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

Economic costs of weather-related disasters soars but early warnings save lives (World Meteorological Organization)

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Geneva, 22 May 2023 (WMO) - Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused 11 778 reported disasters between 1970 and 2021, with just over 2 million deaths and US$ 4.3 trillion in economic losses, according to a new figure from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient, and Inclusive in a Changing Climate (WB)

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New analysis from the World Bank examines the two-way relationship between cities and climate change, concluding that cities also hold one of the keys to solving the climate crisis. With data from more than 10,000 cities, the report offers insight into how to help cities become greener, more resilient, and more inclusive – in other words, on how to help their cities thrive – in a changing climate.

Harnessing Technology & Reducing Research Inequality in the Global South (IAVE WEB BINAR)

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Join us on Wednesday, June 7th for part three of IAVE's 5-part webinar series, Decolonizing & Repositioning Volunteering for Development Series.

UN Financing for Development Forum 2023: The road towards global economic solutions

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By Iolanda Fresnillo, Tove Ryding (EURODAD). Positive outcomes include the welcoming of intergovernmental discussions on tax in the outcome document.

Report launch: Spotlight on Global Multilateralism

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This new report Spotlight on Global Multilateralism offers critical analyses and presents recommendations for strengthening democratic multilateral structures and policies. Its contributors cover key areas such as peace and common security, reforms of the global financial architecture, calls for a New Social Contract, an inclusive digital future, the rights of future generations and...

Zero Draft of SDG Summit Political Declaration Turns Our World Towards 2030

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The political declaration of the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September, is under discussion among UN Member States in “zero draft” form. The next consultation on the draft Political Declaration will convene on 24 May.

Our Lakes are drying up

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From Science Magazine: "The amount of water stored in large lakes has decreased over the past three decades due to both human and climatic drivers."

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Thursday, May 18, 2023, help us celebrate the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

Indonesia: After two decades, ExxonMobil settles case of alleged human rights abuses including torture brought by Aceh villagers

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"ExxonMobil settles long-running Aceh torture lawsuit", 16 May 2023 ExxonMobil settled Monday a long-running lawsuit brought by Aceh villagers who alleged human rights violations by Indonesian military officials providing security to the oil giant. The two sides agreed to resolve "all matters," said a joint filing from the opposing counsel that did not disclose terms of the agreement.

Global temperatures set to reach new records in next five years

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Geneva, 17 May 2023 (WMO) – Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, fuelled by heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, according to a new update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advancing Equity in Collective Impact May 31 - June 1, 2023 - Online

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To explore this topic, join us May 31-June 1 for the online workshop Advancing Equity in Collective Impact. In this session, we will cover the key building blocks for equity-focused collaborative work, as well as go over strategies, practices, resources, and tools for embedding equity into collective impact initiatives

Global Forum on Adaptive Social Protection: Protecting lives and livelihoods in times of crisis (13 to 15 June 2023)

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The Global Forum on Adaptive Social Protection will strengthen international commitment for supporting ASP. It will take stock of ASP implementation to date and derive lessons for the future. The event will take place in Berlin from 13 to 15 June 2023.


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This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2022. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the use of the death penalty, such as commutations and exonerations, where there is reasonable confirmation. In many countries governments do not publish information on their use of the death penalty.

UN roadmap outlines solutions to cut global plastic pollution

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Nairobi, 16 May 2023 – Plastic pollution could reduce by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies, according to a new report by UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Ashoka: From economic inequality to community wealth: Lessons from Brazil. Tune in May 24.

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To walk us through what this shift looks like, we’ll speak with Ashoka Fellow Joaquim de Melo, founder of Banco Palmas, Brazil’s first community bank that opened its doors 25 years ago.

Global Solutions Summit 2023

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The world is in crisis. What can we do now? This spring, we will bring together top leaders from policy, academia, civil society, and the private sector – to find a way out of the crisis.

‘Nothing about us without us’: Afghan disability rights activists share opportunities and challenges

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The third Afghanistan Legal Research Network symposium of 2023, hosted by the Max Planck Foundation, discussed the challenges faced by people with disabilities currently in Afghanistan and highlighted the intersectional challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities and by those in rural areas. Recommendations to advocate for these rights to be upheld were considered.

Register Now - Free Responsible Business Asia Pass (23rd of May, 2023)

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In just over 7 days, Reuters Events: Responsible Business Asia [May 23, Online & Global Broadcast] goes live to over 3000 sustainability execs from Asia Pacific. This is the event where sustainability leaders translate commitments into ambitious action and impact, making sustainability the business imperative for a brighter future.

The State of Educational Leadership: International Roundtable (ONLINE), 22 May 2023

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This event is presented by the Critical Education Leadership and Policy Research Group (Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester).

Gender bonds: A promising solution to accelerate SDG5

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A year ago, UN Women and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) joined forces to promote sustainable financing for gender equality.