nongovernmental organizations


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nongovernmental organizations

Transnational organizations of private citizens that maintain a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Nongovernmental organizations may be professional associations, foundations, multinational businesses, or simply groups with a common interest in humanitarian assistance activities (development and relief). Also called NGOs.
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Each profile includes an overview of the country's specific environmental issues, laws, and treaties, links to nongovernmental organizations working with the country, and information sources for pertinent environmental issues such as desertification, human health, and marine issues/fisheries.
Human Trafficking: State agencies in Thailand and nongovernmental organizations signed an agreement to cooperate against the trafficking of women and children.
She recently returned from five months in Burma and Thailand, where she worked with human-rights nongovernmental organizations and visited refugee camps along the border.
Recognizing this problem, some nongovernmental organizations have spearheaded a quiet revolution that seeks to change the fate of these entrepreneurs.
As a growing number of nongovernmental organizations voiced their disapproval, however, the United States dropped its patent claim in November 1993.
Now, however, given various factors--the fact that TB transmission has been on the rise since the early 1980s, the emerging threat of MDR-TB, and TB's role as an opportunistic infection in HIV patients--government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and pharmaceutical companies have a renewed interest in developing drugs for TB.
Following the negative information and comments in the public, civic movement "Wake up" came out with an explanation in connection to the involvement of few nongovernmental organizations in the electoral process.
Some information about occupational health in the Asian-Pacific chip-making countries comes from Beyond Good Deeds, a July 2002 report on global corporate behavior produced by the California Global Corporate Accountability Project, a collaboration of several nongovernmental organizations.
According to UN Wire, representatives from government, the United Nations, nongovernmental organizations, human rights organizations, the military, the police, transporters and village chiefs participated in a workshop in Malawi in August.
Other evidence could include recovered delivery devices and information gathered by nongovernmental organizations.
Support nongovernmental organizations, she said in Slovakia.
He handed me a letter addressed to then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Javier Perez de Cuellar; to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and to various nongovernmental organizations.