non-governmental organization (NGO)

  

Definition

Private sector, voluntary (and usually non-profit and non-sectarian) organization that contributes to, or participates in, cooperation projects, education, training or other humanitarian, progressive, or watchdog activities. Some of them are accredited by the UN, and some collect donations for distribution among disadvantaged or distressed people. Major worldwide NGOs include International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC), International Committee Of The Red Cross, International Organization For Standardization (ISO), Transparency International, World Wide Web (W3) Consortium, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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  • When you are working in a NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION you need to make sure that you are doing what your boss says.

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  • Non-Governmental Organization have done many kinds of service for people, boy-scouts help our young men grow up with a variety of skills. Many others help the poor, sick or underprivileged they run foundations that help in certain area's of need.

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  • They were a non-governmental organization, which made me glad because I did not like the government at all and wanted nothing to do with them.

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