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

WHO must be stronger and have more autonomy, Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness: 2nd Report OUT

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The WHO must have more autonomy from the member states, this is one of the conclusions of the Indipendent Panel For Pandemic Preparedness that is co-chaired by -Chairs are the Rt Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia.

BAN ON IMPORT OF GOODS PRODUCED USING MODERN FORMS OF SLAVERY AND FORCED LABOUR, INCLUDING THAT OF CHILDREN

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A proposal from The Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament could be a game changer in the fight against child labor.

ROLEX AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE: DISCOVER THE 2021 LAUREATES

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For more than four decades, through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex has supported exceptional individuals who have the courage and conviction to take on major challenges; men and women who have a spirit of enterprise, initiating extraordinary projects that make the world a better place.

Esri and SDSN Announce 2020 Storytellers of the Year

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"Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) announced on February 17th the winners of the global 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using ArcGIS StoryMaps, storytellers from 47 countries submitted location-based, data-driven stories that addressed one or more SDGs."

Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly

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The fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) provides leadership, catalyzes, intergovernmental actions on the environment, and contributes to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A CALL TO ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, UN SECRETARY GENERAL

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"The Call to Action is the Secretary-General’s transformative vision for human rights. Underpinning the work of the entire UN system, human rights are essential to addressing the broad causes and impacts of all complex crises, and to building sustainable, safe, and peaceful societies"

Leveraging Digital Technologies Key to Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery — ADB

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 February 2021) — Digital platforms and other technology-based tools are providing new growth opportunities for businesses of all sizes and across all industries in Asia and the Pacific—a trend which could contribute significantly to the region’s sustainable recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards honour five women researchers in mathematics, astrophysics, chemistry and informatics

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On the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation honoured five women researchers in the fields of astrophysics, mathematics, chemistry and informatics as part of the 23rd International Prize for Women in Science.

A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT FOR RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE

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"It’s time for a New Social Contract between workers, government and business which should include a floor of a universal labour guarantee for all workers".

Reimagining Equality: Eliminating racism, xenophobia and discrimination for all in the decade of action for the SDGs

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The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene a special meeting on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating racism, xenophobia and discrimination for all in the decade of action for the SDGs” on 18 February 2021. The ECOSOC Special Meeting will take place on a virtual platform from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UN chief calls for ‘new social contract’ as part of post-pandemic recovery

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18 February 2021 SDGs With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing social and economic inequalities rooted in racism, discrimination and xenophobia, recovery must lead to more inclusive societies, the UN Secretary-General told Member States on Thursday.

Making Peace With Nature

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The first UNEP synthesis report is titled: “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies” and is based on evidence from global environmental assessments.

Call for nominations: UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development 2021

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UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Generously funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize will award three prizes of US $50,000 to exceptional projects and programmes in the field of Education for Sustainable Development.

The Global Risks Report 2021 (WEF)

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The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses the risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment, and geopolitical fragmentation.

46th regular session of the Human Rights Council (22 February to 23 March 2021)

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A full packed agenda that will also focus on children and human rights, sexual exploitation and disabilities

CGD NOTES A COVID Vaccine Certificate: Building on Lessons from Digital ID for the Digital Yellow Card Alan Gelb and Anit Mukherjee, CGD)

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"the CVC will be a formidable challenge, not only to international cooperation, but because it will need to be implemented in the course of mass vaccination campaigns across countries with very different health management systems and ID systems and with a constantly evolving situation"

Skills and Digitalisation: Investing in the Social Economy as tomorrow’s economy, 18th feb, 2021 (EU FOCUSED)

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The Social Economy Intergroup Public Hearing on Skills and Digitalisation: Investing in the Social Economy as tomorrow’s economy will be held on the 18 February 2021 from 11.00 – 13.00h, as a zoom webinar. This event will discuss the importance of investing in the upskilling and reskilling of social economy entrepreneurs and employees as drivers of sustainable development and fair transition.

Covid-19 and the future of digital humanitarianism (ODI EVENT, 23 February 2021 13:00 - 14:00 GMT)

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"Digital tools and approaches are at the forefront of global responses to Covid-19, including in humanitarian contexts. While it’s too early to tell whether the initial hype around the potential of digital tools to solve new challenges has lived up to the reality, several initiatives, such as mobile money to deliver cash assistance, have proven their ability to work at scale in humanitarian respon

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