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

EU: AI Act passed in Parliament fails to ban harmful biometric technologies

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On 13 March 2024, the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority (523 in favour, 46 against, 49 abstentions) the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. The legislation classifies AI systems based on the risk they pose to individuals’ and groups’ autonomy, civil liberties, and safety.

Climate action plans are blueprints for investing in our future: Simon Stiell at Copenhagen Ministerial

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The following is the transcript of a speech delivered by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell on 21 March 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the start of a two-day Climate Ministerial meeting.

22ND MARCH: Safeguarding Information Integrity: Exploring State Strategies,

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The event, Safeguarding Information Integrity: Exploring State Strategies, will provide an opportunity to listen to representatives from international organisations, civil society, and non-profit social media organisations working on countering disinformation. It will take place from 13:00 to 4:00 (CET), Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Civil Society Coalition Unpacks Trends in VNR Reporting

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A coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) has launched the eighth edition of the ‘Progressing National SDGs Implementation’ report, which provides an independent analysis of reporting by UN Member States to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Acute malnutrition has doubled in one month in the north of Gaza strip: UNICEF

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1 in 3 children under 2 years of age are today acutely malnourished in the north, according to nutrition screenings conducted by UNICEF and partners

Greenwashing: Dutch Airline KLM’s Ads ‘Misleading’, Court Rules

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The lawsuit was filed in 2022 by environmental group Fossil Free, which accused KLM of greenwashing over a campaign to celebrate the airline’s 100th anniversary. By Martina Igini.

Global Witness: Standing firm

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The Land and Environmental Defenders on the frontlines of the climate crisis. This report, and our campaign, is dedicated to all those individuals, communities and organisations that are bravely taking a stand to defend human rights, their land, and our environment

Shaping the agenda: Youth engagement and empowerment at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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After an invigorating three-day assembly, the CSW68 Youth Forum, held on 15–17 March 2024, closed with renewed commitments and actionable insights.

Death Penalty Politics: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

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This special collection of articles on the death penalty and the politics of abolition in Asia and the Pacific is published to coincide with the centenary of one of the world’s earliest statutory abolitions, in the Australian state of Queensland, in August 1922

Climate change indicators reached record levels in 2023: WMO

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19 March 2024 The state of the climate in 2023 gave ominous new significance to the phrase “off the charts.” Key messages State of Global Climate report confirms 2023 as hottest year on record by clear margin Records broken for ocean heat, sea level rise, Antarctic sea ice loss and glacier retreat

C40: The cost of fossil gas: The health, economic and environmental implications for cities

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Fossil gas, or natural gas, is often touted as a ‘clean’ alternative to coal and a bridge fuel to renewables. It is, however, a key part of the fossil fuel problem.

Rich countries attain record human development, but half of the poorest have gone backwards, finds UN Development Programme

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New York - Uneven development progress is leaving the poorest behind, exacerbating inequality, and stoking political polarization on a global scale. The result is a dangerous gridlock that must be urgently tackled through collective action, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

World Happiness Report 2024

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In this issue of the World Happiness Report we focus on the happiness of people at different stages of life. In the seven ages of man in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the later stages of life are portrayed as deeply depressing.

Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

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The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

Binaifer Nowrojee Appointed New President of Open Society Foundations; Mark Malloch-Brown to Step Down

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NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations today announced Binaifer Nowrojee has been appointed the new president with Mark Malloch-Brown stepping down from his role in June 2024.

Progressing National SDG Implementation Report Launch (TODAY.19TH MARCH 2024)

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The Progressing National SDGs Implementation report series provides independent analyses of how UN member states share progress at the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

REPORT LAUNCH: Nations in Transit 2024

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The event will feature researchers presenting key findings from the 2024 report, followed by a panel discussion on the implications of those findings and the state of democracy in the region. Date April 11, 2024


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In a thoroughly updated second edition of his reference book International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, our faculty member Professor Marco Sassòli discusses the rules protecting certain categories of persons, including civilians in occupied territories and non-international armed conflicts....

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2023 snapshot

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This report reviews key global developments in climate change litigation, with a focus on the period May 2022 to May 2023, drawing primarily on the Climate Change Litigation databases maintained by the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law.