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  • World NGO Day was founded by Marcis Liors Skadmanis, a social entrepreneur,
  • Initially, only 12 countries forming the Baltic Sea NGO Forum observed this day.

World NGO Day is celebrated to acknowledge the work done by the NGOs and social welfare organisations in their respective fields. It is also an effort to encourage their work and offer continued support. Every year World NGO Day is celebrated on February 27 globally by organising various events and functions that recognise the immense contributions made by the NGOs.

History of World NGO Day

It was founded by Marcis Liors Skadmanis, a social entrepreneur, and has been celebrated every year since 2014. Initially, only 12 countries forming the Baltic Sea NGO Forum observed this day. However, in 2014, the UN, the European Union, and other international organisations recognized it as the official day on a global scale.

On this day NGOs get a chance to display their achievements and collaborate with other organisations doing the same type of work in different fields. It also serves as a platform for NGOs to advocate their causes.

How can you make World NGO Day 2024 special?

There are many ways in which you can make this day special.

You can honour the people who are working in the NGO sector. If you belong to a community group or an organisation then you can organise a program in honour of those leading the NGOs and give them a platform to share their experiences, and achievements and felicitate them.

Motivating such NGOs by offering them donations or spreading awareness about their work is also one way of making this day very special. The more people know about them, the better response they will get and it will certainly do a lot well.

Although due to your hectic life schedule or financial/physical limitations, you are not able to contribute in a big way to the NGOs as you wish to, you can always encourage collaborations, and introduce those who can contribute to the NGOs thus strengthening their team effort.

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