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

ISS: Inaugural lecture Professor Shuaib Lwasa

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On Thursday 11 May 2023 Professor Shuaib Lwasa will give his inaugural lecture. This lecture will be on 'Rethinking universalism in urban development: A critical reflection and learning from the Global South'.

First Climate Democracy Action cohort launches action plans

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Six months after they first convened in October 2022, the 32 governments and civil society organizations in 22 countries selected for the first cohort of our Climate Democracy Action (CDA) accelerator have “graduated”! In a webinar in March, they celebrated the completion of phase 1 of their journey toward a just climate transition — the development of concrete action plans.

Submission to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology on the Global Digital Compact

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Submission to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology on the Global Digital Compact from UN Women on behalf of the Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence; Equality Now; and the Alliance for Universal Digital Rights (Audri) 28 April 2023

Discussion papers on the theme of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, submitted by major groups and other stakeholders

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Major Groups and other stakeholders have submitted position papers on the theme of the July 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), ‘Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.’

14th Petersberg Climate Dialogue: An important milestone for climate negotiations leading up to COP28

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The focus of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue is on laying the groundwork for the COP28 Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates. Representatives from over 40 countries will meet at the Federal Foreign Office to this end. You can find out exactly what is on the agenda here.

Indigenous leaders demand apology from king Charles

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Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, Indigenous leaders and politicians from Commonwealth countries including Australia have called for the British monarch to formally apologise for the ongoing effects of colonisation.

Chair of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture Presents Annual Report to the Committee against Tortur

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Suzanne Jabbour, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, said after being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Subcommittee was able to resume a full programme of its visiting activities. It conducted high-level talks in Brazil, and visits to Argentina, Tunisia, Lebanon, Türkiye, Ecuador, Australia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Singapore: UN experts condemn continued use of death penalty for drug-related crimes

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GENEVA (28 April 2023) – UN experts* today strongly condemned Singapore’s execution of Tangaraju s/o Suppiah on Tuesday (26) and called on the Government to impose an immediate moratorium on capital punishment in the country.

Trending in Asia: Top News Stories on Business and Human Rights

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This monthly roundup of Asia’s trending Business and Human Rights news stories because you previously signed up to UNDP’s B+HR Asia mailing list. To opt out of receiving these monthly summaries, please click here. If you were forwarded this email, please click here to sign up.

Special Rapporteurs launch the 2023 Joint Declaration on media freedom and democracy

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Last update: 2 May 2023 The 30th anniversary event of World Press Freedom Day will take place on 2 May at the UN General Assembly Hall, in a full day of plenaries with prominent human rights advocates, press freedom activists, media leaders and renowned journalists. The list of speakers is updated regularly. Full draft programme can be consulted below.

The 2023 Joint Declaration on Media Freedom and Democracy

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Commemorating the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression mandate holders* from the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the African Commission of Human Rights (ACHPR), and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) issued a Joint Declaration

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Free expression drives all other human rights

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United Nations and press freedom and media organizations will mark 30 years of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, 2023, celebrating the importance of freedom of the press and freedom of expression, and urging governments to uphold and protect Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

World Press Freedom Day 3 May

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Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights. 2023 year marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. Three decades have passed since it was proclaimed in 1993, in which we have seen substantial progress towards achieving a free press and freedom of expression around the world.

Most Europeans are worried about climate change, and blame humanity for global warming (YouGov)

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Germans are the least likely to think mankind is responsible for the changing climate Most Europeans continue to be worried about climate change, according to a new YouGov Eurotrack survey.

D+C Digital Monthly 2023/05: Migrants and refugees

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The latest edition of D+C, published by the German Cooperation and Development assistance, focuses on migration and how to sustain democracy.

2023 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs)

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The COPs of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions began what many expect to be a busy two-week meeting. The three bodies, the Basel Convention COP16 (BC COP16), the Rotterdam Convention COP11 (RC COP11), and the Stockholm Convention COP11 (SC COP11), each have important issues to consider.

Global Citizen NOW (April 27 and 28 )

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Global Citizen NOW is back for a second year with a new agenda for urgent action. The time has always been now to end extreme poverty, and that’s exactly what we’re driving action towards at this year’s NOW summit taking place on April 27 and 28 in New York City.

Activists encouraged to apply for UN SDG Action Awards

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Activists striving to achieve a more just and equitable future for all people and the planet, are being encouraged to apply for a UN award that celebrates initiatives and individuals working to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality.


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NEW YORK, 06 April 2022 –Amidst the growing number of development crises facing the world, today United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada as new Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Development Goals Advocates group.

Financing mining for transition minerals in South Africa: Are banks doing enough on human rights?

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This report looks at the human rights commitments and actions of 15 banks (5 local, 10 international) linked to the financing of transition minerals extraction in South Africa. The research revealed these banks are failing to take adequate measures to avoid contributing to abuses in this particularly risky sector.