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World NGO Day is celebrated in more than 89 countries and over six continents

Each year World NGO Day is celebrated on February 27th.

NGOs have a history that dates to at least the late 18th century, they have always been at the forefront of social movements and changes.

Back in 2014, the 27th of February became a historic day for the NGO community worldwide. This  international calendar day, now known as “World NGO day,” was inaugurated for the first time internationally.

World NGO day honours the nonprofit organisations and volunteers who give their time and resources to help make a difference.
Microsoft
World NGO day aims to celebrate the successes of the more than ten million NGOs worldwide and to allow many small grassroots organisations to gain the recognition they deserve.
FIFA
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
The tremendous work of NGOs around the world is needed more than ever today. The European Commission will continue to support them in carrying out this crucial work without fear. #WorldNGOday
Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
On World Non-Governmental Organisation Day, celebrated on 27 February, the European Union applauds the fundamental contribution made by civil society organisations.
Josep Borrell
High Representative/Vice-President of European Commission and EEAS
February 27 is an important day for civil society. We mark World NGO Day during which we celebrate the various NGOs around the world.
Anna Rurka
President of the Conference of INGOs, Council of Europe

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