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

CARE: Starvation threatens millions in South Sudan amid conflict in Sudan, funding cuts, and climate change

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Nairobi, Kenya, 6 June, 2024 – South Sudan is facing a confluence of humanitarian crises that are pushing the country to the brink of starvation. Conflict in neighboring Sudan has caused over 692,000 people to flee into the country, hyperinflation is crippling the economy, climate change impacts continue to wreak havoc and all the while, the humanitarian Aid fund is only at 16%.

112th Session of the International Labour Conference

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Government, employer and worker delegates from the ILO's 187 Member States will address a wide range of issues, including the protection of workers against the effects of climate change and biological hazards, the care economy and fundamental principles and rights at work. The Conference will also elect members of the ILO Governing Body for the 2024-27 term of office.

Christophe Deloire, director general of Reporters Without Borders, died on Saturday, 8 June at the age of 53

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The team at Reporters Without Borders’ international secretariat, its offices and sections, and their boards of directors, are deeply saddened to announce the death of Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders International and director-general of Reporters Without Borders, following a battle with cancer.

Loss and damage: Challenges and opportunities for city leadership – A youth perspective

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This document is designed specifically for young people by young people, to accompany the broader report Loss and damage: Challenges and opportunities for city leadership. By engaging with this report, young people will gain a critical understanding of how to engage with policies and practices to address loss and damage in partnership with cities and mayors in an urban setting.

Simon Stiell Opening Speech: We Can't Afford Rest Stops, Detours or Stumbles at this Halfway Point in Humanity's Climate Journey

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The following is a transcript of UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell's opening remarks at the June UN Climate Meetings (60th Subsidiary Bodies) on 3 June 2024. The speech is also available in French (Français), Russian (Русский) and Spanish (Español) and can be viewed on YouTube. Read our media advisory for more information about the two-week conference.

IAVE: Volunteering can spur employee engagement

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Analysis of Gallup Report . By Nichole Cirillo, IAVE Executive Director.

UN Report Calls for Holistic, Adaptable Policy Approaches to Achieve SDGs

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The report concludes that in order to eradicate poverty and achieve the SDGs, policy approaches aimed at revitalizing sustainable economic growth and reversing geoeconomic fragmentation “need to be adaptable to rapidly changing labor markets” and their increased digitalization.

BONN CLIMATE CONFERENCE HAS STARTED

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The joint opening plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) had to be suspended twice, but overall the launch of the Bonn Climate Change Conference was fairly smooth. Parties adopted the provisional agendas and launched negotiations, including on the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA).

Sportanddev Steering Board Appoints Executive Director

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The Steering Board of sportanddev has appointed Dr Ben Sanders as Executive Director to sustain, strengthen and scale the work of the platform.

Asia in Focus: Biodiversity and the Business and Human Rights Agenda

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Asia in Focus: Biodiversity and the Business and Human Rights Agenda demonstrates how business operations in Asia impact biodiversity and ecosystems, with significant consequences for human rights.

UN-convened Panel to address equity, sustainability and human rights across value chains of critical energy transition minerals

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Secretary-General António Guterres is leveraging the United Nations’ convening power to bring together a diverse group of governments and other stakeholders across the entire minerals value chain to develop a set of global common and voluntary principles to safeguard environmental and social standards and embed justice, in the energy transition.

Table Set for October’s UN Summit on Achieving Vital Targets, Goals of Global Biodiversity Plan

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Finance, high tech biology, Indigenous Peoples’ engagement, greater world cooperation, aligning national and global ambitions, topped agenda during global negotiations in Nairobi For immediate release 30 May 2024

Countries around the world have a major opportunity to set stronger plans for achieving the global goal of tripling renewable power by 2030

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IEA report finds countries’ ambitions and implementation plans are not yet in line with key goal set at COP28, but governments have tools to step up in coming months through NDC process

Dreamstime 5 JUNE 2024 | LAND RESTORATION, DESERTIFICATION & DROUGHT RESILIENCE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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#GenerationRestoration We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land.

EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive finally & formally adopted

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On 24 May, EU member states formally confirmed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) in Council – the absolute final sign-off of this landmark law, after a 4-year legislative process at EU level with many twists and turns, and almost a decade of advocacy.

WHO 'Guide to Action' feedback

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Down Syndrome International has been invited to give feedback on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 'Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities: a Guide for Action'

Why a string of court victories is raising hopes of climate advocates

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"Environmental law has been strengthened in recent years, with 159 countries recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Meanwhile, environmental courts and tribunals in at least 67 countries have opened their doors to foreign plaintiffs, which have allowed local companies to be sued for their environmental transgressions abroad. "

LESSONS FROM ESCAZÚ FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEMOCRACY ACROSS AFRICA, ASIA, AND LATIN AMERICA

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MAY 10, 2024 Manny Zhang “How can we achieve the promise of environmental democracy while ensuring that local realities are addressed?”This question, asked by Natalia Gomez, EarthRights’ Climate Change Policy Advisor, remains a crucial consideration for discussion following the adoption of the treaty on environmental democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Escazú Agreement.

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