I am student.i want to know about NGO..it is for what?
A non-governmental organisation (NGO) is any local, national or international citizen's group (i.e. not part of a government), which does not work for profit.
This simple definition also means that organisations under the label of NGOs have an extremely broad range of functions.
NGOs work in the fields as diverse as law, refugee work, human rights, and disarmament; their work can range from influencing policy or organising communities around special issues to providing technical or medical assistance to conducting research.
Over the past decade the role of NGOs in local and international affairs has grown tremendously.
By the way of example, 54,000 new organisations were set up in France between 1987 and 1994; in less than a decade, 27,000 began in Chile. ...more