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World NGO Day: List of 10 famous internationally acclaimed NGOs!

NGOs often referred to as the third sector also have been serving humanity for many years. To acknowledge their efforts World NGO Day has been observed since 2014. Read on to know more!


You all might be wondering what NGO Actually stands for? NGO is actually a Non-Government Organisation or also referred to as a non-profit organization.

World NGO Day is observed/celebrated every year on 27th February. This aims to inspire the public to come up more actively connected within NGOs sectors and growth of interdependent among NGOs & public.

The universal concept of the World NGO Day is to Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate – the various NGOs around the world, and the people behind them that contribute to society all year round.

A Brief History

Marcis Liors Skadmanis established the February 27th World Non-Government Organisation Day. On 17th April 2010, it was known officially by the Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Baltic sea States.

The first celebration of this day was in 2014, 27th February at Helsinki (capital of Finland) and Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the host of it.

Many organizations and worldwide famous personnel,( UNESCO, UN & European Union) leaders were gathered there.

Objectives of celebration

. To provide knowledge about the NGOs and it’s importance, how it works selflessly for the betterment of our society, country or the whole world


.To list out yearly achievements & contributions of NGOs which they had done for the sake of society.

 . To inspire people through their various special events, rallies, or through many effective contributions in every field.

. To promote every NGO of our globe & to establish or maintain a better relationship among them. So that togetherly it will be very easy to solve any problem.

. To provide an opportunity to inspire people to consider a career within the NGO/Non-profit sector

8th World NGO day

Now in 2021, we are celebrating 8th World NGO Day. Let us all celebrate this day by acquiring some more knowledge about World NGO Day and try to provide every support to those who are working selflessly for the sake of our society.

List of NGOs working in Different Sectors


This prestigious NGO has the prestige of being the biggest NGO in the world. It was formed in 1972 by Fazle Hasan Abed. The organization has concentrated on community development by village development programs that include cooperative, fisheries, rural craft, health, and family planning, agriculture, and construction of community centers.

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Originally concerned with sustainability projects and micro-financing in Bangladesh, BARC has expanded its area of services to many other countries of the world as well.


2. The Wikimedia Foundation

Who hasn’t used Wikipedia at least once in their life?  This and many other projects of informative nature make The Wikimedia Foundation a unique sort of international NGO. This charitable and non – profit organization was founded on 20 June 2003 by Jimmy Wales. It develops open content and provides free to those in need. Apart from this, political advocacy is its main objective.

3. Acumen fund

This is a non-profit international NGO founded in 2001 by Jacqueline Novogratz. The venture uses its funds to solve the problems of poverty. Its headquarters is located in New York City, United States while its regional offices are located in India, Kenya  Ghana, and Pakistan. It is often considered as angel investors to provide start-ups with seed money. 


4. Danish Refugee Council

Since World War Two created Chaos in the world and caused a massive refugee issue, the Danish Refugee Council is on the move. It was founded in 1956 and is a private Danish Humanitarian organization. The main objective is to provide legal support to refugees as well as protects their fundamental human rights. It works in more than 30 countries and more than 500,000 persons receive emergency relief each month. It also provides relief aid such as clothes, mattresses, shelters, blankets, hygiene kits, etc


5. Partners in Health

This is one of the most eminent global health NGOs.It started in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and now serving in many countries of the world. Founded in 1987,  this INGO believes to bring the benefits of Modern Medical Science to those who have the most need for them. It aims to provide healthcare facilities to the poorest area of developing countries.

6. Ceres

Ceres was founded in 1989 by Joan Bavariaits. located in Boston, Massachusetts, its serving area is restricted to the USA. After realizing the gravity of climate change, both at the local and international levels, this INGO brings together companies, investors, and stakeholders to expand and accelerate the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions. Core issues addressed at Ceres include water scarcity, bioenergy, sustainability, and a cleaner environment.


7. CARE International

This organization serves in diverse fields, but the main issues addressed at CARE INGO include global poverty and female empowerment. This prominent organization was founded in 1945 by Wallace Justin Campbell and Arthur C Ringland. It is one of the oldest and largest humanitarian aid organizations currently offering its services in more than 90 countries in the world.


8. Médicins sans Frontières

This NGO is also known as Doctors Without Borders. Providing medical help to those who need it on an immediate basis is the key role of this INGO. However, its ability to bear witness is what sets it apart from many other INGOs providing similar sort of relief and rescue provides its services in more than 70 countries with the help of Nurses, Doctors, sanitation and water engineers, logistical experts, and other medical professionals.


9. Cure Violence

This great NGO was founded by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health epidemiologist Gary Slutkin, M.D in the year 2000. It is also ranked among the top 20 NGOs by the global journal. This Organisation aims to minimize the intensity of interpersonal violence, on a global level.

10. Smile Foundation

Smile foundation is based in New Delhi, India. This NGO was founded in 2002 by Shantanu Mishra and is operating in more than 25 Indian states.

This NGO aims to promote education among the unprivileged. Their other Development programs include health care, education, livelihood for children and women, Women Empowerment, and Disaster response.

As of 2017, its aid has reached approximately more than 400,000 children and their families. 


The above list is just a drop in an ocean. There are innumerable NGOs present all around the world which are serving humanity through their services. Their selfless efforts are bringing positive changes in the lives of many unprivileged.

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