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

20 February, 2024

2024 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

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For the first time ever, the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is heading to Eastern Europe! From 15 to 18 May 2024, Democracy International will organize the world's largest conference on direct democracy in Bucharest, Romania.

IBA'S EVENT: Human trafficking and the rights of trafficked persons: the application of the non-punishment principle

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17 Jan 2024 1300 - 1400 GMT. A webinar presented by the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU), supported by the IBA Criminal Law Committee and IBA Human Rights Law Committee

ADB: Strategies for Rapidly Decoupling Carbon Dioxide Emissions from GDP in Asia and the Pacific

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GDP and CO2 Emissions in Asia CO2 emissions must decouple from GDP growth to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.Asia and the Pacific, accounting for 60% of global CO2 emissions, face the critical task of decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions amid varied economic statuses, from high-income nations to emerging economies, each grappling with unique challenges.

SHIFT PROJECT: Human Rights Defenders and Shrinking Civic Space: A Guide for Financial Institutions

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IN OUR LATEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PRACTITIONERS CIRCLE REPORT, WE EXPLORE THE ROLE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS CAN, AND SHOULD, PLAY IN ADDRESSING SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE. By Francesca de Meillac, Ashleigh Owens

The contribution of sports to the European Green Deal

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The European Commission has released its report on the contribution of sports to the European Green Deal, making the roadmap publicly available for the first time.

Matchmaking for green cities? Accelerating climate finance in urban areas

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Asia and the Pacific is home to 54 per cent of the world's urban population, who are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change (ESCAP, 2023; IPCC, 2022). Why then, do climate action projects in cities commonly face delays in implementation?

Gender, Business and Human Rights Trainings in India

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Join us this January in India for two trainings on gender, business and human rights for companies operating in India. DATE 18 - 22 January 2024

RSA'S BICENTENARY MEDAL: 2023 medallist – Satish Kumar and Schumacher College

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The RSA Bicentenary Medal was instituted in 1954 to commemorate the founding of the RSA over two hundred years earlier and has been awarded annually to a variety of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of design in industry and society.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Front Line Defenders 2024 Award for human rights defenders at risk

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NOMINATION PROCESS FOR THE 2024 FRONT LINE DEFENDERS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK IS NOW OPEN

FAIRTRADE INTERNATIONAL: An empty chair - Five reflections on COP28

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By Sophie Aujean, Fairtrade’s Director of Global Advocacy From 30 November to 12 December, Dubai hosted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP28. As I returned to my home country and reflected on my experience, I shared the opinion of many other Fairtrade delegates.

SOMO: The carbon offset industry needs to be abolished

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In the shadow of COP28 in Dubai, SOMO joins the many voices demanding an end to carbon offsets and a greater focus on real climate action and emissions reductions.

UNESCAP: Strengthening solidarity-based social protection systems in Asia and the Pacific

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o promote positive socio-economic development based on the principles of solidarity and inclusivity, with a view to reinvigorate a new social contract in the region, ESCAP developed a self-paced online learning course on social protection.

Advocating for equality: IDSN delegation addresses challenges faced by Dalits at key UN Forums

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An IDSN delegation of Dalit human rights defenders participated in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights held on 27-29 November as well as the UN Forum on Minority Issues, held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 30 November – 1 December 2023. The delegation made an important impact giving statements and participating in panels, sessions and events.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT FORUM: Achieving Transformational Results in Housing Through Partnerships

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In this new podcast episode, we learn how that progress became a reality in our conversation with two leaders from this work, Omar Carrillo Tinajero (Center for Community Investment) and Heather Vaikona (Lift to Rise).

The Global Refugee Forum in Numbers

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The second-ever Global Refugee Forum closed on Friday. The world’s largest gathering on refugee issues resulted in over 1,600 pledges of action and financial commitments worth an estimated $2.2 billion.

FAO: New research urges data-driven action for agriculture and food systems change

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The data shows urgent need for improvement, as well as the potential for shared learnings. 19/12/2023 "The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030", published today by The Food Systems Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI), provides the first science-based monitoring to guide decision-makers as they seek wholesale transformation of the global agriculture and food system.

UN UNIVERSITY EVENT: 21st December, The Role of Science in Building a Sustainable Society

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TOKYO: This event will discuss interdisciplinary cooperation and citizen participation for achieving the SDGs. Time 21 Dec 2023, 10:00 - 21 Dec 2023, 17:00 Asia/Tokyo Address UNU HQ 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo Details Interpretation provided Open to public

Free Them All: The Fred Hiatt Program to Free Political Prisoners

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Through this new initiative, Freedom House aims to document and study the cases of the thousands of activists who have been imprisoned or otherwise deprived of their liberty, and to advocate for their immediate release.

UN: Poverty in the State of Palestine set to soar by more than a third if war continues for a second month

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UN Development Programme and Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia warn that up to 16 years of human development could be wiped out

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