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Important International NGO’s

• NGO and INGO- different from intergovernmental organisation(IGOs), which describes
groups such as the united nation or the international labor organisation.
• An INGO may be founded by private philanthropy, such as Ford  foundation, or as an adjunct to existing international organizations, such as the Catholic or Lutheran


• Committed to fighting poverty.
• empower poor women because
“women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty”.
• Strengthening capacity for self-help

• Providing economic opportunity
• Delivering relief in emergencies

Amnesty International

• Amnesty international is an INGO that is dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally regarded human rights as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Their goals.
• Stop violence against women
• Defend the rights and dignity of those trapped in
• Abolish the death penalty
• Oppose torture and combat terror with justice
Oxfam international
• It is an INGO which works with local partner organizations and people living under poverty trying to exercise their human rights.

Area of work includes

long-term programs to eradicate poverty and injustice.
• deliver immediate life-saving assistance to people affected by natural disasters or conflict.
• raise public awareness of the causes of poverty Mercy corps It is a organization operating to have assisted.
• people survive humanitarian conflicts.
• seek improvements in livelihoods,
• deliver durable development to their communities.
• Mercy Corps proposes a mission to “alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities.”

Save the children

• It is an international non government  organisation that promotes Children rights, provides
relief and helps support children in developing countries.
• It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

Good Neighbors

• It is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organization.
• It has General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
• Established in 1991.
• the organization currently conducts missions around the world to improve quality of life and
educational standards, as well as to provide aid in areas of civil unrest or natural disasters.
Doctors without Borders.
• Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian nongovernmental
organization (NGO) best known for its projects in war torn regions and developing
countries affected by endemic diseases.
• It has general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
• It received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its members’ continued efforts to provide medical care in acute crises, as well as raising international awareness of potential
humanitarian disasters.

Health international

• Health Right International is a global health and human rightsorganization.
• Health Right international was founded in 1990 by physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann.
• Health Right International was known as Doctors of the World- WOSM.
• The World Organization of the Scout Movement .
• WOSM was established in 1922.
• It has its operational headquarters at Kuala
lumpur Malaysia.
• The WOSM’s current stated mission is to contribute to the education of young people.
• to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a
constructive role in society.

Plan International

• Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation
which works in 71 countries across the world, in Africa, the Americas, and Asia to advance
children’s rights and equality for girls.
• Plan International is one of the world’s largest organizations working for children’s rights and
gender equality.

Action AID

• ActionAid is an international NGO whose primary aim is to work against poverty and
injustice worldwide.
• works with communities, often via local partner organisations,
• It was founded in 1972 by Cecil Jackson Cole.

• the primary focus –child education – promoting human rights–assisting people
that are in poverty-assisting those who face discrimination, and also assist people who
face injustice.

Open mind projects

• is a development organisation focused on helping communities in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
and Nepal through the creation and management of grass roots projects in the areas of e learning education, and environment.
• The focus of the organisation is using information and communication technologies (ICT) to educate individuals in schools, orphanages, national parks, and villages. Projects rely on volunteers to promote changes in local communities.

Friends of Peoples Close to Nature

• founded in Germany in 1991, is a non-governmental European human rights organization that works in the field of indigenous right.
• Campaigns are carried out on a global level, with members traveling to East Africa,
the Amazon FOREST and the Philippines.

Survival International

• It is a human right organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples .
• The organisation’s campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples’ desires to keep their ancestral lands.
• Survival International calls these peoples “some of the most vulnerable on earth”, and aims to eradicate what it calls “misconceptions” used to justify violations of human rights.


• Greenpeace is a nongovernmental environmental organization.
• Greenpeace was founded by Irving Stoweand Dorothy  Stowe, Canadian and US ex-pat environmental activists in 1971.
• Greenpeace states its goal is to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”
[and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues.
• It uses direct action, lobbying, research,to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties.

World Wide Fund for Nature

• It is international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field
of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
•  The Living Planet Report is published every two years by WWF since 1998; it is based on a Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculation.
• mission is “to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future
in which humans live in harmony with nature.”
• Currently, much of its work concentrates on the conservation of four bio-mes that contain most of the world’s biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.
International Union for conservation of Nature(IUCN).
• is an international organisation working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
• It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education.
• IUCN’s mission is to “influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically
• IUCN tries to influence the actions of governments, business and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through building partnerships.
• The organization is best known to the wider public forcompiling and publishing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide
• IUCN was established in 1948. It was previously called the International
Union for the Protection of Nature(1948–1956) and the World Conservation Union (1990–2008).


• The International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) is a global network of NGOs dedicated to the common aim of eliminating persistent organic pollutants.
•  network is primarily engaged in facilitating information exchange and in supporting
activities of its constituents.


• The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) was established by the International Council for Science(ICSU) in 1958.
• objectives are the promotion of scientific research in space on an international level, with emphasis on the free exchange of results, information, and opinions, and providing a forum,
open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect space research.