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

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Singapore: UN experts condemn continued use of death penalty for drug-related crimes

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GENEVA (28 April 2023) – UN experts* today strongly condemned Singapore’s execution of Tangaraju s/o Suppiah on Tuesday (26) and called on the Government to impose an immediate moratorium on capital punishment in the country.

Trending in Asia: Top News Stories on Business and Human Rights

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This monthly roundup of Asia’s trending Business and Human Rights news stories because you previously signed up to UNDP’s B+HR Asia mailing list. To opt out of receiving these monthly summaries, please click here. If you were forwarded this email, please click here to sign up.

Special Rapporteurs launch the 2023 Joint Declaration on media freedom and democracy

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Last update: 2 May 2023 The 30th anniversary event of World Press Freedom Day will take place on 2 May at the UN General Assembly Hall, in a full day of plenaries with prominent human rights advocates, press freedom activists, media leaders and renowned journalists. The list of speakers is updated regularly. Full draft programme can be consulted below.

The 2023 Joint Declaration on Media Freedom and Democracy

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Commemorating the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression mandate holders* from the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the African Commission of Human Rights (ACHPR), and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) issued a Joint Declaration

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Free expression drives all other human rights

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United Nations and press freedom and media organizations will mark 30 years of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, 2023, celebrating the importance of freedom of the press and freedom of expression, and urging governments to uphold and protect Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

World Press Freedom Day 3 May

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Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights. 2023 year marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. Three decades have passed since it was proclaimed in 1993, in which we have seen substantial progress towards achieving a free press and freedom of expression around the world.

Most Europeans are worried about climate change, and blame humanity for global warming (YouGov)

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Germans are the least likely to think mankind is responsible for the changing climate Most Europeans continue to be worried about climate change, according to a new YouGov Eurotrack survey.

D+C Digital Monthly 2023/05: Migrants and refugees

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The latest edition of D+C, published by the German Cooperation and Development assistance, focuses on migration and how to sustain democracy.

2023 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs)

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The COPs of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions began what many expect to be a busy two-week meeting. The three bodies, the Basel Convention COP16 (BC COP16), the Rotterdam Convention COP11 (RC COP11), and the Stockholm Convention COP11 (SC COP11), each have important issues to consider.

Global Citizen NOW (April 27 and 28 )

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Global Citizen NOW is back for a second year with a new agenda for urgent action. The time has always been now to end extreme poverty, and that’s exactly what we’re driving action towards at this year’s NOW summit taking place on April 27 and 28 in New York City.

Activists encouraged to apply for UN SDG Action Awards

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Activists striving to achieve a more just and equitable future for all people and the planet, are being encouraged to apply for a UN award that celebrates initiatives and individuals working to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality.


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NEW YORK, 06 April 2022 –Amidst the growing number of development crises facing the world, today United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada as new Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Development Goals Advocates group.

Financing mining for transition minerals in South Africa: Are banks doing enough on human rights?

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This report looks at the human rights commitments and actions of 15 banks (5 local, 10 international) linked to the financing of transition minerals extraction in South Africa. The research revealed these banks are failing to take adequate measures to avoid contributing to abuses in this particularly risky sector.

'Fit for 55': European Council adopts key pieces of legislation delivering on 2030 climate targets

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The Council today five laws that will enable the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions within the main sectors of the economy, while making sure that the most vulnerable citizens and micro-enterprises, as well as the sectors exposed to carbon leakage, are effectively supported in the climate transition.

UN Chief calls for fundamental shift to put world back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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New York, 26 April 2023 – With countries hammered by the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, a weak global economy, and amplified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN Secretary-General António Guterres sounded the alarm yesterday as he briefed Member States on the ‘Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Towards a Rescue Plan for People and Planet’ report.


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The Secretary-General is now issuing a series of Policy Briefs to provide more detail on certain proposals contained in Our Common Agenda and to support them in their deliberations as they prepare for the Summit of the Future. These briefs will include an analysis of the proposals’ impact on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and will be informed by the United Nations Charter

World military expenditure reaches new record high as European spending surges

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(Stockholm, 24 April 2023) Total global military expenditure increased by 3.7 per cent in real terms in 2022, to reach a new high of $2240 billion. Military expenditure in Europe saw its steepest year-on-year increase in at least 30 years.

The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

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Celebrating grassroots leaders who prove that ordinary people can have an extraordinary impact on the environment

The State of the World’s Children 2023 For every child, vaccination

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Right now, far too many children across the world are not getting the vaccines they need to protect them against death and serious disease. The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted childhood immunization, with 67 million children missing out entirely or partially on routine immunization between 2019 and 2021, leaving them vulnerable to a range of preventable diseases.