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  NGOs - Global Policy Forum
The changing role of NGOs within international organizations, including the United Nations, the Bretton Woods Institutions and the WTO, with special emphasis on problems and prospects for NGOs at the UN.
NGOs pursue their advocacy goals through diverse means including networking, lobbying, conferences, use of the mass media, involvement in elections, and protests.
NGOs finance their work through a variety of sources including membership dues, foundation and government grants, sales of services and business activities like credit cards, cruises and tee-shirt sales.
www.globalpolicy.org /ngos   (386 words)

  
  Partnership with NGOs and Civil Society
NGOs are recognized for their role in developing innovative initiatives, programmes or components of programmes, approaches and mechanisms to address development problems and issues.
Many NGOs, with their generally flexible organizational structure and characteristics — organizational independence, participatory structures and willingness to spend time on dialogue and learning — are able to experiment on new institutional mechanisms and on different approaches that add value to projects.
NGOs deem active participation by the poor in their development process as an essential precondition to their empowerment — participation not only in the implementation of programmes or projects but also in their conception, design, monitoring and evaluation.
www.ifad.org /ngo   (711 words)

  
 Non-governmental organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is not part of a government and was not founded by states.
NGOs are usually non-profit organizations that gain at least a portion of their funding from private sources.
At this stage, NGOs try to advance changes in policies and institutions at a local, national and international level; they move away from their operational service providing role towards a catalytic role.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Non-governmental_organization   (1814 words)

  
 Special Session on Children - UNICEF
NGOs from around the world have participated in the preparatory process, providing feedback on the Draft outcome document and to the mass mobilization efforts towards the Global Movement for Children.
NGO representatives under the age of 18 but must be accompanied by a chaperone.
NGO representatives are requested to use the pedestrian entrance gate at 48th Street and 1st Avenue.
www.unicef.org /specialsession/ngo   (990 words)

  
 Africa Recovery/UN/13#1.Aid for NGOs
President Daniel arap Moi recently warned that any NGO in Kenya found dabbling in politics would be de-registered, and accused some NGOs in the country of corruption and financial indiscipline.
The average salary of a middle-level NGO worker in Africa is usually in the range of $1,500 to $2,000 a month, while a civil servant will be lucky to draw a fifth of that.
He said NGOs tend to pursue their own agenda or that of donors, which may result in possible overlapping and duplication of NGO activities.
www.un.org /ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol13no1/aid2ngo.htm   (1530 words)

  
 NGOs - Global Policy Forum
The changing role of NGOs within international organizations, including the United Nations, the Bretton Woods Institutions and the WTO, with special emphasis on problems and prospects for NGOs at the UN.
NGOs pursue their advocacy goals through diverse means including networking, lobbying, conferences, use of the mass media, involvement in elections, and protests.
NGOs finance their work through a variety of sources including membership dues, foundation and government grants, sales of services and business activities like credit cards, cruises and tee-shirt sales.
globalpolicy.igc.org /ngos   (462 words)

  
 UML/UN - NGOs
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any local, national or international citizens' group (i.e., not part of a government) which does not work for profit.
NGOs work in fields as diverse as law, refugee work, human rights and disarmament; their work can range from influencing policy or organizing communities around special issues to providing technical or medical assistance to conducting research.
Because of their flexibility, NGOs provide a unique channel through which ordinary citizens can participate in decisions which they feel affect their lives that could be anything from housing to arms control.
www.uml.edu /proj/UN/Un/Organization/NGO   (678 words)

  
 Asia Times
In that context, according to one international NGO official who asked not to be identified, the AEI conference could be seen as part of a troublesome pattern.
The general message at Wednesday's conference was that, while NGOs such as Amnesty International, CARE, Oxfam, and Friends of the Earth have performed valuable work in promoting human rights, development and environmental protection, their general policies, particularly at the international level, may be inimical to US interests and free-market principles.
On the political front, international NGOs, which in recent years led the fight for the global ban on anti-personnel mines, the Kyoto Protocol to fight global warming and the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, are pursuing a "liberal internationalist" vision that "wants to constrain the United States", said American University law Professor Kenneth Anderson.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Front_Page/EF14Aa01.html   (876 words)

  
 REC: New Regional Environmental Centers: NGO Needs: Environmental NGOs: General Portrait
As to the Russian NGO community during this period, it was mainly concerned with adapting to a new geo-political situation.
The younger NGOs have an obvious advantage in their ability to communicate in foreign languages (with regard to English, the relevant figures are 79% for the new NGO generation and 67% for the old generation.
The NGO population is almost unanimous in evaluating their financial status as negative or disastrous (23% and 33% respectively).
www.rec.org /REC/Publications/NREC/needs3.html   (3236 words)

  
 The rise and role of NGOs in sustainable development | Working with NGOs | BSDGlobal
The term NGO may be a ubiquitous term, but it is used to describe a bewildering array of groups and organizations - from activist groups 'reclaiming the streets' to development organizations delivering aid and providing essential public services.
Although it is often assumed that NGOs are charities or enjoy non-profit status, some NGOs are profit-making organizations such as cooperatives or groups which lobby on behalf of profit-driven interests.
Not all NGOs are amenable to collaboration with the private sector.
www.bsdglobal.com /ngo/roles.asp   (818 words)

