Provided by University of California Berkeley Library; find links to guides and directories for International NGOs, Regional NGOs, as well as NGOs & the UN.
What is an NGO?
An NGO, or Non-governmental Organization, is an organization focused on humanitarian issues, often social problems with a political aspect (eg. human rights, relief services, women's rights).
NGOs may receive partial or full funding from governments (including Inter-Governmental Organizations) but are not directly part of the structure of any government. NGOs also generally exclude government representatives from membership.
What kind of information do international NGOs produce?
Publications describing their work
Publications describing and evaluating problems
Policy suggestions (e.g. green papers)
Conference papers and publications
International statistics concerning humanitarian issues
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