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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At the initiative of Senegal and Spain, leaders at COP27 launch an alliance to get ahead of future drought…

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Sharm el-Sheikh, 7 November 2022 -- At the initiative of the Presidents of Senegal, Macky Sall, and Spain, Pedro Sánchez, leaders from over 25 countries and 20 organizations today launched the International Drought Resilience Alliance to accelerate action and help countries to be better prepared for future droughts.

Real World Actors Share Progress and Strengthen Resolve at Opening of Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27

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COP27 President Shoukry announces the Sharm el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda – a comprehensive, shared agenda to rally global action around 30 adaptation outcomes that are needed to address the adaptation gap and achieve a resilient world by 2030

Report Release: 2023 Chicago Budget Community Engagement Report

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On October 3, 2022 Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her $16.4 billion budget for the City of Chicago to City Council. In July, the City conducted a community engagement process and partnered with UIC’s Neighborhoods Initiative (UICNI) at the Great Cities Institute to design and engagement activities around the City’s 2023 budget.

Egypt: Rights chief calls for immediate release of jailed blogger and activist

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UN Human Rights High Commissioner Volker Türk on Tuesday appealed for Egypt to free a prominent blogger and activist whose life is in imminent danger following a seven-month hunger strike, that has escalated with the start of the COP27 climate summit being hosted there.

The ICRC’s Call to COP27 to Strengthen Climate Action in Conflict Settings

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Countries enduring armed conflict and other violence – the vast majority of which are among the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) – are some of the most vulnerable to the climate crisis.

PARTICIPATORY BUDGET IN DECLINE IN BRAZIL

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When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva eked out a narrow win over Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election in October, progressives around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. And now, excitement is building as his supporters recall his campaign pledges to dismantle the notorious “secret budget” and bring back participatory budgeting (PB)

COP27: $3.1 billion plan to achieve early warning systems for all by 2027

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With climate-related disasters displacing more people than conflict, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday unveiled the details of his plan to ensure everyone on the planet is protected by early warning systems within the next five years.

Women’s Leadership in the ASEAN Region

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Community Vision 2025 of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Profiling poverty beyond income shows where to have the biggest impact in a world in crisis

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50% of poor people still lack access to both electricity and clean cooking fuel stressing how renewable energy access is critical for people and planet. New York - The new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today finds that reducing poverty at scale is possible and unveils new ‘poverty profiles’ that can offer a breakthrough in development efforts to tackle the interlinked aspects...

COP27 begins a ‘new era to do things differently’, UN climate change chief declares as pivotal conference gets underway

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The UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, should shift the world towards implementation of previously agreed plans to tackle humanity’s greatest challenge, Simon Stiell, the new Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC), said on Sunday at the opening of COP27.

Sixth South-East Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum “Accelerating the Recovery from COVID-19 while Advancing the full Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

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The South-East Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals provides governments, development partners, civil society, academia, the private sector, and other stakeholders opportunities to share subregional perspectives, discuss collaborative measures to address subregional priorities, and exchange good practices to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

CEDAW Committee adopts General recommendation No 39 on the rights of Indigenous Women and Girls: 30 references to disability and to indigenous women and girls with disabilities

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The International Disability Alliance (IDA) welcomes the CEDAW Committee’s adoption General recommendation No. 39 on the rights of Indigenous Women and Girls providing guidance to States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women on the more relevant issues for indigenous women and girls and on the State’s obligations regarding their rights

How action on climate justice can be delivered at COP27

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4th November. Ahead of the COP27 climate talks, ActionAid is setting out five climate justice benchmarks to build trust and deliver the action needed to address the Loss and Damage and Climate Justice.  

JOINT STATEMENT ON INTEGRATED CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN IN MIGRATION

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The 14th European Forum focused on the rights of the child this year dedicated to ‘Bringing children at the centre: empowering, protecting and including children, and its focus, amongst other things, on integrated child protection systems.

WMO and WHO launch ClimaHealth portal

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The first global knowledge platform dedicated to climate and health - ClimaHealth.info - has been launched by the World Meteorological Organization and World Health Organization Joint Office on climate and health, with support from the Wellcome Trust.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: FOCUS ON REHABILITATION

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The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a fully open-access journal of public health with a special focus on low and middle-income countries. It was first published in 1948 and, since then, has sought to make its full contents as widely available as possible.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November

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Countering threats of violence and crimes against journalists to protect freedom of expression for all

National human rights action plans: An inventory (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)

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How many states have adopted national human rights action plans? Building on its inventory of all national human rights action plans ever adopted, this research project investigates processes of norm diffusion, methodological evolutions as well as state engagement with national human rights action plans since the 1993 Vienna Declaration introduced the concept.

ASHOKA EVENT: Building for the New Longevity (9th of November)

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Join us on November 9, as we hear from social entrepreneurs building for the New Longevity. Live from the BBK New Lon

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