History of 'World NGO Day'
World NGO Day, 27 February, was distinguished by the British humanitarian Marquis Leores Skadmanis. The day was officially recognized on 17 April 2010 by the Baltic Sea NGO Forum, of the Council of States of the Baltic Sea. The member nations of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum were Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden. This day was celebrated for the first time on 27 February 2014. It was organized in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, which was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. This day was recognized in 89 countries and six continents between 2010 and 2018.
Objective of celebrating 'World NGO Day
The purpose of celebrating 'World NGO Day' is to make people understand the importance of NGOs and encourage those working in NGOs around the world who are working for the benefit of people and animals. This day also provides an opportunity to honor NGO founders, employees, members, supporters and volunteers. Also motivates others to join NGOs and help needy people and animals. This day is also celebrated to share the knowledge and experience associated with NGOs with each other.
World NGO Day 2021: World NGO Day is celebrated on 27 February every year around the world. These days are celebrated with the aim of explaining the importance of NGOs and to encourage those working in NGOs across the globe to work for the benefit of people and creatives. For the first time, this day was celebrated as World NGO Day on 27 February 2014.
What is an NGO?
NGO means non-government organization i.e. non-governmental organization. These organizations are registered with the government. They work in different areas. Their job is to help the needy. Some NGOs work for the help of humans, and some work for the betterment of organisms. They do not charge any fee for helping. The government provides financial assistance to these NGOs to help people and animals, so that they can do the best work for the betterment of society.