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

Defending Democracy in Exile (Freedom House)

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New Freedom House Report, Defending Democracy in Exile 2022 has been published with a focus on "transitional repression"

South-East Asia Policy Dialogue: Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2022

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ESCAP’s flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (2022 Survey) lays out a road map for inclusive post-pandemic recovery and development – a “Building Forward Fairer” policy agenda. The 2022 Report goes beyond traditional macroeconomic thinking and provides new insights on how macroeconomic and

2022 Stockholm Forum: Session recordings now available

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SIPRI is pleased to announce that the session recordings of the 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development are now available. Watch the 17 online sessions and the 18 sessions recorded at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm on SIPRI's YouTube Channel.

WORLD URBAN FORUM 11 closes with calls for urgent urban action

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After five days of debate and discussion, with 400 events featuring 700 speakers from government, civil society, communities, academia and the private sector, the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) in Katowice, Poland ended.

SIPRI expert at UN open-ended working group session on reducing space threats

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As part of the Climate-related peace and security risks project, SIPRI co-hosted an expert roundtable on maintaining the operational resilience of peacekeeping operations in the face of climate-related disruptions. The event was held on 10 May in New York.

Skoll Venture Award impact report

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Nine years of accelerating positive systems change and tackling the world’s most urgent challenges.

Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave

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The Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave project seeks to catalyze support for nonviolent pro-democracy movements fighting against authoritarian rule.

The link between climate change and conflict is dangerously overlooked

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In this video, Crisis Group President & CEO Comfort Ero speaks about why the link between climate change and conflict must receive more attention.

Making sport more inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community

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LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport has been contentious, but LGBTQ+ rights are human rights, and for sport to be an inclusive space, it is imperative that LGBTQ+ policies and procedures are institutionalized in grassroots and elite sport.

“This programme is nation-building” by Inclusive Future

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An innovative disability-inclusive employment pilot programme in Nigeria, Kenya, Bangladesh and Uganda (run by the Inclusive Futures consortium, of which Sightsavers is a partner) has recently come to an end. By Simon Brown, Sightsavers

70 per cent of 10-year-olds in 'learning poverty', unable to read and understand a simple text

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The State of Global Learning Poverty: 2022 Update report shows that prolonged school closures, poor mitigation effectiveness, and household -income shocks had the biggest impact on learning poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a predicted 80 per cent of children at the end-of-primary-school-age now unable to understand a simple written text, up from around 50 per cent

Singapore: Malaysian Drug Courier Scheduled for Execution (from The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network, ADPAN)

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30 June 2022 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) is concerned with the scheduled execution of Kalwant Singh, a young Malaysian individual convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore in 2016. His execution has been scheduled to take place on 7 July 2022.

Transforming Education Pre-Summit (28-30 June UNESCO, Paris)

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The Transforming Education Pre‐Summit will be organized in Paris on 28‐30 June 2022. A Global Engagement Day on 28 June will include technical meetings on Thematic Action Tracks and engagements with key stakeholders. The High‐level segment consisting of Ministerial and Stakeholder engagement will take place from 29‐30 June 2022.

Workshop encourages Bhutan’s Parliament to adopt public hearings, engage with citizens (INTERNATIONAL IDEA)

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Under the theme of ‘Taking Parliament to the People’, International IDEA and Bhutan’s Parliamentary Secretariat jointly hosted a three-day workshop for members and staff of the country’s parliament. Held from 20-22 May 2022, the workshop was designed to increase the use of public hearings in Bhutan’s parliamentary process.

Fit for 55 package: Council reaches general approaches relating to emissions reductions and their social impacts

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The EU Council today adopted its negotiating positions (general approaches) on important legislative proposals in the ‘Fit for 55’ package. Presented by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, the package will enable the European Union to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and to achieve climate neutrality in 2050.

Introducing the Community Power Act (YOUNG FOUNDATION, UK)

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Supported by community-focused organisations, including The Young Foundation, these local leaders are now calling for a Community Power Act. This proposal outlines new laws aim to give people the power they need to shape the places they live, delivering the potential to fundamentally change where power lies in this country.

Partnership and Collaboration for Volunteering (IAVE)

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In part 2 of this webinar series, we will explore the importance of partnership and collaboration and how the global pandemic has highlighted the relevance of effective partnership in supporting and developing volunteering to deliver greater impact.