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

The Uneven Playing Field of Climate Information and Democratic Discourse: Insights from the First Stockholm Series Lecture

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Climate disinformation and what it means for the democratic conversation was the topic of the first event in the Stockholm Series of Public Lectures on Climate Change and Democracy, which took place on 23 April 2024 at International IDEA’s Headquarters in Stockholm.

UN forum catalyzes collective action to make feminist finance a reality for Asia and the Pacific

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The second edition of the groundbreaking Feminist Finance Forum, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), closed today in Bangkok with participants spotlighting the action needed to bridge the region’s gender finance gap.

Nearly 2,000 children killed or injured since the escalation of war in Ukraine

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Statement by UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Response in Europe Regina De Dominicis

Thailand: Tragic death of detained activist must be ‘wake-up call’

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“Amnesty International expresses its deepest condolences following the death of Netiporn ‘Bung’ Sanesangkhom, who had gone on hunger strike in protest at her and others’ arbitrary detention, including for peacefully exercising their human rights.

A Human Rights Guide to the 2024 European Elections

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Between 6 and 9 June 2024 voters in all 27 EU member states will go to the polls to elect 720 members of the European Parliament. These will be the first European elections since Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, and conflicts in Ukraine and in the Middle East that have polarized Europe.

Banking on Climate Chaos 2024: Fossil Fuel Finance Report

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Banks financed fossil fuels by $6.9 trillion dollars since the Paris Agreement; $705 billion provided in 2023 alone; JP Morgan Chase, Mizuho, and Bank of America are worst 3 funders

UN Development Programme launches next phase of flagship climate action initiative

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UNDP’s Climate Promise 2025, in collaboration with the UN, private sector, and civil society partners, will support new round of climate pledges by developing countries - initiative will provide major boost to goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius

From Negotiation to Action: Strengthening Governance of and Building Financing for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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This in-person seminar will convene an array of experts to discuss the governance and financing of initiatives relating to pandemic preparedness and response. In particular, the event will focus on the roles of the European Union and the United States.

Nepal: Systemic descent-based discrimination against Dalits needs urgent action – NEW REPORT

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State of Nepal falls short to protect Dalits; distrust in the police and justice system Inadequate and insufficient measures to address systemic caste-based discrimination Culture of impunity; Dalit women and girls at risk

Cliff Prior to step down as CEO of the GSG after over four years’ service

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Cliff Prior has announced that he will be standing down from the role of CEO of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) in six months’ time after four years’ service.

Urgent call for ceasefire and release of hostages

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Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Gaza

UN forum catalyzes collective action to make feminist finance a reality for Asia and the Pacific

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The second edition of the groundbreaking Feminist Finance Forum, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), closed today in Bangkok with participants spotlighting the action needed to bridge the region’s gender finance gap.

USIP: A Conversation with Lakhdar Brahimi: Reflections on Diplomacy and Peace, May 21

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Amid escalating global tensions and humanitarian crises, the imperative for effective diplomacy has never been more pressing — and there are few with more experience as a diplomat and mediator than Lakhdar Brahimi. From his early days as an Algerian freedom fighter to his decades of service as a U.N. and Arab League diplomat, Brahimi has navigated some of the world’s most complex conflicts and exe

GreenPeace: Stop deep sea mining before it fuels wars

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The deep ocean — 200 to over 10.000 meters below the surface — is one of Earth’s last untouched frontiers, but it is under threat from a nascent industry: deep sea mining. Some countries and corporations are racing to extract metals and minerals like cobalt, nickel, manganese, copper from the seabed, pretending that those minerals are needed for a clean energy transition.

$5 Billion Asian Development Fund Replenishment Agreed to Support Most Vulnerable in Asia and Pacific

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TBILISI, GEORGIA (3 May 2024) — Donors and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed to a replenishment of $5 billion for ADB’s Asian Development Fund (ADF) 14 and Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF) 8. The commitment was made during ADB’s 57th Annual Meeting.

IDS: Book launch: Poverty, Gender & Health in the Slums of Bangladesh

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4 June 2024 12:00–13:30 Institute of Development Studies IDS Convening Space and online on Zoom.

ISS: Humanitarian Studies: Today & Tomorrow - call for presentations

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Monday 6 May 2024, 15:40 Call Modern buildings and slag heap Jarrett Mills on Unsplash A call for presentations for the Humanitarian Studies Centre (HSC) first anniversary one-day conference.

Zero Draft of HLPF Outcome Commits to Accelerated Action in Years to 2030

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From IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub: n the zero draft, governments “pledge to redouble [their] efforts to achieve a more sustainable world” and “commit[] to bold, ambitious, accelerated, just, and transformative action in the six years to 2030”. They reaffirm international cooperation, multilateralism, and international solidarity as “the best way” to address today’s global challenges.

Charlemagne Prize 2024 to go to Europe's leading rabbi

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n recognition of his outstanding efforts to promote peace, the right of all peoples to selfdetermination, European values, tolerance, pluralism and understanding, and in acknowledgement of his significant commitment to interreligious and intercultural dialogue, the Board of Directors of the Society for the Conferring of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen has elected, with its 2024 award

C40 releases 2023 Annual Report

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Read the foreword for the C40 Cities Annual Report 2023, written by the C40 Co-Chairs, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

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