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Non Government Organisations (NGOs)

Non government organisation has its most popular use when referring to organisations that work within the context of the United Nations.

Wikipedia: "A non-governmental organisation (NGO) is a non-profit group or association that acts outside of institutionalized political structures and pursues matters of interest to its members by lobbying, persuasion, or direct action. The term is generally restricted to social, cultural, legal, and environmental advocacy groups having goals that are primarily noncommercial. NGOs usually gain at least a portion of their funding from private sources. Because the label "NGO" is considered too broad by some, as it might cover anything that is non-governmental, many NGOs now prefer the term private voluntary organisation or Private Development Organisation.