The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) is the diplomatic service and combined foreign and defence ministry of the European Union (EU). The EEAS is led by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR).
World NGO Day: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell. OPEN HERE (PDF)
Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the World NGO Day. OPEN HERE (PDF)
Statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of World NGO Day. OPEN HERE (PDF)
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is an international organisation which upholds human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. It has 47 member states, with a population of approximately 820 million.
The INGO (international non-governmental organisations) Conference is the body representing civil society in the Council of Europe, a European organisation founded in 1949.
Council of the Baltic Sea States
The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is a regional intergovernmental organisation. The CBSS has 11 member states as well as the European Union, and 11 other countries have observer status.
World NGO day was officially recognised by the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum on the 17th of April 2010, Lithuania and officially adopted into the X Baltic Sea NGO Forum’s Final Statement Resolution on the 23rd-25th of April 2012 in Berlin, part of the German CBSS Presidency.
The first global celebration of World NGO day was hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 27th of February 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
World NGO Day has been supported in an array of ways both locally and internationally.
Jan Mattsson, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on World NGO Day.
Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, UNESCO on World NGO Day.
Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, The Honourable Di Farmer on World NGO Day.
H.E. Dr. Fatima Mohammed Albalooshi, Minister of Social Development, the Kingdom of Bahrain, on World NGO Day.
The Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament) Ināra Mūrniece on World NGO Day.