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

EVENT FROM STIMSON CENTER: Beyond the Horizon: Outlining Risks and Opportunities in 2024 (stimson event)

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Join us as Stimson’s foreign policy experts predict the biggest issues to watch in 2024. Through a series of panel discussions and quickfire examinations, we will highlight the most volatile and urgent issues of the new year, identify meaningful opportunities, and help set the agenda for foreign policy priorities in 2024. January 24, 2024 9:30 - 11:30 AM

CREATIVE FUTURES from FORD FOUNDATION

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CREATIVE FUTURES is a series of 40 provocations by thinkers across the spheres of arts and culture, documentary film, and journalism unfolding throughout the fall of 2020.

Greening the Blue report 2020

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The 2020 Greening the Blue report -released on 10th December 2020 provides a snapshot of the UN System’s environmental impacts throughout 2019 and the activities underway to reduce them.

Prosperous and green in the Anthropocene: The human right to a healthy environment in Southeast Asia (The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, RWI)

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"For the first time in human history, people are collectively modifying the Earth’s environment and ecosystems on a global scale. Some scholars suggest the world is entering a new geological era, the Anthropocene, in which Earth systems are moving into a risky and unstable state as a result of people’s impacts on the environment" says the report.

NEW REGULATIONS TO REDUCE WASTE PLASTIC DUMPING ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

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The Guardian is reporting on an amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal aiming at allowing developing countries to have a say on the waste plastic they receive for recycling. The amendment to the convention will come into force from the 1st of January 2021.It will take few years to see an impact though.

RSF’s 2020 round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”

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A total of 50 journalists were killed worldwide in 2020, according to the second part of the annual round-up of abusive treatment and violence against journalists, published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). While the number of journalists killed in countries at war continues to fall, more are being murdered in countries not at war.

Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) are releasing a landmark publication on illegal border pushbacks in the EU.

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The ‘Black Book of Pushbacks’ brings together a wealth of evidence on these violations, analysing in detail the way that these brutal acts have become systematised at the external border and renewing calls to end impunity for perpetrating EU authorities.

2020 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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RCE refers to the Regional Centers of Expertise on Sustainable Education and are localized partnerships to promote sustainable development.

Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Academy Highlights Sustainable Urban Development During Opening Session

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Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Academy Highlights Sustainable Urban Development During Opening Session. Mayors talked about innovative solutions to advance SDGs focused local planning

Recommitting to Women’s Health 25 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action on Women: What Must Governments Do?

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This piece written by the leaders of WHO, UN Women and United Nations University respectively, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka , David M. Malone, advocates for a holistic agenda for women’s health, focused on Investing in women’s health, an imperative for building a more inclusive future.

2.7 billion people have had no ‘social protection’ to cope with Covid-19 economic crisis

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A new report “Shelter from the Storm”, done in partnership with Development Pathways, reviewed government schemes used to inject additional money to help people, such as disability, unemployment, child, and elderly benefits, for 126 low and middle-income countries

Laureates from Colombia and Qatar to receive UNESCO/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

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Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, has designated the laureates of the 2020-2021 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities:In the individual category, Eduardo Pérez from Colombia and In the organizational category, Mada- Assistive Technology Center Qatar

The power of data and evidence in delivering effective social assistance (by ROBERTA V. GATTIREMA HANNABEN OLKENEMILY ROMANO)

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"The COVID-19 crisis has revealed powerfully the need to measure poverty and need in a more dynamic way. Building social registries that are broad enough to allow systems to reach the newly vulnerable in times of crisis is one of the cornerstones of being prepared for future shocks. These investments in administrative data pay off for themselves many times over. "

Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020: How Countries are Performing on the Road to Recovery

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The Global Competitiveness Report series has since its first edition aimed to prompt policy-makers beyond short term growth and to aim for long-run prosperity. The special edition is dedicated to elaborating on the priorities for recovery and revival, and considering the building blocks of a transformation towards new economic systems that combine “productivity”, “people” and “planet"

HDR 2020: The next frontier: Human development and the Anthropocene

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"While the devastating effects of Covid-19 have taken the world’s attention, other layered crises, from climate change to rising inequalities, continue to take their toll. The challenges of planetary and societal imbalance are intertwined: they interact in a vicious circle, each making the other worse"

Human Development Report 2020 The Next Frontier Human Development and the Anthropocene

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"According to the report, easing planetary pressures in a way that enables all people to flourish in this new age requires dismantling the gross imbalances of power and opportunity that stand in the way of transformation".

Mission 4.7, a global initiative to achieve SDG Target 4.7, to be launched at the Vatican Youth Symposium on December 16

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"Mission 4.7 brings together leaders from government, academia, civil society, and business to accelerate the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development around the world and highlight the critical importance of education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".

Opinion piece by UN HABITAT, Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif on how cities can build a healthier future for all

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"Local leadership needs to ensure all sections of society are involved in discussions on preventing COVID-19, including the marginalized and those living in informal settlements. Once vaccines are available, full participation of all community groups will be essential in planning effective and equitable distribution" shares Maimunah Mohd Sharif.

WB ANNUAL REPORT 2020: Supporting Countries in Unprecedented Times

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"The World Bank Group has been at the forefront of that response, mobilizing rapidly to deliver much-needed support to countries to provide critical supplies, reduce loss of life and economic hardship, protect hard-earned development gains, and deliver on our mission of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity" shares David Malpass, President of the WB

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