Helen Clark, 8th Administrator of UNDP and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
“...UNDP is pleased to join the Government of Finland, UNESCO, UNOPS, the European Commission, and other partners in celebrating the tremendous work of NGOs, and of all the dedicated people working for them in countries around the world. NGOs and civil society networks are powerful forces in advancing development agendas and protecting the rights of poor and marginalized people.” 2014
Jan Mattsson, Former Executive Director of UNOPS
“...Working for the United Nations for many years I have seen the huge contribution NGOs have made to further the development, peacebuilding and humanitarian goals of the international community and, most importantly, to the lives of people in need. Personally I believe that a World NGO day is an excellent opportunity to recognize and celebrate the successes of the sector, and also to provide a focus for new ideas.”
Andris Piebalgs, Former European Commissioner for Development, European Commission
“It’s only right that, on just one of those days, the world should celebrate NGOs and thank them for the tremendous work that they do”.
[ World NGO Day is YOUR NGO Day ]
Each year World NGO Day is marked and celebrated by various communities, international leaders, diplomats, and many organisations around the world.