  
 Cooperation with NGOs - Institutional Implications - ADB.org
The Programs Departments are responsible for aspects of cooperation with NGOs relating to country programming and incorporation of aspects related to NGO cooperation in country programs, strategies, and policy dialogue, and in loan project and technical assistance identification.
The Programs Departments are responsible for cooperation and consultation with NGOs in country programming and country strategy activities, and would consult with the Projects Departments in matters relating to country-specific NGO cooperation and consultation relating to broader project-specific activities.
This would relate to mission requirements for addressing NGO matters and for supporting NGO participation in project processing; there may be a need to include additional staff with NGO skills and experience in project missions and expand mission durations.
adb.org /Documents/Policies/Cooperation_with_NGOs/ngo_implications.asp   (1232 words)

  
 WTO | For NGOs
On 18 July 1996 the General Council further clarified the framework for relations with NGOs by adopting a set of guidelines (WT/L/162) which “recognizes the role NGOs can play to increase the awareness of the public in respect of WTO activities”.
NGO participation in Ministerial Conferences back to top
> NGOs eligible to attend the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference
www.wto.org /english/forums_e/ngo_e/ngo_e.htm   (273 words)

  
 Unasylva - No. 171 - NGOs and forestry - Institutional strengthening of local NGOs involved in forestry: a challenge ...
The World Bank's effort in involving Indian NGOs in the design, implementation and evaluation of Bank-supported operations, ranging from sericulture to watershed management, is another example of the concern shown for institutional strengthening by a multilateral agency (Bhatnagar, 1991).
Despite the positive results of NGO participation, local officials often continue to perceive NGOs as a threat to their interests or as an outside agency usurping the government's responsibility (Fernandez.
Donors and governments should provide long-term and flexible support both for NGO efforts to develop information systems that will permit the documentation of outcomes as well as the sharing of acquired knowledge on a wider basis and for the strengthening of the present institutional linkages among NGOs and between NGOs and other organizations.
www.fao.org /docrep/u7760E/u7760e0a.htm   (2007 words)

  
 Urban Planning 235B Urbanization and Rural Development (NGOs and International Development)
NGOs have been viewed as offering positive alternatives to the development worldview and operational practices of the World Bank and the major bilateral donors.
The course is designed to begin with an overview of NGO work at different levels, and then to look at the future of NGOs given the changing realities of the global economy (and various regional particularities).
One of the great failings of many NGOs is that they operate as if their programs, however effective on the micro level, were separate from wider economic and political changes.
www.sppsr.ucla.edu /dup/courses/w00/235BW00.htm   (571 words)

  
 Sun.Star Cebu - Editorial: Vetting NGOs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ironically, it was the legislated participation of NGOs in local bodies that brought an increase in their funding and the sprouting of quasi-organizations.
In vetting NGOs for partnership, the ADB uses the criteria set by the World Bank: skill and capacity (track record proving administrative and operational capacities, as well as sectoral and geographical expertise), governance (accountability, transparency, political acceptability and absence of nepotism) and legitimacy and credibility (legal status, legitimacy in representing target beneficiaries).
But the ADB also notes that, given the NGO tradition of networking as a means of optimizing resources and improving their impact, the best references in screening NGOs are the NGOs themselves.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/ceb/2004/02/02/oped/editorial.html   (630 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Nongovernmental Organizations
NGO Café-- "Meeting place for NGOs to discuss, debate and disseminate information on their work, strategies and results," that also serves as the WWW Virtual Library for NGOs.
Provides an introduction to NGO work in many themes and spheres of activity, with suggestions and networks for success, from the Global Development Research Center.
Bretton Woods Project-- NGO that works to monitor and reform the World Bank and IMF, tracking key policy statements and reports, and providing critiques and early warnings used by NGOs across the world.
www.etown.edu /vl/ngos.html   (1004 words)

  
 Kanchi Acharya stamp on code for straying NGOs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The NGOs' grassroots proximity, high motivation and commitment, lack of red tape and lean structure could help them cut government costs in delivering essential services such as education and healthcare, the book says.
The NGOs, however, suffer from disadvantages such as allegations of "misuse and diversion of funds" and being at cross-purposes with important government policies, the book says.
This last advice is an indirect reminder to NGOs that their development work should not be a conduit for religious conversions.
www.hvk.org /articles/0103/69.html   (595 words)

  
 Migration Information Source - UNHCR and NGOs: Competitors or Companions in Refugee Protection?
In this period, several large humanitarian NGOs blamed UNHCR for focusing on the provision of assistance at the expense of its protection mandate, particularly in the Balkans.
NGOs activities can thus complement and support UNHCR activities for refugees, particularly when states fail to meet their international obligations.
NGOs can nevertheless be present, witness, monitor, document, report, advise, influence, and “responsibilise” states and government actors, thereby contributing to the protection and well being of people affected by forced displacement.
www.migrationinformation.org /Feature/display.cfm?id=200   (1219 words)

