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

Uganda: Agribusiness companies embroiled in alleged illegal detentions, evictions, and rights abuses; incl. co. response (BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS)

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"Three multinational companies - Great Seasons SMC, Kiryandongo Sugar Ltd and Agilis Partners Ltd - are accused of exposing local communities to unlawful evictions, violence and other rights abuses.

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival Narratives of childhood from around the world

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"To take stock of the dynamic forces shaping childhood and promote deep reflection on the experiences of children in different contexts, we are proud to announce the second UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) will be held 21 – 24 October 2021"

EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

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“Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament,

UNV and Etihad Airways join forces to boost global volunteering

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UNV and Etihad Airways have signed a partnership agreement that will facilitate collaboration on strengthening volunteering. The agreement was signed remotely by Dr Nadia Bastaki for Etihad Aviation Group and Mr Toily Kurbanov for UNV. UNV / Etihad Airways, 2021

Side Event 'Recovering Better from COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region' at HLPF

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The side event will feature expert views and insights from the region’s leading experts and policymakers. Utilizing the framework presented in the Theme Study, the side event will explore and discuss trajectories for the region’s path to recovery. Experts from member States, the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) will offer their perspectives on the challenge of the Asia Pacific

Connecting National and Local Efforts for a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Recovery

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This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs. Advancing the localization of the SDGs for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery, specifically in urban environments, and though multi-level and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Time: 1pm NYC Time

Building Back After the Pandemic: Work, Health and Well-being

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This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs and it will be focused "on the social development policy aspects related to work, health and well-being. It will discuss post-pandemic recovery by focusing on two critical goals: Goal 3 on good health and well-being; Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth". 1PM NYC time

Empowering people to protect the planet in a COVID-19 context: the contribution of SDG 16 and environmental access rights to sustainable and resilient recovery

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This is a side event of the HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, the main global platform to talk and discuss about SDGs. It is going to be organized today at 1pm NYC time by the The Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the UN.

Amazonia as a carbon source linked to deforestation and climate change (from NATURE)

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Amazonia hosts the Earth’s largest tropical forests and has been shown to be an important carbon sink over recent decades1–3. This carbon sink seems to be in decline, however, as a result of factors such as deforestation and climate change.

CITY LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MEET TO RE-IMAGINE URBAN TOURISM

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The mayors of some of the world’s leading destinations have met in Porto to rethink urban tourism in the post-pandemic age. Organized by UNWTO, the Government of Portugal, Turismo de Portugal and the City of Porto, the Mayors Forum on Tourism and the Future of Cities highlighted the opportunity to restart urban tourism with a focus on sustainability, innovation and inclusion.

2021 FOOD SYSTEMS PRE-SUMMIT (26-28 July 2021)

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In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

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The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Girls are catching up on the playing field

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Results from the Laureus global sports survey suggest that more girls are joining traditionally male-dominated sports.

Eliminate child labour in supply chains: a multistakeholder approach (side event of the HLPF)

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This dialogue focuses on the challenges and needs panelists perceive in eliminating child labour in supply chains. The panelists will also exchange lessons learned and articulate (joint) action to further enhance efforts to fight child labour. It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

Inclusive employment models and technology, to achieve sustainable and resilient recovery for Youth with Disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic

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This is a side event to the High Level Political Forum organized by Leonard Cheshire International. This side event will present Leonard Cheshire’s global work on inclusive employment pathways for youth with disabilities during the pandemic. The side event will discuss how to achieve sustainable and resilient recoveries for Youth with Disabilities post COVID-19.

Introduction by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (47th session of the Human Rights Council)

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"Behind today’s systemic racism and racial violence lies the absence of formal acknowledgement of the responsibilities of States and others that engaged in or profited from enslavement, the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, and colonialism – as well as those who continue to profit from this legacy" says Michelle Bachelet

VNR Lab 14: Meaningful participation in times of crisis: Engagement of stakeholders for the preparation of VNRs

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This VNR Lab on Stakeholder Engagement, focusing on "Meaningful participation in times of crisis: Engagement of stakeholders for the preparation of VNRs" will provide a space for dialogue and exchange between VNR countries and stakeholders to share challenges, good practices and lessons learned as well as report trends and exchange experiences...

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"

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