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Non-Governmental and Inter-Governmental Organizations: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

What are NGOs?

 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are voluntary, non-profit groups established by individuals or association of individuals. NGOs are not affiliated with any government operating locally, nationally, and/or internationally.

NGOs are focused on humanitarian issues, often social problems with a political aspect (eg. human rights, women's rights). They often work to make improvements in the environment and economic development.

Documents published by NGOs include:

  • Publications describing their work
  • Reports, analysis, newsletters
  • Policy suggestions (e.g. green papers)
  • Conference papers

Finding Publications

NGO Directories

Non-Governmental Organizations