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

Call for submissions: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2021

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What are you planning to do for IDSDP this year, given the current crisis? Share your plans and any examples of adaptation and innovation with the sportanddev community.

From Science to Practice! Research And Knowledge To Achieve The SDGs

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A series of events organized by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, are being organized, Human Well-Being and Capabilities on 29th of March, Sustainable and Just Economies on 30th of March, Food Systems and Nutrition Patterns on 31st March, Towards 2030: Navigating Complexity and Information Overload in Decision Making on April 1st

Call for Papers: COVID-19 and Development – Effects and New Realities for the Global South

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges and has undone hard-earned progress on the pathway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will host its annual WIDER Development Conference online during 6-8 September 2021, with the aim of connecting research and policy communities around the world...

Online Dialogue: 21st Century Reset: Human Development, Volunteering and the New Social Contract

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This online dialogue taking place on 23 March 2021 at 4pm CET will stir discussions on what aspects must be considered when designing a new social contract between citizens and states for building back a greener, more equitable world post-COVID.

Volunteerism and the 21st Century Social Contract ( UNV driven discussion group)

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FROM UNV: "What could be the role of volunteerism in the evolution of a new social contract between people and states that secures rights and dignity for all?"


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World Water Day, 22 March 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. Over the past few months, we have asked people around the world what means to them. Your replies have helped shape the World Water Day campaign.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: NEWS ROUND UP

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Yesterday, 21st of March was commemorate as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Find here some links of articles and stories covering the event.


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Side events will be held fully virtually. Side events can be organized and sponsored by Member States, the UN system, other Intergovernmental organizations, accredited CSOs or other stakeholders. Held outside the official programme, they provide an opportunity to discuss the theme of the 2021 APFSD “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific”.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

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The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual and inclusive intergovernmental forum and a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular those with special needs, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the high-level political forum.

Platform on sustainable finance (EU)

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The Platform on Sustainable Finance plays a key role in enabling such cooperation by bringing together the best expertise on sustainability from the corporate and public sector, from industry as well as academia, civil society and the financial industry join forces.

Global Day of Climate Action: NEWS ROUND UP

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March 19th was one of the Global Day(s) of Climate Action, you will find here a news round up. Actually it seems there are a number of these days....


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Global nonprofit Points of Light announced today the launch of Points of Light Engage, the world’s largest digital hub for volunteering and community engagement opportunities. Engage builds upon the technology and partnerships established through the All For Good initiative, which launched in 2008. The new service will serve as the organization’s premiere volunteer platform.

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)

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The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021.

2021 UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

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The 2nd UN South Asia Forum will be organised virtually over 3 days (17-19 March 2021). Safe space sessions – which will be held under the Chatham House Rule and aim to facilitate conversation among specific stakeholder groups – will be organised on 16 March prior to the official opening of the Forum.

Sustainable Development Goals can guide Asia and the Pacific to build back better, says UN report

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The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress everywhere and urgently reverse its regressing trends on many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve its ambitions by 2030, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum, 20-21 April

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"Discussions at the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum will be underpinned by research released in 2020 on Australia’s progress against the SDGs. The Transforming Australia report showed that, while the country is performing well in health and education, it is failing to reduce emissions, waste, and environmental degradation" shares Sophie Arnold.


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Monday, March 22, 1 – 2:30 EST: When global education became virtual global education, program decisions impacted communities around the world. Particularly among organizations that have built their program models from community-driven and community-based principles, the move to virtual presented significant questions regarding whether to move forward, and how.

Volunteering for Social change: IAVE SPRING SERIES

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In this 4-part webinar series, we will explore the role of volunteers in social activism and the various ways they contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable society. The sessions will have a particular focus on the role of volunteers in dealing with the impact of and supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community encourages stronger cross-sectoral collaboration towards COVID-19 recovery

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JAKARTA, 16 March 2021 – Yesterday, Brunei Darussalam’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat, hosted the 16th Coordinating Conference on the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOC-COM), to enhance synergy on the cross-sectoral and cross-pillar work of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).

Call for submissions: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 2021

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"What are you planning to do for IDSDP this year, given the current crisis? Share your plans and any examples of adaptation and innovation with the sportanddev community".