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 government in collaboration with Non-governmental Organisation which fights against HIV/Aids, will be initiating a special program to minimise HIV/Aids new cases in the region.
The day started as an idea in 2004 by an Egyptian non-governmental organisation called Orman.
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.
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.
The coordinator of CAFORD a church non-governmental organisation working in the Catholic diocese of Tombura-Yambio Mr.
BAJAUR AGENCY -- Youth and social activists of Bajaur Agency on Wednesday alleged that many non-governmental organisations working in the region have a discriminatory attitude with the local people in the hiring of its staffs.
In UN's page on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) - more precisely, in the 'Advanced search for Civil Society Organization' section - Jammu and Kashmir has been inserted in the 'Country / Geographical area' section, media reports said.
According to Kashmir Media Service, in UN's page on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) - more precisely, in the 'Advanced search for Civil Society Organization' section - Jammu and Kashmir has been inserted in the'Country / Geographical area' section, media reports said.
TAP) -- Over 30 companies and non-governmental organisations took part in the 4th edition of the business fair organised on Wednesday by the Tunis Business School.
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.
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.

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