Society/ Trust/ NGO/ AOP, Non-governmental organization (NGO)

An NGO can be described as an association that possesses a definite cultural, educational, economic, religious, or social purpose and organization. They are not owned by any one and cannot distribute profits as such. Whatever profits they may earn from economic activities are reinvested or spent on appropriate non-profit activities. The typical sources of revenue or non-governmental organizations are donations, membership fees, interest and dividends on investments. NGOs, driven by individuals with a shared interest and focused on specific tasks, perform diverse service and humanitarian functions. They bring local issues to the attention of governments, advocate for policies, promote political participation through the dissemination of information, and support various causes such as human rights, environment, and wellness. The registration of NGOs is truly a boon for society. They provide analysis and expertise, act as early warning systems, and help monitor and enforce international agreements. The nature of their relationship with United Nations offices and agencies varies based on their objectives, location, and the mandate of each specific institution.