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

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of ASIA PACIFIC SDG Progress Report

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The Asia-Pacific region is in danger of failing to achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without extra efforts from all stakeholders.

THE BEST CROWDFUNDING PLATFORMS

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You will find here a review of the best crowdfunding platforms now in the market. Crowdfunding can be really useful but there are also challenges attached to it.

WFP chief warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ ( from WFP)

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Beasley, the Executive Director of the World Food Progra, while addressing the UN Security Council, said “Millions of civilians living in conflict-scarred nations, including many women and children, face being pushed to the brink of starvation, with the spectre of famine a very real and dangerous possibility.”

From the Elders: COVID-19: a joint call to the G20 for coordination on health and the economy

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The Elders have joined global leaders to call on the G20 to undertake immediate and coordinated health and economic measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PATHFINDERS APRIL NEWSLETTER

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The Pathfinders are a group of 33 UN member states, international organizations, global partnerships, civil society, and the private sector. Contact us to explore membership of new Pathfinder countries and other partners.

Thomson Reuters Foundation launches Coronavirus Crisis Reporting Hub

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Press Release: The Thomson Reuters Foundation has launched its Coronavirus Crisis Reporting Hub: a virtual training, knowledge-sharing and network-building platform for journalists covering the global pandemic: http://reportinghub.trust.org/

2020 - Global Report on Food Crises ( World Food Program)

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The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises.

Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth:FREE WEB BINAR

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) invites you to join our networks around the world, around the clock for a 24-hour webinar event, Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day anniversary, Wednesday, April 22. During this 24-hour webinar, we will circumnavigate the globe to navigate happiness, well-being, and sustainability amongst COVID-19.

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!!!!

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Perhaps it is time we reflected on what it really means to have a special day dedicated to our earth.

PRESS RELEASE: How to confront the coronavirus catastrophe ( OFXAM)

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Oxfam is proposing two things that the G20 and other leaders can do now: develop a global public health plan and emergency response to tackle the disease head on; and create an economic rescue plan to pay for the huge increase in public health and to help ordinary people cope with the huge economic costs precipitated by this virus.

Press Freedom Index

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With the usual Scandinavian countries at the top ( Norway 1st, Finland 2nd, Denmark 3rd, Sweden 4th) the top ten also see interesting surprises like Jamaica (6th), Costa Rica (7th). Malaysia and Maldives are the best improved countries thanks to the changes ( reversed at least for Malaysia) in their governments over 2019. Nepal is at 112th position.

PRESS RELEASE: IMF STATEMENT WITH REGIONAL FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS

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The joint statement says " “We are determined to provide the necessary support to mitigate the economic and financial impacts of the pandemic, especially on the most vulnerable people and countries".

Press Release: New funding: Education Out Loud calls on civil society to increase transparency in education

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The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is launching a call for proposals for grants funding social accountability and transparency in the national education sector.

PRESS RELEASE: World Bank remains outlier on debt relief: Oxfam

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The World Bank can do much more to provide relief and support to developing countries: fully cancel all developing country debt payments for 2020.

Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme have launched a new initiative: the Africa Women Health Champions. The partnership seeks to recruit 100 women to support WHO in improving people’s health and well-being in the region, while also promoting gender equality on the continent.

UNV and Covid 19

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In support of countries and UN partners in the COVID-19 response, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is investing its own resources to immediately deploy 50 UN Volunteers to countries severely affected by the crisis.

UNDESA World Social Report 2020

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The challenge of inequality in a rapidly changing world. The World Social Report 2020 examines the impact of four such megatrends on inequality: technological innovation, climate change, urbanization and international migration. Technological change can be an engine of economic growth, offering new possibilities in health care, education, communication and productivity. But it can also exacerbate

A BAN ON WILD LIFE TRADING? Oxford University Experts say it is not a good idea.

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It is now known that covid 19 was originated from a wild animal trade market in China. Many have called for a global ban of such kind of trade but experts from Oxford Martin School is not a a good idea. Better regulated trade.

World Bank Group President Malpass: Remarks to the Development Committee, 17th April

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"Our program is based on three pillars: protect the poorest and most vulnerable households; support businesses and save jobs, which IFC and MIGA are working with private sector clients to do by supporting trade and working capital lines; and help developing countries implement emergency health operations and strengthen economic resilience."

Press Statement: UNAIDS calls for increase in health spending and social protection as an essential part of the economic response to COVID-19

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UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima’s statement on the economic response to COVID-19 during an online event held on 16 April 2020 cosponsored by the Global Development Policy Center and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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