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World NGO Day: February 27

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The term “Non-Governmental Organization” was created in Article 71 of the Charter of the newly formed United Nations in 1945. An NGO can be any kind of organization provided that it is independent of government influence and is not for profit. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) also often referred to as Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), charitable organizations, membership organizations or the third sector are non-profit, citizen-based groups that function independently of government.

World NGO Day is, therefore, a global initiative that aims to highlight the efforts and achievements of NGOs from all sectors, offer the opportunity for people to understand more clearly what NGOs are doing for society at a local, national and international level and also provide a platform for NGOs to discuss the issues that affect their work and share their knowledge and experience.

In every country, there are numerous NGO entities, from larger organizations, professional associations and chambers of commerce to small local charities, grassroots organizations in every city or district representing a multitude of interests, sectors and activities. The universal concept of the World NGO Day is Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate the various NGOs around the world, and the people behind them that contribute to society all year around.

World NGO Day can be marked through local, regional and international events and projects to celebrate NGOs’ vital activities and contribution to society. Society can take an active part in celebrating World NGO Day which will help raise awareness of this sector. Potential ways for NGOs and everyone to celebrate as part of World NGO Day include: Co-operating with local schools/universities to run a simulated World NGO Day events for students and pupils to learn about issues at NGOs or opportunities, from local charities to international movements, Organising activities to raise awareness, such as sharing messages with the community via online, TV, Radio, newsletters or local newspapers, hosting events to raise awareness and funds, organizing an NGO exchange event to swap goods and ideas with others

Even in Nepal, various programs are conducted bringing the NGO of the countries and recognizing its contribution in the society. There are numerous such organizations working in Nepal, so NGO day adds value to their presence and the works they are doing. World NGO Day is therefore a global initiative that aims to highlight the efforts and achievements of NGOs from all sectors,offer the opportunity for people to understand more clearly what NGOs are doing for society at a local, national and international level and also provide a platform for NGOs to discuss the issues that affect their work and share their knowledge and experience with one another.

  • Saru Pyakurel