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Topic: Nongovernmental organizations

  Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / USAID Palestinian funds frozen
Palestinian organizations assert that the US requirement is political and pro-Israel in nature, and they say that they are forbidden to sign the commitment because of a stipulation in Palestinian law that foreign assistance may only be accepted if there are no strings attached.
In addition to his nongovernmental organization work, Muhanna is a member of the politburo of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist group devoted to the destruction of Israel.
US participants in the meetings tried to persuade nongovernmental organization representatives that the antiterrorism statement was not very different from the commitments to nondiscrimination in employment and to a drug-free workplace that recipients sign routinely.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2003/09/06/usaid_palestinian_funds_frozen   (962 words)

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Nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, are generally accepted to be organizations which have not been established by governments or agreements among governments.
Grassroots organizations are generally locally organized groups of individuals which have spring up to empower their members and take action on particular issues of concern to them.
Nongovernmental organizations have used their consultative status at the UN to affect intractable conflict in many ways.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/role_ngo.jsp   (4800 words)

 Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in the
Nongovernmental organizations range from the smallest of voluntary neighborhood associations to the most powerful, far-reaching, and well-financed of international institutions.
Because such "base organizations" or "primary groups" are associated with activity at the grassroots or local level, they appear both in popular usage and in the academic literature under the rubric of grassroots organizations (GROs).
In contrast to specific project orientations, these organizations include cooperatives, producers’ associations, urban popular organizations, and so on, that envision their work to be a demonstration, participation, or action that is a part of a larger project, such as democratization, or the reconceptualization of development itself (Esteva 1987; Korten 1990; Brecher and Costello 1994).
www.borderecoweb.sdsu.edu /bew/ngoweb.htm   (6337 words)

 Faith-Based Organizations Information on Healthline
A faith-based organization may be defined as a group of individuals united on the basis of religious or spiritual beliefs.
Faith-based organizations are stable, enduring, and often the most trusted institutions in the community.
The Partnership found that the faith-based organizations were excited about their role in promoting healthful behaviors, were able to reach a large number of youth who would not otherwise be reached, and were advocates for policy changes to benefit the health of their communities.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/faith-based-organizations   (959 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Other Intergovernmental Organizations
North Atlantic Treaty Organization-- NATO is attempting to participate in the development of cooperative security structures for the whole of Europe.
Organization of American States-- The principal international organization of the Western Hemisphere, with searchable information on many issues in the Hemisphere.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe-- Publications and newsletters are available from this international organization, which is "the largest regional security organization in the world with 55 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America.
www2.etown.edu /vl/otherigo.html   (852 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article
“ The [nongovernmental organizations] and [international organizations] role is in pursuit of their individual mission in context of the country’s needs,” said Lt. Col Michael J. Keller, a native of Plainview, Texas and public health team officer for the 358th.
The two-day conference began with a tour of the nongovernmental house - a new facility to be used as living quarters and office spaces for the nongovernmental and international groups.
The organization has already donated $1 million in pharmaceutical and medical supplies that will be distributed throughout the Task Force Ironhorse area of operation, and is the first nongovernmental organization to establish a presence in the cities of Balad and Samarra, according to Wasseem Kabbara, the Freedom and Peace Trust representative.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/dec2003/a120903a.html   (566 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations
The term nongovernmental organization (NGO) gained widespread use beginning in 1945, when it was used in the United Nations Charter to clearly distinguish between governmental and private organizations.
To be considered an NGO, an organization must be free from government control, non-profit, not considered a political party, and not involved in criminal activity.
National organizations are formed to serve people within an entire country, and international organizations are usually headquartered in a developed country and provide services to more than one developing country.
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Met-Obe/Nongovernmental-Organizations.html   (339 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations - Abkhazia
Since the end of armed conflict in September 1993, local people have organized nongovernmental organizations to help rebuild their communities.
The psychological burden is exacerbated by economic collapse, displacement, continuing deaths (often caused by land mines) and a feeling of isolation.
This post-Soviet generation of public service organizations is not waiting for assistance from others, but are seeking ways to mobilize their own resources.
www.socsci.uci.edu /istudies/abkhazia/nongov.html   (271 words)

