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This is where we write about nongovernmental organizations existing around the world.

Committee Approves 15 Non-Governmental Organizations for Association with United Nations Department of Public Information

The Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Association Committee today associated 15 non-governmental organizations with the United Nations Department, bringing to 1,465 the number of working with the Department in the area of communications and outreach. Non-governmental organizations are important partners in disseminating information about the Organization’s work to the world.  In a message to the Civil Society […]

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Hungary Passes Tough Anti-Foreign NGO Law

Budapest: Hungary’s parliament approved on Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros. A new law, passed by 130 votes to 44, will force groups receiving more than 24,000 euros ($26,000) annually in overseas funding to register as a “foreign-supported organisation”, […]

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Egypt’s Sisi approves controversial NGO law

The bill restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms for non-compliance. Egyptian lawmakers have said the new law is necessary to protect national security [FILE: EPA] Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental organizations, making it harder for charities to operate. The […]

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NGO Empowers Over 40 Women In Benin

Written By: Patrick Ochoga, Benin City Nigerian born US based President of Godsent Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr  Dion Osagie, says no fewer than 40 women have been empowered to start their own businesses by his organization between January and March 2017 alone.  Osagie made this disclosure during an interview with newsmen in […]

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UNESCO Criticised for NGO Global Forum in Saudi Arabia

Written By Ronald Joshua GENEVA (IDN) – UNESCO, the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and its Director-General Irinia Bokova are coming under sharp criticism for holding the UNESCO NGO Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to UNESCO, more than 400 NGOs and over 2,100 delegates from some 70 countries attended. Speakers included Olympic […]

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INDIA: Govt bars Delhi NGO from receiving foreign funds

The action against the PHFI was taken after the ministry found that the NGO was allegedly violating provisions of the FCRA.  New Delhi: The government has barred an NGO from receiving foreign funding, including from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for alleged violation of the law. The home ministry has cancelled the Foreign Contribution […]

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NIGERIA: UNDP empowers NGO to fight corruption

For a better public awareness on the negative impact of corruption, the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) has charged a Taraba State-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Youth Progressive Association in Taraba (TYPA), to go the extra miles to monitor effective implementation of both state and federal government projects in the state. TYPA had been saddled with […]

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