non-governmental organisation

non-governmental organisation

A term which, in its simplest definition, refers to a body established legally in a particular jurisdiction by one or more natural (“real”) or legal (“virtual”) persons operating independently of any government, which is not a conventional for-profit enterprise.

In the US, NGOs include both charities and quasi-autonomous non-governmental bodies (quangos) with the term non-profit organisation (NPO).
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The day started as an idea in 2004 by an Egyptian non-governmental organisation called Orman.
It will transport in total around 16 tons of humanitarian relief items donated by a non-governmental organisation comprising power generators, boats, food and clothing.
November 15, 2012 (PARIS) - A German non-governmental organisation (NGO) said Thursday it is pulling out of Ethiopia in protest against Ethiopia's controversial 2009 civil society and charity law (CSO), which has put growing restrictions on its activities.
The coordinator of CAFORD a church non-governmental organisation working in the Catholic diocese of Tombura-Yambio Mr.
March 30, 2015 (WAU) -- The governor of South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Rizik Zackaria Hassan has instructed the gender and social welfare ministry to review the mandate of civil society and non-governmental organisations operating in the region.
Chief Executive CY Leung said potential land donors can achieve their objectives by approaching non-governmental organisations to build housing.
Afghan and American officials visited the Kabul Juvenile Detention Centre to deliver supplies donated by non-governmental organisations, the US military said on Friday.
This initiative tightens control of non-governmental organisations and conflicts with international human rights conventions and the effective Constitution of the country, claimed the NGOs.
Summary: du, the integrated telecom operator in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs have jointly launched Musahama, a comprehensive web portal for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the UAE.
THE Sphere Project was launched in 1997 by a group of non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian aid agencies.
This is why Management Accounting for Non-Governmental Organisations (Mango), the UK-based charity that provides accounting services to relief and development projects, has teamed up with DLA Recruitment Consultants to help people who have completed their Mango contracts to find new jobs.
The Gauteng Department of Health would like to reassure all non-governmental organisations which are still awaiting payments that the monies will be released tomorrow,Thursday, 10 May 2012.

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