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

17 September, 2021

I’mPOSSIBLE unveils new look to celebrate three year anniversary

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The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) global education programme I’mPOSSIBLE is celebrating three years of empowering youths of all abilities by unveiling a new brand look and feel.

IPC President Andrew Parsons speaks his heart out at Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

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"When the shadow of uncertainty was upon us, they never stopped training, they never stopped pursuing their dreams, and they never stopped believing they would be here in this stadium tonight. They are a force of nature, a force for good." shares the President of the International Paralympics Committee.

ODI PAPER: Towards sustained development in Small Island Developing States: why we need to reshape global governance

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This working paper written by Matthew Bishop, Rachid Bouhia, George Carter, Jack Corbett, Courtney Lindsay, Michelle Scobie, Emily Wilkinson analyses how "global governance reforms are urgently needed to allow SIDS to exploit new niches and sustain levels of development in a post-pandemic and warming world".

Online Event: Essential for Recovery Summit

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#Essential4Recovery, the first summit to lay out a global vision for a just economic recovery that recognizes the value of essential workers.Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 6:45 PM – Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 8:15 AM +0545

9th Global Affordable Housing Conference

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The biennial Global Affordable Housing Conference, hosted by the World Bank Group, is the foremost global event for affordable housing. As a well-anticipated event, it brings together participants and speakers from the public and private sector, including housing practitioners, academia, non-profit organizations, government agencies, developers and more.

Conversations on Rethinking Human Development

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Bringing together diverse voices from across the world, this publication launches a global dialogue on human development in the 21st century. The Report is a joint initiative between The International Science Council and UNDP.

ADB: Virtual Policy Dialogue on Rethinking the Role of Cities and Urban Function (Event | 24 August 2021 Online)

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COVID-19 has reinforced the need for healthy, livable, and resilient cities, highlighting the relationship between health, space, and infrastructure. With many cities under lockdown, public transport disrupted, health-care services running overcapacity, and infections skyrocketing, it is critical to rethink the role of cities as resilient engines of growth.

PRIX VERSAILLES THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARD

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Like each year, six airports, six university campuses, six passenger stations and six sports facilities have been chosen, from amongst the hundreds of projects completed in 2020, to compete in the Prix Versailles World Finale that according to the Guardian "recognises architecture that fosters a better interaction between economy and culture, and includes a range of categories"

The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index

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Today, UNICEF releases the new report “The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children's Climate Risk Index”. The report finds that nearly every child on earth is already exposed to at least one climate and environmental hazard, such as flooding, heatwaves, water scarcity, drought, cyclones and air pollution.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

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With most climate campaigns focused on slowing climate change and securing the planet’s future, World Humanitarian Day 2021, will highlight the immediate consequences of the climate emergency for the world’s most vulnerable people and ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs top the agenda at the UN Climate Change Con

United Nations University Water Network

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The United Nations University (UNU) focuses its water-related research on the needs of low and middle-income countries as they pursue action plans for sustainable development.

Post-COVID-19, building resilience to crises and regaining citizen’s trust should be a priority for governments, says OECD

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09/07/2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated governments’ ability to respond to a major global crisis with extraordinary flexibility, innovation and determination. However, emerging evidence suggests that much more could have been done in advance to bolster resilience and many actions may have undermined trust and transparency between governments and their citizens, according to a OECD.

Meet the athletes of the Refugee Paralympic Team (from SPORTANDDEV PLATFORM)

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Six athletes have been selected for the first ever Refugee Paralympic Team for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

[Call for participants] ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy 2021

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The ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy is a 15-hour online capacity building workshop (spread into weekly sessions) for young activists and professionals in Southeast Asia on effective human rights advocacy in ASEAN.

City playbook for advancing the SDGs

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A collection of how-to briefs on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals locally Tuesday, July 6, 2021

73% of people believe Earth approaching tipping points, according to international survey

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Today, the Global Commons Alliance released some fascinating new research highlighting how the public feel about protecting nature and its importance in safeguarding our future.

Sparklers Summit 2021, August 7th & August 14th, 2021

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Sparklers Summit 2021 is a two-day virtual experience conducted featuring achievers across diverse domains of technology, entrepreneurship and corporate world. The event will bring together young professionals and students from the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

New Guide and E-Learning Course on Volunteer Work Measurement - now out!

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Join the online course on measurement of volunteer work run by ILO and UNV in September 2021 The new measurement guide not only presents all the knowledge and experience accumulated during the development of the add-on module but also provides survey designers with the latest ILO tools and recommendations to produce statistics on volunteer work in line with current international standards.

Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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The High Level Independent Panel was asked by the G20 in January 2021 to propose how finance can be organized, systematically and sustainably, to reduce the world’s vulnerability to future pandemics1. Our report sets out critical and actionable solutions and investments to meet the challenge of an age of pandemics, and to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic damage that COVID-19 has brought.

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