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

ACTIONAID: Historic shift towards a more democratic, transparent, and fair financial architecture

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Despite the intense lobbying by the OECD countries to stop it, the resolution submitted by Nigeria on behalf of the 54-member African group of states, mandating the UN to take on a global tax leadership role was adopted by consensus on 23 November!

Together for Implementation: a COP27 message from the Champions

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COP27 took on an incredibly challenging agenda: loss and damage, adaptation, implementation and climate finance. These issues are not technical, but are the defining issues of our time. It was the COP’s duty to deliver – particularly given the negotiations were in Africa – where people are feeling the impacts of climate change the most, yet have done the least to cause it.

FROM THE FRONTLINES THE WOMEN ACTIVISTS FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY AMID CRISIS

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This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a renewed effort to call attention to the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet 16 of the millions of changemakers, partners and advocates who tirelessly fight to make a difference from the frontlines of crises.

Webinar: Upping the game - how can sport better respond to forced displacement?

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Join sportanddev and the Sport for Refugees coalition for an interactive webinar on how sport can better respond to crises that cause forced displacement. 1 December 2022: 13:00-14:30 Central European Time

Gender-related killings of women and girls (femicide/feminicide)

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Global estimates of gender-related killings of women and girls in the private sphere in 2021 Improving data to improve responses. This is a report jointly produced by UN Women and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

[Joint Press Release] India: UN body petitioned over ongoing detention of prominent Kashmiri human rights defender (FORUM ASIA)

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Paris-Geneva, November 22, 2022 – On the first-year anniversary of prominent Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez’s arrest and detention, four human rights organisations have submitted a complaint to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

From allyship to action: how men can step up to end violence against women (ODI event)

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Convened in the lead up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, this ODI and ALIGN event will deepen conversations around men's role in driving change. To move the conversation along from men expressing public outrage to men taking action, this discussion will delve into the experiences of men who already lead, speak out and design policy against male violence.

Asia Foundation, APEC, and Google Announce Winner of APEC Digital Prosperity Award

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Bangkok, November 17, 2022 — The winner of the sixth APEC Digital Prosperity Award was announced in Bangkok. A joint initiative of the APEC Thailand 2022, the award recognizes talented and innovative software designers and engineers from across Asia and the Pacific.

The Brussels-Capital Region launches a permanent Citizens' Assembly on Climate.

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What a historic achievement! On November 16, the city of Brussels in Belgium launched a groundbreaking permanent Brussels Citizens’ Assembly on Climate. As part of what we call the “deliberative wave,” hundreds of assemblies around the world have sprung up around the globe over the past decade. What is new here is that the assembly is not temporary, but structurally integrated.

Volunteers leverage youth action for climate at COP27

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From 6 to 18 November 2022, UN Volunteers supported the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Among these are nine UN Volunteers, predominantly youth and women, deployed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Takeaways from the latest UN negotiations on business accountability

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Learn where global efforts are at to obtain a UN Treaty to protect and seek justice for victims of corporate abuses (FROM FRANCISCANS INTERNATIONAL)

Webinar Invitation: Decolonizing & Repositioning Volunteering for Development in Africa (IAVE)

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Register to attend our webinar on Decolonizing & Repositioning Volunteering for Development in Africa December 1 @ 3:00pm East Africa Time (GMT+3)

HRW: Qatar, FIFA World Cup Opens Without Remedy for Migrants

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‘We Built Those Towers,’ Say Migrant Workers Who Made Tournament Possible

Statement by President von der Leyen on the outcome of COP27

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COP27 marks a small step towards climate justice but much more is needed for the planet says President of European Commission von der Leyen

THE SOLUTION PROJECT IMPACT REPORT 2021

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In 2021, The Solutions Project disrupted the philanthropic and media sector to focus on climate justice and solidarity. With big investments from our philanthropic partners, we scaled and expanded our support of grassroots organizations to build solutions, funding, and influence for communities most affected by the climate crisis.

COP27 Reaches Breakthrough Agreement on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

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UN Climate Change News, 20 November 2022 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed today with a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.

Statement by the Secretary-General at the conclusion of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh

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"The world still needs a giant leap on climate ambition. The red line we must not cross is the line that takes our planet over the 1.5 degree temperature limit. To have any hope of keeping to 1.5, we need to massively invest in renewables and end our addiction to fossil fuels.

Anti-death penalty activist sues the police for overreach

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Transformative Justice Collective published this statement to support the Rocky Howe and independent journalist Kirsten Han, two anti death penalty activists that have been unjustly targeted by the state.

The Nature for Cool Cities Challenge

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Cities are warming twice as fast as the global average, and it is imperative we scale up solutions to tackle dangerous urban heat. The Nature for Cool Cities Challenge seeks to catalyze this goal by supporting a cohort of global south cities committed to developing and implementing nature-based solutions to deliver on heat resilience and cooling benefits.

Climate and Clean Air Ministerial at COP 27

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The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) saw ministers and leaders step up implementation efforts during the Climate and Clean Air Ministerial Roundtable, which took place on the sidelines of COP 27 and serves as the CCAC’s highest level political body to advance the Coalition’s work.

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