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

Upcoming Webinar: Philanthropy’s Role in Systems Change for Behavioral Health

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Philanthropy’s Role in Systems Change for Behavioral Health. November 1, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET. In this webinar conversation, panelists from foundations working on behavioral health will share their approaches to addressing the behavioral health crisis in ways that center equity and go beyond funding programs.

The elephant in the room: reflections on the updated draft of the legally binding treaty

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Business and Human rights. Opinion piece by Andressa Soares, Director of Homa - Human Rights and Business Institute

The World Bank's Bold New Vision

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Remarks by World Bank Group President Ajay Banga at the 2023 Annual Meetings Plenary

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Update, Issue 46, October 2023

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Welcome to our Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Update -- highlighting a specific topic each quarter, as well as key developments in corporate legal accountability. The Corporate Legal Accountability hub on our website provides objective, concise information about lawsuits against companies in which human rights abuses are alleged .

GreenPeace: Drought in the Amazon is threatening people and biodiversity

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When people think about the Amazon, a picture of a tropical forest, teeming with life, with a network of majestic rivers might come to mind. But a historic drought in the region is putting the lives of hundreds of thousands, especially Indigenous People and traditional communities, at serious risk. By Diego Gonzaga 12 October 2023 • 4 min read

Evacuation orders for 22 hospitals across Gaza “a breach of international law,” ActionAid warns

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22 hospitals in the Gaza Strip have been instructed by Israeli military forces to evacuate, but for many people they remain the only safe place to shelter. Currently, 35,000 people are sheltering in Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa.

Caribbean Island States forge unified front ahead of COP28

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UN Climate Change News, 13 October 2023 -- The second Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change was held in Grenada at the end of September, with leaders from the region coming together to chart a way forward on multiple climate challenges.

Open letter to world leaders calls for 5 actions to accelerate progress on gender equality in education

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From Global Partnership for Education, GPE: At the Women Deliver 2023 Conference, participants at the Education Zone were asked to share messages to world leaders. These messages have been collated and summarized in the open letter below, reflecting the priorities of gender equality stakeholders and conference participants from across the world.


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The IICI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the capacity-building and support of international criminal and human rights investigators and related professionals in the investigation of war crimes, genocide crimes against humanity and serious human rights violations, and to strengthening international investigation best practices and standards.

Hangzhou Asian Para Games is coming!!!!

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The flame for Hangzhou Asian Para Games was lit in Guangzhou City, south China's Guangdong Province, on October 12, in honor of the host city of the inaugural Asian Para Games in 2010.

One year on: Nestlé, Danone and others yet to make adequate progress on plastic pollution

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Nine Big Food corporations served notice last year are still failing to tackle plastic pollution. New report analyses how the companies are living up to their duties under the French ‘Duty of Vigilance’ law. None of the companies have a clear ‘deplastification’ trajectory for moving away from the single-use plastic business model.

Time is running out for children in Gaza—UNICEF

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UNICEF calls for an immediate humanitarian pause and safe access to scale and sustain lifesaving services for children

Decentralised Governance

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Crafting Effective Democracies Around the World Jean-Paul Faguet, Sarmistha Pal (eds.)

LSE: Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice, 2023-2024

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The Cutting Edge Issues in Development series is back, and this year we have another fantastic line up of guest speakers from around the world working in the field of International Development.


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UNU-IAS will co-organise the ProSPER.Net Sustainability Forum as part of the UN Weeks at Sophia University. Under the theme 'Exploring the New Direction of Equity and Inclusion towards Transforming Education', the event will focus on the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis on the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education, particularly its impact on vulnerable populations.

Citizen researcher forum: Experiences of participating in citizen science and community research

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28 November 2023 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Reflecting on the Institute for Community Studies’ recent paper sharing the experiences of UKRI’s Citizen Science Collaboration Grants projects, we are convening a discussion to explore community researchers’ views and experiences.

Foresight and policymaking: lessons from Singapore and Finland

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In November 2023, Demos Helsinki and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy are organising the Futures Masterclass: Anticipatory Policy Innovation and Decision Making for policymakers, government innovators and civil servants with a genuine interest in anticipatory governance.

Compassion - a new mindset for development studies? Inaugural lecture by ISS rector, Professor Ruard Ganzevoort

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In his inaugural lecture given as part of ISS' Dies Natalis celebrations on 13 October 2023, new rector of the International Institute of Social Studies, Professor Ruard Ganzevoort, argued that compassion could offer a new mindset enabling us to reconceive development in non-extractive ways.

SIPRI and UNODA hold dialogues on ‘Responsible AI for Peace’

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On 13–14 September, SIPRI and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) held the first of two multi-stakeholder dialogues on ‘Responsible AI for Peace and Security’. Fifteen experts from industry, academia, civil society and government gathered online for two days of discussion.