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

15 October, 2018

G7 ministerial meeting in Canada: Working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy

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Canada and its G7 partners recognize the need for urgent action to address the devastating impacts that plastic pollution and marine litter, overexploitation of fish stocks, and extreme weather events have on the health and sustainability of our oceans, seas, coastal communities and entire ecosystems.

Hard Questions With No Easy Answers BY Julia M. Stasch, President, MacArthur Foundation

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"In breathtaking convergence, bedrock values, longstanding alliances, workable regimes, standards of decency and care, scientific consensus, and much more are under attack". Is Justice even possible?

The European way to connectivity – a new strategy on how to better connect Europe and Asia

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc today presented the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to improve connectivity between Europe and Asia.

Is poverty inevitable? A message from Bill and Melinda Gates

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Progress against diseases and poverty can be averted. The Gates Foundation warns in a recent report, Gaolkeepers that is published every September in occasion of the world leaders gathering at the UN Nations to discuss world priorities and issues.

1st Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network

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Though the call for abstract is closed, it is worthy knowing about this upcoming conferenec.

OECD Leed Forum: Forum for Local Development Practitioners, Enterpreneurs, and Social Innovator, (18 and19 September, Portugal)

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The Forum will aim to address the following key questions:The Forum to be held in Portugal, will gather over 300 participants from the local, national and international level, including mayors, employers, social innovators, enHow can national and local leaders better prepare people and places for the new world of work?

More effort needed to improve equity in education

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Social background remains the main factor impacting participation in education and learning, and on economic and social outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

PART 1 OF THE INTERVIEW WITH LEA CLERET, CEO OF LEADERSHIP TRUST

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This is the first part of the interview with Léa Cleret.Léa is the CEO of Leadership Trust.She has a Ph.D in philosophy specializing in ethics in sport, with a special focus on the use of performance enhancing substances. The second part will be published on Monday, September 24th.

Launch of the Global Green Bond Partnership

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Today, the Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) launched at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). This new partnership will support efforts of sub-national entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations and private companies, and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds.

Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia through next September

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By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia.

UN SECRETARY MESSAGE ON OCCASION OF DEMOCRACY DAY (14TH SEPTEMBER)

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Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief

TOMORROW READY: UNICEF STRATEGIC THINKING ON INNOVATION

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UNICEF organized a special focus session on innovation for children and young people during the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board. Titled “Tomorrow Ready", the Executive Board seeks innovative and practical technology solutions for achieving UNICEF’s mission.

Call To Global Climate Action

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Read here the declaration of the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco that ended on Sept 14

Human Development Index (HDI) Update

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Norway, Switzerland and Australia are the top 3 nations in the latest Human Development Index

Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

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The UNDP has published the statistical update of the Human Development Indeces. 2018 Statistical update is being released to ensure consistency in reporting on key human development indices and statistics. It includes an analysis of the state of human development—snapshots of current conditions as well as long-term trends in human development indicators.

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

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It was held in September 12-14, 2018 San Francisco, CA. Bold New Commitments Announced by Thousands of States, Regions, Cities, Businesses, Investors and NGOs NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS URGED TO STEP UP CLIMATE ACTION BY 2020 AT END OF LANDMARK SUMMIT

Nepal: Barriers to Inclusive Education ( HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH)

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Children with disabilities in Nepal face serious obstacles to quality, inclusive education, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite progress in law and policy, the government segregates most children with disabilities into separate classrooms. It has yet to train teachers to provide inclusive education, in which children with and without disabilities learn together.

International Democracy Day 2018: Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World

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"Democracy is showing greater strain than at any time in decades. That is why this International Day should make us look for ways to invigorate democracy and seek answers for the systemic challenges it faces." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Bridging the Skills Gap between Aspiring Youths and Market Landscape in India BY Pranav Kumar Choudhary ( from AVPN)

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Youths in India are facing employment and career mobility challenges due to lack of relevant skill-sets and market constraints. Reddy’s Foundation’s 2-year initiative, GROW, aims to bridge the skilling gap with a multi-pronged model that equips all stakeholders, from students to employers to parents. GROW shares 5 key learnings on what it takes to scale their solutions

Everyone’s Business: 2018 Sexual Harassment Survey

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The Australia Human Rights Commission published a survey about gender discrimination and abuses in Australia. The numbers are quite staggering with 71% of Australians have been sexually harassed at some point in their lifetimes, with more than four in five (85%) of Australian women and more than half (56%) of Australian men over the age of 15 experiencing the behavior (The Guardian).

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