Non-governmental organizations (NGO)
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a type of organization that is independently funded and operated, and is not affiliated with any government. NGOs typically work to promote social, cultural, and environmental causes or to advocate for particular points of view. They may be either for-profit or not-for-profit and may focus on a wide range of issues, including human rights, environmental protection, education, and healthcare.
In the UK, there are many NGOs that operate at the local, national, and international levels. Examples of UK-based NGOs include Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Save the Children.
In the United States, NGOs include organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Nature Conservancy, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Australia, NGOs include organizations such as the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Fred Hollows Foundation, and the Wilderness Society.
In India, NGOs include organizations such as the Tata Trusts, the Aravind Eye Care System, and the Pratham Education Foundation.
NGOs can also be found in many other countries around the world. Some examples of international NGOs include Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Greenpeace.
NGOs play an important role in addressing social, cultural, and environmental issues and advocating for the rights and needs of various groups of people. They often rely on donations, grants, and fundraising activities to support their operations.