World NGO Day is an international calendar day every year saw on 27 February to raise awareness about the NGO sector and to support individuals overall who are included and dedicatedly working for a decent aim.
Officially perceived and proclaimed by the 12 member nations of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010 and the first time marked by the UN, EU leaders and international associations in 2014.
NGO is known as a Non-Governmental Organization or Non-Profit Organization that faces a few difficulties in the present society. NGO plays a significant role in different sectors specifically education, culture, science or development, and so on. The day aims to inspire and urge individuals to be associated with NGOs for the advancement of society.
World NGO Day – History
World NGO Day, February 27, was set up by the philanthropist Mārcis Liors Skadmanis. World NGO Day was formally perceived by the Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on 17 April 2010. The member nations of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum were Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway, and Sweden. World NGO Day was officially adopted into the X Baltic Sea NGO Forum’s Final Statement Resolution on 23-25 April 2012, some portion of the German CBSS Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The Forum was occurring at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
On 27 February 2014, the Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, Executive Director of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Jan Mattsson, UNESCO Assistant Director-General Eric Falt, Secretary-General of the Secretariat to the Nordic Council, Britt Bohlin, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, and former Minister of Women’s Affairs of Iran Mahnaz Afkhami and NGO leaders, denoted the first celebration of the World NGO Day in Helsinki, Finland.
World NGO Day – Significance
World NGO Day plans to move individuals to become all the more actively included within NGOs and support a more prominent symbiosis between NGOs and both the public and private sectors. The general idea of the World NGO Day is to Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate the different NGOs around the globe, and the individuals behind them.
World NGO Day is a day for NGOs around the world to share information and encounters with each other. It expects to instruct people worldwide on NGOs and their effects. The World NGO Day gives a chance to honor and recollect NGO founders, representatives, volunteers, individuals, and supporters.
It is an opportunity for education, empowering people worldwide to see all the more plainly what NGOs are accomplishing for the society, on a local, national and international level. World NGO Day likewise serves as a chance to talk about the issues that influence their work and form partnerships that can resolve a common issue.
World NGO Day has a significant role and is refreshing the world over. It likewise gives a chance to respect and recall NGO founders, workers, volunteers, individuals, and supporters. There are numerous manners by which you can likewise take an interest right now, the main one is get involved with community work, started by NGOs in your city.
Every year, World NGO Day is praised from New Zealand and Australia, toward the North and South Americas, uniting supporters from the NGO sector, international and government leaders, multi and bilateral associations, private sectors, communities, teachers, students and specialists in the field.
World NGO Day has marked over 96 nations, six continents between 2010-2019.
World NGO Day 2020 – Celebration
Let us disclose to you that the World NGO Day international secretariat reported Mr. Zafar Iqbal, as Honorary Goodwill Ambassador to the “World NGO Day” in Pakistan. He is the founder of “The NGO World”. In 2014, Pakistan, he accepted the opportunity to celebrate the day for the first time. From that point forward every year on 27 February, various occasions are organized with a reason to give a platform to the Social/NGO sector of Pakistan to share their encounters, reproduce their accomplishments and network for the greater advantage.
World NGO Day plays a significant role and is refreshing over the globe. It offers chances to recollect the organizers of NGOs, workers, volunteers, individuals, supporters and to respect them. There are a few different ways to praise this day. Individuals take part in community work that is started by the NGOs in the city.
To celebrate World NGO Day, the NGO World in partnership with NCRD will compose various programs. Occasions incorporate A conference for “Social Good”, NGO Showcase (Exhibition) and SWERA Awards.
In this manner, we can say that World NGO Day is praised over the world with a plan to urge individuals and to educate them about the endeavors and accomplishments of NGOs from all sectors. This day additionally motivates individuals to think about a career within the third sector. On this day individuals come to think about those individuals who are working behind NGOs, their method for working, to talk about issues that influence their work and to form a partnership to determine a shared issue.