2014: The Inaugural Event Of World NGO Day (Feb 27), Finland.
Press release by Finald Times
The World NGO Day 2014 Forum will begin at Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki on Thursday marking the first World NGO Day.
The International Development Minister, Pekka Haavisto is scheduled to open the two-day event.
The forum is being organised by the World NGO Day Initiative – supported by European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs – in recognition for the need of a new international calendar day dedicated to NGOs, the important work they do locally, nationally and internationally, and all the individuals behind them worldwide.
In fragile countries, the activities of civil society can be very difficult, even paralyzed. The international community must also support the implementation of civil rights
Helen Clark, UNDP on World NGO Day
Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand) – video message in support of the World NGO Day. / 27 February, 2014
Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development on World NGO Day
“It is only right that, on just one day, the world including corporates should celebrate NGOs and build better symbiosis with them.” / 27 February, 2014