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

Interview with Jim McRitchie

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I met Jim in mid-1979 as we were both heading off from California to graduate school at Boston College.  We were studying workplace democracy.  Jim was a bit older than me but we lived together along with Jim Gallese, in a roach infested apartment in Cleveland Circle.  Jim McRitchie taught me to make stir-fry something which has led to a healthy diet.  Jim continues in his "retirement" to do good in the world and is very entertaining in telling me about his life.  Enjoy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFqMBNxxV6c

Gender, Climate and Security: Sustaining inclusive peace on the frontlines of climate change

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The report, a joint publication of UN Women, UNEP, UNDP and DPPA (Department of Peace Building and Political Affairs), assesses entry points for integrated action across existing global agendas and suggests concrete recommendations for how policymakers, development practitioners and donors can advance three inter-related goals: peace and security, climate action and gender equality.(June,9th,2020)

Social and Economic Impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Asia-Pacific (UNDP)

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Prepared by the the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, the report focuses, first on on saving lives and re-calibrate the budgets in order to offer economic stimulus and protect the most vulnerable.

JUNE GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS ( THE WORLD BANK)

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Estimates based on growth projections from the June 2020 Global Economic Prospects report show that, when compared with pre-crisis forecasts, COVID-19 could push 71 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 under the baseline scenario and 100 million under the downside scenario.

Statement by Commissioner Brenda Lucki (RCMP), Press Release

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The head of the Canadian police force, formally known as Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, retreats previous declarations and officially states that in her institution, there is systematic racism: "I did acknowledge that we, like others, have racism in our organization, but I did not say definitively that systemic racism exists in the RCMP. I should have".

AVPN CONFERENCE: Harnessing the Power of Networks to Build a Better World

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Key Takeaways Explore various social investment opportunities to drive systemic impact Reflect on principles that can help public, private and civil societies rebuild thriving ecosystems that are driven by sustainability Learn about innovative financing models have been successful in meeting immediate and long-term needs

Talking to your kids about racism (UNICEF)

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How to start the important conversation and keep it going.

FRON AVPN CONFERENCE: The Challenges for Corporates in Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Key Takeaways Key Takeways: Reforming business as usual to adapt to the new post-COVID world order Inspiring action and impact leadership through business-relevant crisis response Transforming business contingency planning to prepare for a holistic socio-economic response for crisis

‘Opportunity’ in crisis: UN regional forum on business and human rights seeks high road in post COVID-19 recovery

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A virtual event brings together a broad range of delegates to discuss strategies to manage the impact of COVID-19 in the region and chart a path to a more inclusive future.

Responding to the anger ( Klaus Schwab Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum)

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The anger generated by the murder of George Floyd has brought forth once more demands for real civil rights and an end to the racism that scars societies, not just in the United States but also around the world. In rightly addressing the cause of that outrage – the blight of racism – it is also necessary to address the fundamental inequalities amplified by the pandemic.

Mia Hansen Interview

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grh3B8ZyS6Y

 

Mia Hansen is an incredible humanitarian.  Her life work is to help others.  Check out this engaging interview with her.  You will love it.

Coronavirus leading to ‘desperately unequal’ learning levels: UNICEF

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With nearly 1.2 billion children out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inherent inequalities in accessing the internet and other tools, allow them to continue their studies threatens to deepen the global crisis in learning, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned.

Gavi launches innovative financing mechanism for access to COVID-19 vaccines

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Gavi Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines (Gavi Covax AMC) launched at Global Vaccine Summit 2020 draws strong support, early commitments from global leaders

The 2020 Angel City Games Presented by The Hartford are going VIRTUAL!

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Join Angel City all summer long for sport, special events, and community building! Everybody is welcome to participate in these three unique weeks! Start training, connecting and marking your calendars!

Call for volunteer representatives at the Global Technical Meeting

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is looking for 15 volunteers to represent the volunteer community globally and amplify volunteer voices during the Global Technical Meeting (GTM 2020) on 'Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda'. These volunteers will also be invited to support the conduct of the meeting, which is a virtual event convening mid-July 2020.

World leaders make historic commitments to provide equal access to vaccines for all (PRESS RELEASE)

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The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raises US$ 8.8 billion from 32 donor governments and 12 foundations, corporations and organisations to immunise 300 million children and support the global fight against COVID-19

Sacred Seeds

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Why do I grow sunflowers and how did this obsession happen? Read on.

The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Persons with Disabilities

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The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Persons with Disabilities” on 28 May organized by UNITAR, The United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE REPORT with FoRewoRd FRom the BoARd chAiR DANIEL KATZ Board Chair

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The Rainforest Alliance has been working to protect nature and improve livelihoods around the world for 33 years. With staff based in 34 countries and six continents, we’re a truly global organization with a powerful, international alliance.

EU greenhouse gas emissions kept decreasing in 2018, largest reductions in energy sector

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The European Union (EU) cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 23.2 % from 1990 to 2018, according to latest official data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Over the period, the EU’s contribution to global emissions is estimated to have decreased from 15 % to 8 %. In 2018, the EU’s emissions decreased by 2.1 %, confirming the EEA’s preliminary estimates.

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