 Sustainable Waters Program - Nongovernmental Organizations
This organization support river and watershed advocates at the local, state, and regional levels, helps them build effective organizations, and promote working together to build a nationwide movement for rivers and watersheds.
Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization concerned with improving water quality and securing adequate instream flows to aid in the recovery of Pacific and Atlantic salmon and to conserve wild trout and salmon populations.
Founded in 1928, WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.
www.nature.org /initiatives/freshwater/resources/art17024.html   (1276 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations and Institutions that Influence Public Policy in "About America: How the United States is ...
Special interest groups are private-sector organizations whose members share common interests or positions on public policy, and who pool their resources with the intent of gaining a more prominent voice in policy debates.
Some organizations have a long history of working towards a general goal, while others are formed temporarily to advocate for or against a specific policy proposal.
Because state and local governments can be significantly affected by federal government policy, they have formed their own associations to ensure that the interests of states, cities, counties, and other governments have a voice.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/abtamerica/ngo.htm   (1340 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations, United States Information on Healthline
Certain types of NGOs are also called voluntary organizations, development agencies, civil society organizations, membership organizations, mutual aid societies, advocacy organizations, and grassroots organizations.
Unlike organizations in the public sector, which are often subject to constant political pressure and regulation, and those in the corporate sector, which are beholden to their owners and shareholders, NGOs are accountable primarily to the public's trust.
Their organizational structures are more formal and complex, and their operations are more strategic and businesslike.
healthline.com /galecontent/nongovernmental-organizations-united-states   (918 words)

 SEE Portal - Homepage / News / News:Macedonia - Nongovernmental Organizations will Assist the Road to EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The state should use all possibilities for as quick entry into the EU as possible, including the potential of teh nongovernmental organizations, said the participants in the final closing session of the Civil Society Forum - NGO Fair 2004.
The civic organizations were particularly concerned about the corruption in higher education.
She also warned that the civic organizations are getting too close to politics, in spite of the fact that it is something they can't afford.
see.oneworld.net /article/view/99534/1/3193   (397 words)

 Challenges to International Nongovernmental Organizations
The relation between the effectiveness of an organization and its right to exist is surely determined by its ability to continue to attract members and not by some externally imposed criteria.
There may be resentment of any imposition of a new Western style organization, and a lack of any socio-anthropological skill to match very different styles of organization, or to create or adapt an INGO appropriate to them.
Fourthly, there is the non-representativity forced upon organizations by the problems of communication and transport between distant points on the surface of the planet.
www.laetusinpraesens.org /docs/ingo.php   (5513 words)

 Non-governmental organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In its broadest sense, a non-governmental organization is one that is not directly part of the structure of government.
QUANGOs are quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations, such as the W3C and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which is actually not purely an NGO, since its membership is by nation, and each nation is represented by what the ISO Council determines to be the 'most broadly representative' standardization body of a nation.
Now, such a body might in fact be a nongovernmental organization--for example, the United States is represented in ISO by the American National Standards Institute, which is independent of the federal government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nongovernmental_organization   (2984 words)

 Nongovernmental organizations are fighting - and winning - social, political battles
Nongovernmental organizations are fighting - and winning - social, political battles
But in virtually every part of the world, these nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are having a major impact on governments, corporations, official international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, and - most importantly - the lives of people and the health of the planet.
Nongovernmental organizations also have influenced major international corporations.
www.scj.org /scj_homp/conference-generale-2000/monitor-12022000.html   (1321 words)

 US CODE: Title 42,300x–65. Services provided by nongovernmental organizations
(2) to allow the organizations to accept the funds to provide the services to the individuals without impairing the religious character of the organizations or the religious freedom of the individuals.
A religious organization that provides services under any substance abuse program under this subchapter or subchapter III–A of this chapter shall retain its independence from Federal, State, and local governments, including such organization’s control over the definition, development, practice, and expression of its religious beliefs.
Except as provided in paragraph (2), any religious organization providing services under any substance abuse program under this subchapter or subchapter III–A of this chapter shall be subject to the same regulations as other nongovernmental organizations to account in accord with generally accepted accounting principles for the use of such funds provided under such program.
www.law.cornell.edu /uscode/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00000300---x065-.html   (635 words)