  
 Partnerships with NGOs
Recognizing that NGOs have extensive out-reach, associations and networks, particularly at the grass-roots level, the Fund continued to expand and enhance its partnerships with NGOs in 1997.
Similarly, in Egypt, strengthening NGO capabilities is an important component of the Fund's programme of assistance.
In Jordan, under the Fund's fourth cycle of assistance, national NGOs were successfully mobilized to raise awareness and inform and educate the public about population issues and their impact on the quality of life.
www.unfpa.org /about/report/report97/partners.htm   (479 words)

  
 Related Ngos - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Government and NGO Interventions in Dryland Agriculture: A Study of Two Projects in Andhara Pradesh
The treatment of the NGO sector in the national accounts: guidelines, empirical evidence, and some related issues (Working paper series / Institute of Social Studies)
Drought-related household food insecurity: An NGO household level needs assessment
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /related_ngos.htm   (72 words)

  
 NGOs India : Online Database and Resources of Indian NGOs
For bridging the data gap and improving information availability we are committed to develop and establish an ideal medium for the Participation and exchange of a trusted and accurate source of quality information.
To serve non-profit organisations, charities, grassroots and community groups, educational and research institutions.
The portal is containing information about grassroot level Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), POs, GOs in India, Funding Agencies, social activists and concerned stakeholders, Funding Agencies, issues, projects, job opportunities in social sector, success stories of individuals as well as organizations, and other relevant links.
www.ngosindia.com   (328 words)

  
 Working with NGOs | BSDGlobal
On the streets and in the boardroom, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are making themselves heard.
This section begins with a brief introduction to the NGO movement, and profiles how NGOs and businesses are coming together - and for what purposes.
Finally, NGOs talk about the ingredients of successful collaborations, and share their concerns about working with the business community.
www.bsdglobal.com /ngo   (166 words)

  
 POLITICS-U.S.: Iraq-Attack Think Tank Turns Wrath on NGOs
AEI and another right-wing group, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, announced Wednesday they are launching a new website (www.NGOWatch.org) to expose the funding, operations and agendas of international NGOs, and particularly their alleged efforts to constrain U.S. freedom of action in international affairs and influence the behaviour of corporations abroad.
The general message at Wednesday's conference was that, while NGOs like Amnesty International, CARE, Oxfam, and Friends of the Earth, have performed valuable work in promoting human rights, development, and environmental protection, their general policies, particularly at the international level, may be inimical to U.S. interests and free-market principles.
NGOs, for example, work with like-minded institutional investors, such as union and church-based pension funds, to sponsor shareholder resolutions demanding that corporations adopt more environment -- or human rights --friendly policies.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=18733   (1049 words)

  
 Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide
Journals are often referred to by a title which may be different from that of the NGO itself.
A good portion of the NGOs in our collection are based in the United States or Europe but are involved with projects primarily in the developing world.
NGOs are often part of a network of NGOs, IGOs, governments and businesses, which makes them ideal pathways into other information sources.
docs.lib.duke.edu /igo/guides/ngo/index.htm   (1314 words)

  
 NGOs -- the New World Order
Nowadays, most of us are likely to think of NGOs as large-scale charitable organizations who work all over the world providing medical care in disaster situations, food to famine sufferers or advocacy for political prisoners.
This is the title of an analytical synthesis of studies conducted over the last decade by Marguerite Peeters, subtitled "the power shift to the un-elected." "http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.14879,filter./pub_detail.asp" Ms Peeters gave a brief overview of the trends indicated by her research at a recent conference at the American Enterprise Institute.
NGO officials and their activities are widely cited in the media and relied upon in congressional testimony; corporations regularly consult with NGOs prior to major investments.
www.renewamerica.us /columns/evans/041022   (938 words)

  
 Palestine NGOs Network, Welcome to the Comprehensive Portal for NGOs in Palestine
A collection of local and remote documents and articles on a wide range of issues related to NGOs and civil society.
NGOs are invited to participate in discussions and express their ideas concerning key issues and topics of interest to NGO's in Palestine
NGO's are invited to express their ideas and concerns regarding local and global key and hot issues
www.palestine-ngos.net   (262 words)

  
 Internet Directory of NGOs in the Lao PDR
Initiated by the NGO community and partially funded by a small grant from World Bank, the Directory of NGOs working in the Lao PDR now includes information about 70 organizations and a total of 234 projects.
No new NGOs were added in the last 6 months.
NGO Publications: (showing 3 of 3 total publications uploaded in the last 6 months)
www.directoryofngos.org   (214 words)

  
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Earlier, some NGOs had considered pulling out of the region and had stopped female staff from venturing out following the rape of an international staff member working for an aid agency in the area several weeks ago.
A number of international NGOs were re-evaluating their operations in the north.
HRW has urged the newly appointed transitional government in Kabul and regional authorities in the north to investigate attacks on NGOs and other civilians, to respect the civilian nature of IDP camps, and to prohibit forcible recruitment by local commanders.
irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=28532&SelectRegion=Central_Asia&...   (649 words)

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