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

28 September, 2020
23 September, 2020

Multi-stakeholder Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities: Towards Achieving the SDGs in Asia

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10th July, UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC BUREAU (Bangkok) recognizes that local communities are the driving force of a sustainable society and a crucial part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a new essential report on understanding what local communities can do to promote education for sustainable development.

Green Economy & COVID-19 Recovery: Implications for the Decade of Action (UNEP)

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We will discuss the future of the Decade of Action in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, the world is in need of an economic transformation – one that promotes both the sustainable well-being of individuals and of the environment in tandem. The choices that policymakers, businesses, and individuals make now will determine if we prosper and accelerate a more sustainable world.

ODI: Global Reset Dialogue

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The Overseas Development Institute, ODI, has convened global experts and stakeholders to reflect and question the future of development cooperation in a post covid-19 era.

Youths urge ASEAN Leaders to invest in future-ready education

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JAKARTA, 3 July 2020 – Twenty young leaders from across ASEAN Member States (AMS) met virtually with ASEAN Leaders at the sidelines of the 36th ASEAN Summit held on 26 June.

2nd DAY AT Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum: Agenda

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The Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum will take place virtually on Thursday July 9 & Friday July 10. There will be FREE registration and will be presented via a Zoom Webinar. The Forum is designed to advance education, advocacy and research on the roles and contributions of athletes in promoting social change, human rights and development.

INTERVIEW WITH UDAYA MANANDHAR, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT

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From holding senior executive positions with several international not for profit, including Save the Children and Room to Read, Udaya is one of the senior post development practitioner in the country and within South Asia. In this exclusive interview, Udaya recalls his working experience to promote community based learning, civic engagement and local grassroots leadership.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s remarks at Global Deal Conference on “Social Dialogue and the SDGs in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder initiative for social dialogue and inclusive growth – a partnership of governments, businesses and employers’ organisations, trade unions, civil society and other organisations. The aim of the Global Deal partnership is to benefit from, and contribute to, a platform that highlights the value of social dialogue and strengthens existing co-operation structure

New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years (WMO Press Release)

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"Geneva, 9 July 2020 – The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)".

UNDP ADMINISTRATOR: TED VIDEO "The alliances needed to rebuild the developing world"

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"Developing countries need strong alliances between the public and private sectors to rebuild after COVID-19, says Achim Steiner, administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). From building virus tracking systems to supporting clean energy projects and expanding health care, hear how the UNDP is creating partnerships between states and the financial, communications, technology

IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit: Towards a Sustainable Recovery, ADB President + New Partnership for renewables

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This is the speech of Masatsugu Asakawa, President of the Asian Development Bank at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Clean Energy Transitions Summit, 9 July 2020. It is followed by a press release covering the new Mou between ADB and International Energy Agency.

Dakota Access pipeline in the USA suspended due to enviromental concerns

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US district judge James Boasberg sides with native Americans, causing a blow to efforts to build a 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline passes through four states

Global Partnership for Education approves over US$400 million for education to keep children learning through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis

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Press Release: Washington, DC, July 8, 2020 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved grants totaling US$381 million to help 47 countries respond to corona virus-related school closures and ensure children are continuing to learn during the pandemic.

Climate Change:It is not getting any better

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We report two news published today: "CO2 levels are rising at about 2.5 ppm per year, meaning that by 2025 we will have exceeded anything seen in the last 3.3 million years" and a news from the World Meteorological Organization that global temperature will probably rise beyond 1.5 C in the next five years.

The parlous state of poverty eradication Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (BY Philip Alston)

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The Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, offers a profound criticism on the efforts aimed to poverty eradication, especially on the way poverty eradication is measured. One message is clear: extreme poverty has not been eradicated and here there is a strong criticism towards the World Bank.

Global leaders to address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work (7-9 JULY)

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More than 50 Heads of State and government, as well as prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders are to take part in global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work on 8 July. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will also deliver an address, as will the heads of a number of UN and international agencies.

Webinar: Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum

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2020 Theme: The role and impact of mentors and mentoring on the next generation of athletes and social change.

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery

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Today, 7th of July, the European Commission's Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China's Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA).

UNICEF Executive Board: Strategic Plan midterm review and COVID-19 response reimagine a world fit for every child

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NEW YORK, United States of America, 2 July 2020 ─ The UNICEF Executive Board ended its 2020 annual session this morning. With the telecommuting arrangements in place during the global COVID-19 pandemic, this marked the first-ever virtual formal session in the Board’s history (PRESS RELEASE)

Urgent action needed on COVID-19 recovery to stay on course for sustainable development (FROM UN ESCAP)

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Governments and key stakeholders will come together at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020, which opens today, to assess the pandemic’s impacts on countries’ initiatives to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as collectively deliberate upon urgent global actions to support recovery and building back better.

Generation Equality Forum to develop new Compact for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action

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The Generation Equality Forum will develop a new Compact for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action to drive action on the existing extensive normative frameworks and commitments and to strengthen coordination across existing mechanisms, systems, networks, partnerships and capacities.

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