Time

Building Back After the Pandemic: Work, Health and Well-being

Full Text Sharing
This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs and it will be focused "on the social development policy aspects related to work, health and well-being. It will discuss post-pandemic recovery by focusing on two critical goals: Goal 3 on good health and well-being; Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth". 1PM NYC time

Empowering people to protect the planet in a COVID-19 context: the contribution of SDG 16 and environmental access rights to sustainable and resilient recovery

Full Text Sharing
This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs. It is going to be organized today at 1pm NYC time by the The Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the UN.

Amazonia as a carbon source linked to deforestation and climate change (from NATURE)

Full Text Sharing
Amazonia hosts the Earth’s largest tropical forests and has been shown to be an important carbon sink over recent decades1–3. This carbon sink seems to be in decline, however, as a result of factors such as deforestation and climate change.