Was bedeutet ”NGO”?

What is an “NGO”?

German term: NGO, Nichtregierungsorganisation (NRO)

English term: non-governmental organization (US) OR non-governmental organisation (UK) (NGO)


An organization which is not owned by any government but which often works closely with governments or governmental departments. Although NGOs are usually non-profit, not all non-profit organizations are NGOs.

Examples of NGOs: Amnesty International, CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, and Save the Children.

Much information on NGOs can be found at

Pronunciation for German speakers: NGO is pronounced as individual letters, not as a word, e.g. EN-DSCHIE-OH.

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