 International Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations Research Guide
Contains background information on international organizations in the introduction; an alphabetical list of organizations with each entry including all or most of the following elements: origin and development, objectives, structure, activities, leadership, address, phone, fax, publications and references; membership tables; classification of countries and membership of major groups; index of foundation dates.
Alphabetically arranged entries on the UN system and specialized agencies, international governmental and nongovernmental organizations that cooperate with the UN, full and partial texts of international agreements and treaties, and term explanations contained in four volumes.
Included are the main international organizations in Africa; alphabetical list containing name, acronym, founding date, and member countries; short biographical information on individuals who have been in leadership roles in African international organizations; maps; tables; bibliography; index.
web.library.emory.edu /subjects/socsci/polsci/igongo.html   (4996 words)

 Nongovernmental organizations - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nongovernmental organizations, are groups which work independently of government or business, and are commonly referred to as NGOs or Third Sector Organizations.
The National Environmental Directory is a searchable a directory of more than 13,000 organizations in the United States concerned with environmental issues and environmental education.
Organizations can add or update their own listings.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=NGO   (200 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations and the Global Compact
It is intriguing that in seeking to defend and justify the Global Compact, the Secretary-General has had to rely on the fact that (some) NGOs expressed approval of it (although any their reservations they might have had are not so evident).
By comparison, it might however be asked how credible is a UN that had a direct role in supervising two major massacres, and maintained a monitoring facility in the immediate proximity of a prison (El-Khiyam) in which torture was systematically practiced for a decade and many people died as a consequence.
An organization with the misleading title Business Council for the United Nations (http://www.unausa.org/bcun/index.htm) has been created "to bring a better understanding of the U.N. to the business community".
www.laetusinpraesens.org /docs/globcomp/globcom4.php   (3387 words)

 The WWW VL Public Health: Selected Topics - Non-Governmental Organizations
AI is also an "advocate for advocacy," fighting to preserve the rights of organizations to engage in advocacy and to persuade foundations and others of the fundamental importance of supporting advocacy.
In conjunction with faculties, staffs, and related organizations and institutions, the Association seeks to act on issues of social justice and to create awareness through education and praxis.
These organizations disseminate information about the UN to their constituency, thereby building knowledge of and support for the Organization at the grassroots level.
www.ldb.org /vl/top/top-ngo.htm   (954 words)

 Carl Gershman, "Building a Worldwide Movement for Democracy: The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations," American ...
The Endowment is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.
The growth of democracy organizations in the post-communist and developing countries and of support agencies in the established democracies is an entirely new feature of the architecture of contemporary politics.
Second, the nongovernmental groups themselves must strengthen their capacity to network and aid each other, share experience, defend those who face persecution and danger, and forge a deeper sense of common purpose regionally and internationally.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itps/0803/ijpe/pj81gershman.htm   (1635 words)

 Russian NGO Law Criticized by State Department Official - US Department of State
Washington -- Russia is working against democratic trends as a new law takes effect restricting activities of domestic and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), according to Barry F. Lowenkron, the State Department’s assistant secretary for democracy, human rights and labor, in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on February 1.
We have been above board in terms of helping Russians themselves organize themselves in a whole range of activities, from helping the media, to the forming of political parties, to weighing in on their concerns.
When NGOs ask for help--when they ask for help in terms of how to organize, when they ask for help in terms of how to observe elections--then I think American taxpayers, or German taxpayers, or taxpayers anywhere around the world that support NGOs are very comfortable offering that.
usinfo.state.gov /eur/Archive/2006/Feb/08-245680.html   (2009 words)

 Nongovernmental Organizations and Activists
Contains annotated list of links to members of the IGC, the large umbrella organization on the Internet that covers the activities of peace, labor, environment, and social justice activist and interest groups.
Organized by the Philanthropy Journal, the well-organized site provides annotated links to activists, human rights groups, civil liberties and politics groups, relief and development groups, environmental and animal rights activists, and other lists of nonprofit organizations.
General international resources are broken down by categories such as civil liberties and human rights, computers and technology, disaster relief, economic development, education, environment, immigration, peace and conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, religion, and women's issues.
mitpress.mit.edu /journals/INOR/deibert-guide/section_15.html   (571 words)

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