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

Canada’s new strengthened climate plan to protect the environment, create jobs, and support communities

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, which will help achieve our economic and environmental goals. The proposed plan, supported by an initial $15 billion in investments, will make life more affordable for Canadians, make communities more livable, and, at every turn, focus on creating jobs...

Human rights key to build the world we want: Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for Human Rights Day

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"Rights to free expression, to assemble and to participate in public life have been battered during the pandemic. Not because of warranted restrictions on movement to constrain the spread of COVID, but by the actions of some governments taking advantage of the situation to shut down political dissent and criticism, including by arresting civil society actors and journalists>"

Human Rights Day 10 December

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin.

UN Volunteers with disabilities and an inclusive COVID-19 response

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To date in 2020, at least 71 UN Volunteer with disabilities are deployed with our UN entity partners. We say at least, because these figures only factor in those volunteers who voluntarily disclosed their disability. There are many more, serving on regular volunteer assignments.

Production Gap Report 2020 (UNEP)

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This report highlights the discrepancy between countries’ planned fossil fuel production levels and the global levels necessary to limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C. This gap is large, with countries aiming to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

State of Climate Action: Assessing Progress Toward 2030 and 2050

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Experts highlight findings of a new report showing that while progress on climate action has been made in key sectors like power, buildings, industry, transport, forests and agriculture, it's not nearly enough to achieve a safer, climate-resilient future.

Summary of the UN Climate Change Dialogues ( from IISD)

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This is a remarkable summary of the UN sponsored Climate Change Dialogues that were run between 23 Nov to 4th Dec, 2020, a series of online events that focused on implementing various aspects of the Convention and the Paris Agreement.

Stopping Slavery( from ashoka)

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What does it take to break down the secretive, highly organized, global system of human slavery? 75 social entrepreneurs are individually and collectively the most powerful force opposing it.

In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

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UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

Climate Ambition Summit 2020

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"At the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, countries will set out new and ambitious commitments under the three pillars of the Paris Agreement: mitigation, adaptation and finance commitments. There will be no space for general statements'.

iAVE 2020 GLOBAL VIRTUAL SERIES: Volunteering 2030 – New Paradigms December 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET

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Rapidly changing societal trends, technological innovation, virtual landscapes, and a global commitment to enabling the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone, everywhere creates an emerging dynamic where established boundaries for volunteering are being challenged and changed.

CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE INDEX

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New ranking of 58 countries with the highest emissions published today: None of the countries surveyed are on a path compatible with the Paris Agreement goals / Emissions are decreasing in more than half of the countries analyzed / USA is at the bottom of the ranking.

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2020

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he Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) have launched the 2020 edition of the Europe Sustainable Development Report (ESDR)!

Together we can end violence against children and violence against women in East Asia and the Pacific Joint Statement by UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA

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Through this statement, the regional representative for East Asia and the Pacific from key UN Agencies, shares their readiness tp "strengthen ongoing collaboration to tackle violence against women and children" while also " calling on all actors working to end these violations to join hands for prevention, response and evidence generation".

2020 Global Disability Rights and Sport Project,

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The 2020 Global Disability Rights and Sport Project, a year-long research and innovation initiative designed to promote the rights of people with disabilities worldwide through sport and physical activity by the Center for Sport, Peace, & Society at University of Tennessee.

Innovation-Driven Strategies Key To Build Resilient Societies, Highlights UN Conference (UNESCAP)

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Jointly organized by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, China, in collaboration with the Guangzhou University, China, the International Conference on Emerging Technologies to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic shone the spotlight on fourth industrial revolution technologies in the areas of healthcare, business, production, educatio

Seoul: Social innovation lessons for global cities (VIDEO) BY SIX

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Seoul City’s global advisors on social innovation -- Ada Wong, Anil Gupta, Ezio Manzini, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Geoff Mulgan, Louise Pulford and Peter Ramsden -- will reflect on the various topics such as smart city, the idea of proximity and neighbourhoods, public spaces, the scale of a megalopolis, urban commons and experimentation.

Government of Canada introduces legislation respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the introduction of Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.

THE WOMEN’S FORUM CALLS TO THE G7 LEADERS TO URGENTLY TAKE ACTION

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The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society Call to Action to the G7 Leaders will help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is aligned with the one presented by UN Women, along with the European Commission and the International Labour Organization, which also addresses the G7 to recommend strategic initiatives for COVID-19 response and recovery.

Commonwealth Action Series on protecting planet amid stalled climate change momentum

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Under the theme ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Blue Economies’, panellists from the public, private and non-profit sectors will share easy-to-adopt climate solutions which young people can roll out in their communities.

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