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

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS LAUNCHED IN UKRAINE

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Today the National Association of Social Workers Ukraine (NASWU) was officially launched in the country’s central district of Kamenets Podisk. Representatives from the office of the Prime Minister joined the District Mayor, Mr Mykhailo Simashkevych, along with local social workers, social work students, professionals from other parts of the country and members of the International Federation....

NEW FELLOWS JOIN THE ECHOING GREEN FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2022

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Announced in October 2022, these 20 Echoing Green Fellows are innovating for our collective future.

Building Climate Justice Through Participatory Governance (Wednesday, November 2, 2022 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (EAST AMERICAN TIME).)

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Join City University of New York (CUNY) for a virtual panel discussion on "Building Climate Justice Through Participatory Governance: Frameworks and Case Studies from the U.S." with Lebaron Sims, Demos; Johana Bozuwa, Community and Climate Project; and Thomas Hanna, Democracy Collaborative. It will be moderated by Michael Menser, Brooklyn College and CUNY. with Denise Thompson, John Jay College/CU

PEOPLE POWERED'S October news: digital impact stories, platform survey, regional hubs

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n this month’s newsletter: Stories of human impact from online participation in China, Argentina, Chile and Kyrgyzstan Survey: Tell us about the digital participation platforms you use Regional hubs kick off New People Powered team members Featured resources What we’re reading Upcoming events Funding opportunities

Enabling women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific through smart legislative and policy reforms (UN-ESCAP)

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The event, attended by more than 100 participants, focused on the legal and regulatory challenges facing women entrepreneurs in the region, presented case studies of successful reforms, and identified strategies for the way forward. In her opening remarks, World Bank Group Global Director for Gender, Hana Brixi, emphasized the need to “draw on everyone’s experiences and work together to prioritize

Inadequate progress on climate action makes rapid transformation of societies only option - UNEP

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Climate pledges leave the world on track for a temperature rise of 2.4-2.6°C by the end of this century Updated pledges since COP26 in Glasgow take less than one per cent off projected 2030 greenhouse gas emissions; 45 per cent is needed for limiting global warming to 1.5°C

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENT

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UNESCAP: 30 October 2022, 09:15 - 12:30 Maldives Time | By invitation only

World Energy Outlook 2022 shows the global energy crisis can be a historic turning point towards a cleaner and more secure future

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The global energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing profound and long-lasting changes that have the potential to hasten the transition to a more sustainable and secure energy system, according to the latest edition of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook.

Malaysia and the Politics Behind the Death Penalty: A Tumultuous Relationship.

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By Michelle Chew, on 24 October 2022. On 6 October 2022, the Malaysian government tabled bills abolishing the mandatory death penalty. However, the parliament was dissolved on 10 October, before the bills were passed.

Climate change: No ‘credible pathway’ to 1.5C limit, UNEP warns

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National pledges to reduce harmful emissions offer little hope of avoiding climate disaster, UN climate experts said on Thursday, in an urgent appeal for a radical transformation of the energy sector, before it’s too late.

8th Session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on a proposed treaty on business and human rights

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The 8th session of the UN open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG) is taking place on 24-28 October 2022 in Geneva.

FORUM ASIA: Connecting the Dots: Artist Protection & Artistic Freedom in Asia

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In light of these concerning developments, PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection is releasing Connecting the Dots: Artist Protection & Artistic Freedom in Asia, a new report that illuminates the challenges to artistic freedom that artists in the region face.

The coldest year of the rest of their lives

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This UNICEF report provides yet more evidence that children are on the front lines of the climate crisis.

2022 Stockholm Security Conference

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On 8–14 November, SIPRI will convene the seventh annual Stockholm Security Conference, this year under the heading of ‘Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century: Effects and Impact of the War in Ukraine’. The conference will be held in a virtual format with more information forthcoming.

CommUniversity Workshops & Grants to Support Community-University Research

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Talloires Network of Engaged Universities and Open Society University Network (OSUN) have awarded 24 grants to faculty and graduate students in 14 countries to support their engaged scholarship.

UCL: Financing of Innovation and Development in the Global South

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25 October 2022, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm. This Discussion Panel addresses challenges of the Global South by linking their innovation systems with the national industrial development goals while coping with challenges of technological and financial dependency.

Global Disability Summit 2022 Report

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The Global Disability Summit (GDS2022) was held in February 2022. The Summit represented a pivotal moment and collected more than 1400 new commitments; the pledges came from a diverse array of 190 stakeholders including governments, multilateral agencies, donors, foundations, the private sector, CSOs, and organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs).

New research: Companies need to invest in water and toilets to drive health, wealth and business (WATER AID)

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Posted by Jeff Greene on 23 August 2022 In Individuals, Employees and companies, India, Bangladesh, Campaigns, Fundraising resources, Water, Partnership, Education, Hygiene

Abolition of the death penalty at the United Nations Human Rights Council 51st session

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The United Nations Human Rights Council met for its 51st regular session from September 12 to October 7, 2022. If you missed it, here is what happened regarding the abolition of the death penalty!

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