On February 27, 2014, the first World NGO Day was held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
World NGO Day is on 27th February
27 February 2021 Current Affairs:World Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Day celebrated on February 27 to raise people’s awareness of the NGO sector and encourage people around the world to participate and dedicate themselves to a better cause.
♦ NGOs are called non-governmental organizations or non-profit organizations, and they face several challenges in today’s society. NGOs play an important role in various sectors such as education, culture, science or development. The purpose of today is to motivate and encourage people to participate in NGOs to improve society.
♦ In 2010, the member states of the Board of Directors of the Ninth Baltic NGO Forum of the Baltic States of Lithuania formally recognized the World NGO Day. The member states of the Forum are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden.
♦ On February 27, 2014, the first World NGO Day was held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. And the event was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Hundreds of international leaders from non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Union gathered at the event in Helsinki.
♦ NGO day makes an opportunity to raise the flag for NGOs. It just recognizes the way NGOs change the world in our lives.
♦ The International Secretariat of World Non-Governmental Organization Day announced Mr. Zafar Iqbal as the honorary goodwill ambassador of Pakistan for “World Non-Governmental Organization Day” He is the founder of “NGO World”. In Pakistan in 2014, he took this opportunity to celebrate this day for the first time.
♦ Since then, every February 27th, various events have been organized with the purpose of providing a platform for Pakistan’s social/non-governmental organization departments to exchange their experiences, copy their achievements and establish contacts to achieve more Big benefits.
♦ World Non-Governmental Organization Day plays an important role and is appreciated globally. It provides an opportunity to commemorate and pay tribute to the founders, employees, volunteers, members, and supporters of NGOs. There are several ways to celebrate this day. People are engaged in community work initiated by non-governmental organizations in the city.