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

Treaty Discussion Paper to reassert the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Northern Territory, Australia

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Northern Territory in Australia might have some venues to reassert their voice and rights and a special commission has been set up to draft and negotiate a legal treaty that will re-define the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the authorities.

Mastercard Foundation and USIU-Africa Partner to Expand Access to Higher Education in Africa

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The partnership will allow 1,000 high-performing students to receive quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Open Society Foundations Announce 2020 Soros Arts Fellows

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NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations today announced the 2020 cohort of the Soros Arts Fellowship, including 10 artists, curators, cultural organizers, and researchers working at the intersection of migration, public space, and the arts. the fellows selected each receive an $80,000 stipend to realize an ambitious project over the next 18 months.

State of the Voluntary Local Reviews 2020:Local Action for Global Impact in Achieving the SDGs

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If we want to achieve the SDGs, find creative ways to "localize" them, involving and engaging local governments and most importantly the citizens, is going to be key. Each city, small or big can come up with a Local Voluntary Review of their efforts to achieve the SDGs. The report was prepared by the Institute for Global Environmental Studies

Launch of first online global course on sport and the Sustainable Development Goals

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A new, freely available online course launched this month will help individuals and organisations harness the potential of sport in their work towards sustainable development.

Reimagining Volunteering: Daily Digest

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Find here the summary of main discussions at the Global Technical Meeting on Reimagining Volunteering.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

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Almost 690 million people around the world went hungry in 2019. As progress in fighting hunger stalls, the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems. While it is too early to assess the full impact of the lockdowns and other containment measures, at least another 83 million people, and possibly as many as 132 million, may go hungry in 2020.

Social Inclusion, Gender Discrimination and Disability

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This is just a short piece on my personal thoughts to social inclusion, discrimination and disability and also how our society has been towards this matter.

Global Technical Meeting on Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda: SUMMARY OF DAY 1

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Find here a summary of opening statements at the launch of the global meeting. Among the speakers UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed, incredible volunteers from VSO Nepal, Xavier Castellanos, Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations of IFRC, Kamilla Sultanova, a volunteer at Global Dignity Finland. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.

Employment Outlook 2020 (OECD):Facing the jobs crisis (7th July, 2020)

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"The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the worst jobs crises since the Great Depression. There is a real danger that the crisis will increase poverty and widen inequalities, with the impact felt for years to come. Countries now need to do everything they can to stop this jobs crisis from turning into a social crisis. Reconstructing a better and more resilient labour market is essential".

Free trade 'will not go away' - leaders and experts weigh in on trade in a post-COVID world (BY Christopher Alessi Digital Editor, World Economic Forum)

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"A virtual meeting focused on how to ensure international trade benefits humanity and the planet in the 21st century. Sessions throughout the day focused on: subsidies and industrial policy; the future of the trade system; society, trade and COVID-19; reimagining investment; green trade recovery; digital trade, services and payment; and facilitation via innovation" BY WEF

Record temperature trajectory threatens to breach 1.5°C global heating threshold (from UNEP)

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New climate data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) predicts that the annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1.0°C above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20 per cent chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year.

"Global Technical Meeting on 'Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda" has started

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will host the Global Technical Meeting on Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda. The online special event will take place from 13 to 16 July 2020 during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

The 2020 Angel City Games started

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A great festival of adaptive sports trainings and talks has started, organized by Angel City Sports

World Population Day 2020: UN Secretary-General's Statement

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"The #COVID19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally. It is deepening existing inequalities & vulnerabilities, particularly for women & girls".

Almost a third of lemurs and North Atlantic Right Whale now Critically Endangered - IUCN Red List

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Almost a third (31%) of all lemur species in Madagascar are now Critically Endangered – just one step away from extinction – with 98% of them threatened, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This update completes a revision of all African primate assessments, concluding that over half of all primate species in the rest Africa are under threath.

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.