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

East and South Asia: Growth to recover but downside risks are high

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Pandemic is threatening to reverse the progress that the regions have made towards advancing sustainable development

Science Panel for the Amazon (The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

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"Scientists of the Amazon and those who study the Amazon, have come together under the auspices of the SDSN to contribute their knowledge and experience to a scientific assessment of the state of the diverse ecosystems, land uses, and climatic changes of the Amazon and their implications for the region"

New UN Global Compact strategy aims to accelerate business action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and more ambitious climate targets

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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 19 January 2021 — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, Chair of the Board of the UN Global Compact, today announced a new three-year strategic plan to increase and accelerate corporate sustainability and principled business.

Brave New World, Brave New Ocean: Ocean Decade High Level Virtual Event (3 February)

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‘A Brave New Ocean’ is a high-level virtual event organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, which will highlight the immense challenges and opportunities the ocean provides.It convened global leaders from Government, the world of Philanthropy, UN agencies and some of the smartest brains in marine science".

Are you one of the 2021 SDG Pioneers? UN GLOBAL COMPACT

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and shape a new era for business. As part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year, the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Global Goals through the implementation of our Ten Principles.

Local leaders and their associations and Academia address the renewal of local democracy in the framework of the #CitiesAreListening Experiences

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The Swedish International Center on Local Democracies and United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG organized a workshop on renewing local democracies in the perspective of a post covid society. The event was past of the Dialogue for the Future organized by UCLG

UN Global Compact Announces New 2021 Action Pledge to Help End Child Labour

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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 January 2021 — The United Nations Global Compact announced a new pledge today aimed at mobilizing its over 12,000 business participants to renew and expand their efforts towards eradicating child labour and forced labour.

Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation

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02/08/2021 - "COVID-19 has not only caused a temporary drop in global CO2 emissions, it has also reduced the share of power generated by burning coal – a trend that could in fact outlast the pandemic. This is the key result of a new study by a team of economists based in Potsdam and Berlin that looked at COVID-19's impact on the energy system and demand for electricity."

Constellations Collaborating for Social Impact (AVPN 2021 CONFERENCE)

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The Constellations Awards celebrate the remarkable ways in which social investors across Asia collaborate to address the complex challenges of our times.

Avoiding the Climate Poverty Spiral: Social protection to avoid climate-induced loss & damage (ACTION AID)

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"This briefing from ActionAid and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation outlines how gender-responsive systems of social protection and the various tools and policies that they include can help to deliver a human-rights based approach to sustainable development, while minimising and addressing climate-induced loss and damage."

Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

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The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.The Music Against Child Labour Initiative, which brings together musicians to raise awareness of child labour, is launching a song competition on 3 February 2021 to mark the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

Upskilling for Shared Prosperity

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A report by PwC and the World Economic Forum urges bold action on upskilling to create inclusive economies and societies

16 youth activists partner with GPE to transform education

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Global Partnership for Education's (GPE) youth leaders are supporting GPE’s financing campaign to transform education systems in the lowest income countries in the world. As the coronavirus pandemic puts school and learning further out of reach for children globally, they are raising the alarm and calling for support to education.

Education for sustainable development and the climate emergency: ‘Bending the curve for climate change (UNESCO, 10th Feb)

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"Education has been recognized as a crucial element to counter climate change and is one of the priority areas of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) because it has the power to transform the way people feel, think and behave. Education contributes to raising awareness on the physical mechanisms and the emergency of climate change and its impacts".

Global Sports Week

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With support of President Emmanuel Macron as well as the patronage of UNESCO, the second edition of the Global Sports Week is taking place from 1 to 5 February 2021 in Paris. The theme of this year edition is “F​or an innovative and sustainable sports economy - reinvention in action​” and is structured around 6 ‘SHIFTS’ - lifestyle, equality, power, data, climate and health.

Bloomberg Innovation Index

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South Korea is the most innovative nation followed by Singapore, Switzerland and Germany according to the recently published Bloomberg Innovation Index

Democracy Index 2020: In sickness and in health? (ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE UNIT)

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Democracy was dealt a major blow in 2020. Almost 70% of countries covered by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index recorded a decline in their overall score, as country after country locked down to protect lives from a novel coronavirus. The global average score fell to its lowest level since the index began in 2006.

The Future of Asian Cities (UN-ESCAP)

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Radical proposals to truly transform cities in the Asia Pacific under the following pillars: 1) Future of Urban Planning, 2) The Future of Urban Resilience, 3)Smart and inclusive cities , 4) The future of urban finance Investing in healthy cities

FIFA launches major new global education programme to strengthen and build safeguarding capacity across football

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FIFA has announced the launch of the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma – a major new global education programme designed to strengthen and professionalise safeguarding standards across football.

UK TREASURY REVIEW: Nature is a blind spot in economics that we ignore at our peril, says Dasgupta Revie

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Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s review presents the first comprehensive economic framework of its kind for biodiversity. It calls for urgent and transformative change in how we think, act and measure economic success to protect and enhance our prosperity and the natural world.