Date, theme, history, significance, celebration, and more for World NGO Day 2024

These independent organisations' vital contributions and significant impacts on society are recognised and celebrated on this day.  

N.G.O." means non-governmental organisation. Non-governmental organisations are nonprofits that operate independently of the government.   

Non-profit organisations (NPOs), civil society organisations (CSOs), charitable organisations  

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third sector organisations play important roles in development, human rights, humanitarian aid, gender equality, environment, and other public action areas.  

More than 89 countries on six continents celebrate World NGO Day.   

It was founded in 2009 by social entrepreneur Marcis Liors Skadmanis. However, it was first observed on February 27, 2014.   

All nonprofit and non-governmental organisations worldwide are honoured on this day.  

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