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Global Research Gateway: Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Non-governmental organization (NGO) refers to a legally constituted organization created with no participation or representation of any government and driven . These organizations are task-oriented perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions. Some are organized around specific issues such as human rights, environment, gender, or health. In many jurisdictions these types of organization are defined as "civil society organizations."

International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)