What is an NGO?
A Non-governmental organization (NGO) is a voluntary group of individuals or organizations, usually not affiliated with any government, that is formed to provide services or to advocate a . Although some NGOs are for-profit corporations, the vast majority are nonprofit organizations.
Yearbook of international organizations - JX1904 .A42
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UN NGO Database - Department of Economic and Social Affairs - 3,400 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Consultative status with ECOSOC gives civil society access to nearly all intergovernmental processes at the UN dealing with economic and social development, gender issues, sustainable development, small arms, and human rights.
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations - The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being.
UNESCO Database of Non-Governmental Organizations - Provides searchable profiles and contact information of the NGOs affiliated with UNESCO.
Directory of Development Organizations - Over 47,000 organizations of all kinds listed by region and country. One of the most extensive compilation of NGO country directories.
Global Policy Forum: NGOs - Guide for NGOs in the fields of international affairs, business, social and economic justice, and other topics.
Idealist.Org - A searchable directory of over 52,000 organizations by name, mission, country of focus, and more.
InterAction - Alliance of US-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, with links to more than 150 member organizations.
AidData - Browse by country and other criteria in order to find development projects NGOs and IGOs are funding in various nations.