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

Oxfam reaction to the UN Global Hunger report: ending hunger is possible but requires bold collective action

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Published: 12th July 2023 Learn more HUNGER IN A HEATING WORLD In reaction to the publicaiton today of the FAO’s “State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World 2023” report, stating that up to 783 million people faced hunger in 2022, and that 600 million people will be chronically undernourished by 2030....

[Joint Statement] Singapore: Online Criminal Harms Act another legal instrument to suppress civic space

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(Bangkok/Jakarta, 10 July 2023) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation are deeply concerned over Singapore’s recently passed Online Criminal Harms Act.

UNDP deploys record US$500 million of Global Environment Facility funds to ramp up the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) pledged the highest funding in its history through its US$1.4 billion Trust Fund and the Least Developed Countries Fund, directing more than US$500 million to support 88 countries through the United Nations Development Programme

International Task Force on Democratising City Planning

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DemocracyNext is convening a group of globally renowned professionals from various spatial practices and the field of deliberative democracy to reimagine how urban planning decision making processes could place more power in the hands of people.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 (30th June 2023)

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The campaign for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 aims to raise awareness of disturbing developments and trends identified by the latest UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons and calls on governments, law enforcement, public services, and civil society to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen prevention, identify and support victims, and end impunity.

Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or harassment in women’s sports

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UN Women, as a supporter of women’s sport and partner of FIFA, welcomes FIFA’s decisive action with regard to the actions of the Spanish football federation president and the launching of a full investigation after a clearly inappropriate act towards a sportswoman at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final.

UNDP: G20 Digital Ministers Recognize Digital Public Infrastructure as an Accelerator of the Global Goals

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India and UNDP launch two public resources on digital public infrastructure to help countries advance their digital transformation journey. In support of India’s G20 Presidency, UNDP serves as knowledge partner on digital public infrastructure.

ISS: Dutch Black Scholar and Expert Conference

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Submit a proposal for the 2023 Black Scholar and Expert Conference to be held at the International Institute of Social Studies on 6 October 2023

OECD: Green Talks LIVE - Taming Wildfires in the Context of Climate Change

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The OECD Green Talks Live webinar series brings experts together to discuss pressing environmental issues. JOIN US on Thursday 14 September 2023 from 14:00 to 15:00 CEST for our next OECD Green Talks LIVE to discuss how to prevent extreme wildfires in the context of a changing climate. Along with a panel of wildfire scientists and country experts, OECD analysts will present key findings...

ISS: Investigating the relationship between frugal innovation and development

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Publication by Sanghamitra Chakravarty and Georgina Gomez. In their article, 'A development lens to frugal innovation: Bringing back production and technological capabilities into the discourse', Dr Sanghamitra Chakravarty and Dr Georgina Gomez investigate the relationship of frugal innovation with development within the current global landscape.

Getting your Business ready to drive a Just Transition

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At Corporate Citizenship, part of SLR, we are helping companies understand what a Just Transition means for their organisations. In this report, we outline the most recent thinking on that role and suggest how businesses can take action.

UK:Anti-trafficking sector joint briefing on the Illegal Migration Bill, July 2023

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Hope for Justice is one of 34 anti-trafficking organisations that have signed a joint briefing in support of the international compliance amendment to the Illegal Migration Bill, calling on Parliament to protect survivors, prevent trafficking & uphold international law. This acts as a powerful statement of the importance of cross-sector campaigning.

UN CLIMATE CHANGE: Simon Stiell & Dr. Sultan Al Jaber: Leadership by the G20 is Indispensable

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Joint statement by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell and COP28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on of the outcomes of the G20 Energy Ministerial in Goa, India.

Help Forum Raise Up Youth Voice Empowering Young People at IVCO 2023

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IAVE is helping our partners at Forum get the word out with a special youth-focused update for their 2023 International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference. With IAVE's heavy focus on youth volunteering over the last few years, we're especially excited to share that the IVCO's theme this year is A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers.

IVCO 2023 “A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers: Deadlines extended for IVCO 2023

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Together with IVCO hosts Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS), we have some great news to share, as we are extending deadlines to allow you to grab our special ticket offers, including the Early Bird rate and special rates for young people and low-income organisations.

Four African Countries Ramp Up Ambition for Transition to a Low-Carbon Future

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UN Climate Change News, 25 July 2023 - Four developing countries in Africa – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Niger, and Tunisia – have recently showcased their commitment to ambitious climate action. During UN Climate Change’s 28th round of technical analysis to review the transparency of reporting by developing countries, these four nations showed to have made significant stride

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk after Ghana’s Parliament votes to abolish death penalty 26 July 2023

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By amending the Criminal Offences Act, Ghana will become the 29th African country to abolish the death penalty, and the 124th worldwide, strengthening the growing global movement to make the death penalty a thing of the past.

Governments Commit to Increase Climate Finance through 2025

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UN Climate Change News, 13 July 2023 - A key report presented last month at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn highlighted the commitment of developed countries to the goal of jointly mobilizing USD 100 billion in climate finance per year through to 2025.

A disaster emergency is underway in Asia and the Pacific as risks outpace resilience, warns new UN study

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The Asia-Pacific region has a narrow window to increase its resilience and protect its hard-won development gains from the socioeconomic impacts of climate change, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In the absence of immediate action, temperature rises of 1.5°C and 2°C will cause disaster risk to outpace resilience

Wood Is Not the Climate-friendly Building Material Some Claim it to Be (World Resources Institute)

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"n our report, The Global Land Squeeze: Managing Growing Competition for Land, we do find that using wood to replace concrete and steel could have lower emissions under certain conditions, but they’re challenging to achieve. And currently, the fast-growing plantations that could supply wood in these conditions are already needed to meet other growing demands for wood.: