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

Pandemic used as cover to further suppress civic space and silence critics (FROM IDS)

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Autocratic behaviour surged and democratic freedoms were excessively restricted during the pandemic last year – that is the finding of a new IDS study monitoring civic space in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Regional Meeting for the Asia-Pacific on the “City and Transport: Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability”

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The meeting will take place from 09 to 10 June 2021.The high-level meeting will provide a platform for the exchange of regional and global best practices which address sustainable urban transport systems in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3, 11 and 13).

The Other Infrastructure Gap: Sustainability – Human Rights and Environmental Perspectives (published jointly with the Heinrich Boell Foundation)

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Mega-infrastructure plans and financing and investment policies to promote private investments in the energy, transport and water sectors are on the rise. This publication provides recommendations to policy- and decision-makers on how human rights and environmental benefits can be maximized and risks avoided or mitigated, for the sake of sustainable development.

Legacy Landscapes Fund to provide long-term funding for globally significant protected areas

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This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.

New UN declaration calls for the development of a new plastic pollution treaty

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NEW YORK, June 1 - WWF welcomes the launch today of the Ocean Day Plastic Pollution Declaration, now endorsed by 74 countries, which calls for negotiations to commence on a new legally binding agreement to combat plastic pollution.

The Liveability Challenge 2021 Grand Finale

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This 28 July, we bring you the sustainability event of the year — the Grand Finale of The Liveability Challenge 2021 — where six finalist teams will pitch their cutting-edge innovations for our two tracks: decarbonisation and re-imagining resources.

ALLIANCE 8.7: COMABATING FORCED LABOUR

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ALLIANCE 8.7 IS AN INCLUSIVE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING TARGET 8.7 OF THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Conversation for Change – 9.00–10.30 BST on Thursday 3 June by The British Council

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At this live online event, changemakers from around the world will discuss the importance and role of young people in tackling climate change, the role of arts, culture, education, science and English in climate change solutions, and how we can influence policymakers in the lead up to COP26, the global United Nations summit about climate change that will take place in November.

“Let us commit to action”: UN regional leaders call for concrete steps to integrate human rights standards into business practice

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The annual Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum in the Asia-Pacific is meeting this week to address serious concerns about the course of social justice and development priorities.

NEW POLICY PAPER: SOCIAL WORK AND THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (IFSW)

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The International Federation of Social Workers, IFSW, issued a new policy paper on the SDGs. "Priska Fleischlin, IFSW UN Global Commissioner, said: ”I am pleased that there is now a policy emphasising the significance of our profession in contributing to the fulfilment of the SDGs. It clearly highlights the support of IFSW to join the global call for transformational change”.

Invitation to Online Dialogue “What would volunteering look like under a feminist social contract?” (UNV EVENT)

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UN Volunteers is pleased to invite you to their next State of the World’s Volunteerism Report’s global dialogue on “What would volunteering look like under a feminist social contract?” on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 pm CEST

Open Society Foundations Give $500 Million to Bard College

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NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations announced a $500 million investment in Bard College, one of the largest gifts ever given to an institution of higher education in the United States. The investment is a challenge grant that the school hopes to build into a $1 billion endowment in the coming years.

Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development

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The Declaration is going to be the moral compass that should guide the member states of the UN to promote and advance educational for sustainable development. It was issued during the recently concluded UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development Learn for our Planet. Act for Sustainability 17 – 19 May 2021

B Lab Honored as a 2020 World’s Most Innovative Company by Fast Company

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"In recognition of 14 years of impact, innovation, and movement building, B Lab has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020, landing at #5 in the Not-for-Profit sector list."

Global Child Forum Benchmarks: A tool to assess companies' respect of children human rights.

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"Global Child Forum, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, has been benchmarking companies since 2014 on a range of issues related to how corporate’s address children’s rights. To date, we have benchmarked more than 2600 companies globally and more is yet to come. We have just launched our regional benchmark, The State of Children’s Rights and Business in Southeast Asia 2020".

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People

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The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People is an intergovernmental group of 60 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France and by the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair, championing a global deal for nature and people with the central goal of protecting at least 30 percent of world’s land and ocean by 2030.

World Reef Day

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Here is World Reef Day 2020's virtual celebration recap. We hosted an inspiring group of thought leaders on our Instagram Account throughout the amazing week of IG Live Guest Speakers and takeovers.

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

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The 2021 P4G Seoul Summit, hosted by the Republic of Korea, is a leading global acceleration event for market-based partnerships in developing countries. The P4G Summit is scheduled for May 30 – 31, 2021.

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