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

Global poll shows migrant workers more likely to experience violence & harassment in the workplace

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UK based charity Lloyd's Register Foundation is calling for widespread ratification of ILO Convention 190 - regarding the elimination of violence and harassment at work - following findings from the charity's World Risk Poll that, globally, migrant workers were more likely to experience violence and harassment at work than nationals though there were regional variations.

Youth Forum: How change-makers are shaping a more sustainable world

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Young people are valuable agents of change and around the world they are taking matters into their own hands and championing innovative solutions to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Guterres: Urgency of global challenges demands bold, swift action

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The world’s multilateral system is under greater strain than at any time since the creation of the United Nations, requiring swift action to “do better, faster” in using the UN Charter and existing tools to forge greater security and prosperity for all, the Secretary-General told the Security Council on Monday, which marks the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.

Participatory Budgeting: How can it strengthen democracy and empower communities in the EU? (Tuesday, 25 April | 9:30 - 10:45 CET)

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Tuesday, 25 April | 9:30 - 10:45 CET In the context of the H2020 project DEMOTEC, join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the potential of participatory budgeting in the national context and at EU level. How effective are projects in fostering civic engagement and countering the democratic deficit and citizen dissatisfaction? How can participatory budgeting be inclusive for all?

State of the Global Climate 2022 WMO annual report highlights continuous advance of climate change

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Geneva, 21 April 2023 (WMO) - From mountain peaks to ocean depths, climate change continued its advance in 2022, according to the annual report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Droughts, floods and heatwaves affected communities on every continent and cost many billions of dollars.

ASEAN must take stronger stance beyond Five-Point Consensus, Southeast Asian MPs say

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JAKARTA, 24 April 2023 - On the two-year anniversary of the Five-Point Consensus, lawmakers from Southeast Asia call on ASEAN to acknowledge that the Consensus signed in April 2021 has failed miserably and that the Myanmar junta led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing should not to be trusted to fulfill the obligations outlined in the proposed agreement.

New Blueprint Calls For Reinvigorated Global Governance

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The HLAB (High Level Advisory Board on Global Governance" produced a report that was handed to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today. It was informed by a global public consultation and builds on wide-ranging inputs from diverse stakeholders.

Financing the Transition: How to Make the Money Flow for a Net-Zero Economy

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The ETC’s latest report sets out a detailed estimate of the investment need by sector and country income group, including sector-specific policy and financial sector action toolkits.

9 Days Left to Register Early for ANDE's Annual Conference

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Early bird registration and agenda session submissions for ANDE's Annual Conference are open until Friday, April 28! The global conference will take place from September 12-14, 2023, in Accra, Ghana.

Collective Impact Action Summit: Summit Short Talk Speakers

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Next week's Collective Impact Action Summit—running virtually April 25-27—will bring together backbone leaders, practitioners, funders, partners, and more from around the world to share cutting-edge thinking and lessons learned about centering equity and belonging in collaborative work.

From Doing No Harm to Doing Good: Why Policy Coherence and Systems Thinking Matter When Transforming Societies

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UN STAFF COLLEGE (TURIN): Are you interested in learning more on the topic, and exchanging experiences with colleagues from all over the world? Register here by 12 May 2023: https://www.unssc.org/courses/policy-coherence-and-systems-thinking-sustainable-development-0

Fit for 55: Parliament adopts key laws to reach 2030 climate target

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Key points: Free allowances in the Emissions Trading System (ETS) to be phased out from 2026 Road transport and buildings in new ETS II from 2027 New carbon leakage instrument to protect EU industry and increase global climate ambition A Social Climate Fund to combat energy and mobility poverty

Event: Fighting Plastic Pollution: Taking the First Step, Taking the Next Step

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April 19, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm CEST (Invitation). This event will aim to look closer at the existing trade-related measures to reduce plastic pollution, targeted plastics, plastic products and materials, as well as to ask questions on possible immediate next steps that the WTO members could take.

The G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment

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The meeting saw some progress on committing on phasing out unabated fossil fuels but still no deadline of use of coal, one of the dirtiest sources of emissions.

Human Rights Council Holds Annual High-level Panel Discussion on Human Rights Mainstreaming

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AFTERNOON 27 February 2023 The Human Rights Council this afternoon held its annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming. The theme of this year’s panel was “A reflection on five years of the United Nations Youth Strategy (Youth 2030): mapping a blueprint for the next steps”.

SHARE Linking social protection and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) to mitigate and respond to GBV in humanitarian and displacement contexts

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The session will explore how social protection instruments, particularly cash and voucher assistance, can be used to manage and support cases of GBV in humanitarian and human mobility contexts.

Recognizing young people as equal partners in decision-making (OHCHR)

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Youths should be really at the center of decision making...and this should be a key aspect of a stronger and better form of governance.

The Harm Reduction International Conference

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Harm Reduction International is thrilled to be holding HR23 in Melbourne, Australia, on 16-19 April 2023.The Harm Reduction International Conference, convened by Harm Reduction International in a different city every two years, attracts over 1,000 international delegates and has been held in almost every region of the world.

Huge support for EU law to make companies accountable for the climate crisis

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Polling reveals majority of Europeans across Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Spain want companies operating in the EU to be compelled to reduce emissions Over 200 civil society organisations and individuals sign open letter calling for greater corporate climate accountability along global supply chains

UN: New green industrial age can be the breakthrough for Sustainable Development Goals

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UNITED NATIONS, 5 April 2023 – Amid growing food and energy crises, an uncertain global economic outlook, and the escalating impacts of climate change, the UN today said that a sustainable industrial transformation is needed to close the widening development gap between countries, meet climate targets and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.