nongovernmental organization

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Noun1.nongovernmental organization - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
Alcoholics Anonymous, AA - an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
Red Cross - an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
Salvation Army - a charitable and religious organization to evangelize and to care for the poor and homeless
Umma Tameer-e-Nau, UTN - a nongovernmental organization of Pakistani scientists that has been a supporter of terrorism; has provided information about chemical and biological and nuclear warfare to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and the Taliban
National Trust, NT - an organization concerned to preserve historic monuments and buildings and places of historical interest or natural beauty; founded in 1895 and supported by endowment and private subscription
denomination - a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
Congress of Racial Equality, CORE - an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
citizens committee, committee - a self-constituted organization to promote something
foreign mission, mission, missionary post, missionary station - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
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The voice of the Albanian nongovernmental organization withers.
Reithinger is a program manager for HealthNet International, a Dutch nongovernmental organization that has been working on malaria and leishmaniasis control in Afghanistan for 10 years.
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), a nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.
In June, one international staff member was gang-raped, two offices of nongovernmental organizations were robbed and a vehicle operated by a nongovernmental organization was fired upon, according to reports from Human Rights Watch and a U.
A worker for a nongovernmental organization examines a crinkled diagram of Thailand's refugee camps.
In response to this concern, in 1974 Mechai founded his now-famed nongovernmental organization, the Population and Community Development Association.
Nongovernmental organization "Wake up supported the action of Kosovo's police on taking over the control of the administrative borders toward Serbia.
Summary: Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar met on Tuesday with a delegation from the nongovernmental organization Kafa, Enough Violence and Exploitation Against Women to discuss a domestic violence draft law.
Miges Baumann, an official at Swissaid, a Swiss nongovernmental organization that supports rural initiatives in developing countries, discovered that the U.
These projects were supported by PRIMA KLIMA, a nongovernmental organization in Germany that raises money for tree-planting projects to sequester carbon dioxide.
Leaders of such nongovernmental organization find their way in some of the political parties and this is in someway presents misuse of the position a nongovernmental sector representative.