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

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.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI)

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe.

HLPF 2021 side event | Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

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The report “Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind” explores how countries can harness digitalization by creating citizen-centric systems that enable achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also examines the need for enhanced cooperation among countries to improve physical connectivity, to enhance financial and economic cooperation, to increase investment...

Online Event: Virtual Policy Dialogue on Social Safety Nets Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

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In June 2020, ADBI held a policy dialogue series to identify real-time recommendations for government officials as they rapidly expanded safety nets and mobilized cash transfer programs for vulnerable groups during the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. One year later, this virtual policy dialogue will reconnect with policy makers, academics, and development institution experts...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2021

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The Sustainable Development Report (formerly the SDG Index & Dashboards) is a global assessment of countries' progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a complement to the official SDG indicators and the voluntary national reviews.

Today Event: Recovery or Transformation? Addressing challenges to peoples’ rights, climate justice, and sustainable development (HLPF 2021 SIDE EVENT)

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis with impacts on economies and sustainable development of countries, especially in the global South. Climate change is also making its impact felt, and its effects are becoming more catastrophic every year.

Accelerating progress towards the SDGs through education (HLPF 2021) TODAY

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COVID-19 has made it evident that we not only have to “build back-better” but we need to bring transformative change in the way we approach education. What is the purpose of education? Can education help to build a better, more just and more caring society?

Antitrust: EUROPEAN Commission fines car manufacturers €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars

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The European Commission has found that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche) breached EU antitrust rules by colluding on technical development in the area of nitrogen oxide cleaning. The Commission has imposed a fine of € 875 189 000. Daimler was not fined, as it revealed the existence of the cartel to the Commission.

Football for Unity Festival

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Join the Football for Unity festival in London for an unforgettable day of football, learning and fun, promoting diversity and inclusion within communities!

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