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

Energy Policy Supporting Low Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific (ADB)

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Climate Change News reports that " The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will end all financing for coal mining and power plants and ban support for oil and gas production, under a draft energy policy released on Friday."

2021 P4G Seoul Summit 30–31 May 2021 | Seoul and Online

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The 2021 P4G Summit will be a “a catalytic moment for collective action” towards net zero. Convened under the theme “Green Recovery and 2050 Carbon Neutrality,” it will provide an opportunity for increasing national climate ambitions and investing in models of change that drive green growth and achieve global goals under the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

CALL FOR INCLUSIVE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

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On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, heads of state and government committed to making global governance more inclusive. The UN Secretary-General promised to promote a new model based on full, inclusive and equal participation in global institutions. We agree. It is time to give people a stronger voice in global affairs and at the UN.

MEPs approve the EU’s new volunteering programme

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On the 19th of May, Parliament adopted the European Solidarity Corps programme, supporting volunteering activities for young people in the EU and beyond.

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2021

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IDMC’s Global Report on Internal Displacement is the official repository of data and analysis on internal displacement. This year's GRID discusses the relationship between climate change, disasters and displacement, and presents good practices from across the globe in advancing policy, displacement risk reduction and effective response.

European Green Deal: Developing a sustainable blue economy in the European Union

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The European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.

Art and Human Rights ​International Conference (20th & 21st May 2021 ​Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)

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The conference opens up as a meeting for researchers, artists, activists and other agents that are working on the intersections of art and human rights around the globe.

Responsible Business 2021, A Reuters Event

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Responsible Business 2021 is a global virtual event convening 5,000+ CEOs, Policymakers, Chief Sustainability Officers, NGOs and Investors who are driving change worldwide. Drawing on our global reach, voices from across the world we will share strategies and solutions on how business can innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition.

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge ( Grand Finale on 11 June 2021, 4pm – 6.30pm (GMT +8)

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From 10 November 2020 to 17 February 2021, the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC) called for proposals across the globe to make buildings more climate-resilient and resource-efficient. Six outstanding submissions have been selected from over 270 entries across more than 25 countries. The six finalists are being mentored by CapitaLand business leaders and senior leaders from CSXC.

The Human Rights Cost of the War on Drugs ( Human Rights Foundation)

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HRF’s War on Drugs Research Program is a Center for Law and Democracy project that investigates the human rights consequences of the global war on drugs. The first report looks at the history and costs of prohibition from an international perspective and traces the human rights impact of this global mandate in three countries along the drug supply chain: Colombia, Mexico, and the United States.

Gwangju Democracy Forum 2021

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The Gwangju Democracy Forum (GDF) is an annual international meeting of the May 18 Foundation to bring together democracy advocates, activists, researchers and policy-makers to discuss and reflect on the state and challenges of democracy at the local, national and global levels as a way to commemorate and practice globally the spirit of May 18 Gwangju Democracy movement in 1980.

PRIZE FOR THE CITIES: FINALISTS SELECTED

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WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced five projects as finalists for the 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities today for showing how cities can address both climate change and inequality together.

Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector

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The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. But the pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – fall well short of what is required to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 and give the world an even chance of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.

Summit on the Financing of African Economies( 18th May, 2021)

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President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron has hosted the Summit on the Financing of African Economies at the Grand Palais Éphémère, in Paris. Some 30 Heads of State and Government and leaders of international organizations were attending.

The Social and Solidarity Economy: from the Margins to the Mainstream (OECD Conference, 13 to 16 September 2021)

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Growing inequalities, persistent unemployment and environmental imperatives have come to the fore as priority policy issues, even more so with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) can contribute to building more inclusive and sustainable economies and societies. The SSE has indeed proved to be a longstanding agent of inclusive growth.

SportWorks TALKS: “Unleashing the power of sports for social change” (When: 20 May, 2pm CEST)

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SportWorks welcomes Professor Muhammad Yunus to discuss how sport can solve social problems. Prof. Yunus will share his inspiring journey as a pioneer of microfinancing and the founder of the Yunus Sports Hub. In this upcoming TALK, Professor Yunus will discuss how social businesses emerged and how him and his team started to get involved with sports as a way to solve social problems

Activism and action beyond 'localisation' (ODI event)

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How can the humanitarian sector can make progress on localization through more bottom up approaches? The event will take place on 2nd of June.

The Changing World of Work (NESTA, the social innovation foundation)

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How can technology prepare us for the future labour market? The event took place in March but the links to the videos are available.

UN Women statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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UN Women stands in solidarity with and supports everyone with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in efforts to resist, support and heal from hatred, fear and discrimination.

Renewables Global Status Report 2020 by REN 21

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“Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR).

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