World NGO Day is celebrated in more than 89 countries and over six continents
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 is an international day dedicated to recognize, celebrate and honour all non-governmental and nonprofit organizations, and the people behind them that contribute to the society all year around.
2014 - The First Celebration
The Global Inaugural event of World NGO day was hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 27th of February 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
Each year on February 27th,
a diverse array of supporters worldwide, from over six continents
and more than 89 countries, come together
to celebrate World NGO day and recognize the missions and
contributions of such organizations.
Since 2014, Pakistan helds various events and conferences inorder to celebrate World NGO day each year. For example, Zafar Iqbal, a Pakistani NGO leader and founder of the NGO World and chairman of TNW Foundation, organises a national level conferences, exhibition, seminar, and the SWERA Awards on February 27
On the occasion of the World NGO Day, each year the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is organizing a high level conference in Europe. The event brings together a variety of stakeholders, including representatives of Civil Society, Permanent representations of Council of Europe Members States, prominent Human Rights activists, students and members of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe.