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

SINGAPOREAN President Halimah Yacob ADDDRESS TO PARLIAMENT: “A STRONG PEOPLE-GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP, TO BUILD OUR FUTURE SINGAPORE”

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The new generation of leaders in Singapore must work hard to strengthen the nation, reshaping its core identity, making more caring and inclusive while maintaining the edge over the world

MALAYSIA ELECTION SPECIAL: OPPOSITION WINS ( FROM THE STAR)

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One of the longest serving coalition, UMNO, in power since indipendece, crumble. Find here some key articles

malaysia election special: the opposition is set to win BIG TIME

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It really looks like the BN, the governing coalition in power since independence is going to lose this election. Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former leader of BN and prime minister from 1981 to 2003 and now leading the opposition, already declared victory.

Asia-Pacific leaders convene in Bangkok for annual UN regional forum

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Political leaders and high-level government and UN officials from across the region will convene in Bangkok this week for the 74th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

TODAY IS EUROPE DAY: Schuman Report 2018, State of the Union.

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9th May is Europe Day. It involves all of the citizens of the EU because it celebrates the declaration delivered on 9th May 1950 by Robert Schuman. On that day five years after the end of the Second World War French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the initial appeal for the construction of Europe. This declaration announced the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).

‘Robust’ economic growth in Asia-Pacific last year and ‘promising’ prospects ahead

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Economies in the Asia-Pacific region registered robust growth in 2017 and prospects for this year look promising, the United Nations development arm in the region said, urging countries to take advantage of positive conditions and address underlying vulnerabilities.

Citizens' Panel on the Future of Europe

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For the first time in the history of the EU, the Commission will convene a Citizens' Panel to prepare a public consultation on the Future of Europe. On 5-6 May, a group of 80 Europeans will come to Brussels from 27 Member States, and work together to draft a 12-question online consultation.

ADB Operations Reach $32.2 Billion in 2017 — ADB Annual Report

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Annual operations of ADB reached a record $32.2 billion in 2017, as the bank continues to meet Asia and the Pacific’s growing development needs, according to the Annual Report. This was a 26% increase from the year before.

The UNV Path to 2020

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The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has invited UN Member States to undertake a situation analysis at the national level on three elements of volunteer infrastructural arrangements: (a) policy and legislation, (b) functioning schemes and organizations at the national and subnational levels; and (c) the state of impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation

South Asia leaders meet in Nepal to radically improve education in the region

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A big gathering organized by UNICEF REGIONAL SOUTH ASIA office reviews progress and challenges on primary education: 30 million children at the age of 5-14 are currently left out of school

States of Change: Building the next generation of public innovation

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States of Change brings together the world’s best public innovation practitioners and experts. Together, we’re working to enhance the quality, coherence and reach of public innovation learning, and to ultimately improve lives for citizens across the world.

Pakistan’s youth moment by Dr Adil Najam ( The News, Pakistan)

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Dr Adil Najam, the inaugural dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, is the d lead author of the Pakistan National Human Development Report on Youth

Pakistan's National Human Rights Report focuses on Youths:

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With the title, Unleashing the potential of a Young Pakistan, the report can help create a new momentum to harness the power of youths who are in the highest numbers ever.

Singapire PM Lee Hsien Loong delivered his 2018 May Day Rally speech on 1 May 2018.

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May day is a big deal in many part of the world, including Singapore. He emphasized the role of new generation in renewing the country. He ends his speech with the following " What is the responsibility of the new generation of Singaporeans? It is to renew Singapore – to open a new chapter, to create create new possibilities and frontiers for our country.

Sir Stuart Etherington's 2018 state of the sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

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NCVO’s members are dealing with some of the most pressing problems facing our society. What you might call the new ‘five giants’. A housing crisis. The insidious impact of poverty and inequality. Health and social care systems overwhelmed by demand. Social isolation and the challenge of loneliness. And the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

NCVO Annual Conference 2018: Different thinking, bigger difference

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Interesting links on the presentations at annual NCVO conference in UK. NCVO, National Council for Voluntary Organisations is the leading umbrella organization of the not for profit sector in UK

Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse books (from PENNGSE)

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What children read shapes what they think of themselves, of others, and of the world. The world is diverse, but children’s literature doesn’t always truly reflect that.

CAN PRIVATE SECTOR FILL IN THE GAP LEFT BY THE GOVERNMENT? ( VOX NEWS)

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Ford Foundation President Darren Walker told reporter Emily Stewart he recognizes that “when presented with government that is not responding to the desires of the citizenry, citizens are looking for other ways to change public policy.”

"Preserving the Long Peace in Asia: The Institutional Building Blocks of Long-Term Regional Security"

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The Asia Society Policy Institute convened an Independent Commission on Regional Security Architecture, to explore the enhanced role that regional institutions could play in maintaining peace and stability in Asia. The report argues that Asia’s regional security architecture and its supporting regional institutions play a central role in building trust, reducing strategic disagreements.

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