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 Member States endorse CSDDD agreement

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BREAKING: On 15 March 2024, EU member states endorsed the Belgian Presidency’s political deal on the CSDDD, despite Germany abstaining. Compared to the deal reached in December, the new agreement includes some painful concessions, particularly on the number of companies it will cover.

Vanuatu ICJ Initiative

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The Republic of Vanuatu is leading the initiative at the UN International Court of Justice for an Advisory Opinion on the Obligations of States relevant to climate action

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU): Youth Voices for Transforming Education through GCED

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This year's workshop will be held online under the theme of “Youth Voices for Transforming Education through GCED.” Grant and mentorship opportunities will also be available for the selected workshop graduates. Please share this announcement within your networks and communities so those interested youth leaders can join this exciting oppor tunity.

Beyond crisis: Driving gender equality and empowerment for women and girls of all ages through social protection

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Organisers: HelpAge International, International Labour Organization of the United Nations (ILO), Irish Aid (Government of Ireland)

SOMO: Competition Policy and Power Research Fund, Call for proposals

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The Competition Policy and Power Research Fund aims to promote research that will help combat excessive market power by bridging gaps in current knowledge and supporting practical advances and innovations in the use of competition and anti-trust tools.

Friends of Earth: Export-Import Bank Fuels Financing for Bahrain Fossil Fuel Expansion

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WASHINGTON – Today the board of directors at the United States Export-Import Bank voted to approve financing for fossil fuel expansion in Bahrain, greenlighting $500 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Multilateral Environmental Agreements Negotiator’s Handbook: Third Edition

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School published an updated Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) Negotiator’s Handbook.

State of Global Environmental Governance 2023

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Titled, ‘State of Global Environmental Governance 2023,’ the fifth edition of the report shares insights gained from observing talks on the many areas of environment and sustainable development, including the SDGs, climate change, biodiversity, chemicals, forests, and land.

The Collective Impact Action Summit 2024

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The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and FSG, is hosting the field’s annual Collective Impact Action Summit on April 30 - May 2, 2024. Over three days, participants will find both inspiration and practical advice for how to engage in community collaborations that center equity and belonging in collective impact work.

UNV: Diversity Mosaic

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UNV presents 77 inspirational UN Volunteers and Online Volunteers with disabilities.

Oxfam sues the Danish state to stop arms exports to Israel

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Oxfam Denmark, Amnesty International Denmark, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Action Aid Denmark) and the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq are suing the Danish National Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to stop Danish arms exports to Israel.

EU: Council and Parliament reach political agreement on ban for products made with forced labour

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The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional deal on the regulation prohibiting in the EU market products made with forced labour.

Sightsavers pledges US$60 million to help beat neglected tropical diseases

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Sightsavers will invest US$60 million towards eliminating several diseases that are causing pain and suffering across Africa.

People Powered Home About Participatory Democracy Resources Get Help News Community Connect Call for applications: Get mentorship support to launch or improve a participatory program!

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The Rising Stars Program connects democracy practitioners with expert guidance to launch and improve participatory programs. This online mentorship program bridges the gap between advocates, policymakers, and program managers (mentees), and on-the-ground experts (mentors).

With UNESCO, Arab and European Universities Are Committed to Promote Transformative Education

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Transformative Education equips the young minds of today with the tools, values, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to drive positive change and foster just, inclusive, and sustainable societies.

ActionAid statement on sexual violence in Gaza and Israel

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"The alleged sexual violence and harassment against any woman, both in Israel and Palestine, are deeply troubling and must be addressed. International mechanisms like the ICC and specialized courts must prosecute any alleged crimes. "

Investing in women crucial to bridge gender gap in political leadership in Asia and the Pacific

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Themed ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’, the annual International Women’s Day commemoration hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women further drew attention to the point that when women have a seat at the table, policies are more gender-responsive and inclusive.

How well did UN Member States report on their SDG commitments in 2023?

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The annual Progressing National SDGs Implementation report gives an independent analysis of the progress reports UN Member States share each year at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York.

ODI: Breaking down barriers to women's political power: an era-defining election year

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This year more than ever, as billions of people around the world go to the polls, women’s political participation is critical. Its importance is enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a blueprint for women’s rights that emphasises equal participation at all levels of political power and decision-making. Yet almost three decades on from Beijing, gender norms remain a persiste