nongovernmental organization

NGO A *private sector organization dedicated to assistance and development in the fields of economics, finance, health, political governance, humanitarian relief, and related areas. Nongovernmental organizations are often active in *developing countries.

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  • organization — organizational, adj. organizationally, adv. /awr geuh neuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of organizing. 2. the state or manner of being organized. 3. something that is organized. 4. organic structure; composition: The organization of this …   Universalium

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  • Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe — (OSCE)    Founded in 1973, the Organization for Security and Co operation in Europe is one of the world’s largest intergovernmental organizations (IGO). The Russian Federation, as well as the other former Soviet republics, is a member of the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

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