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non-governmental organization (NGO)


Children attend an art class at an NGO-run school for child laborers in northeast India.
  private, non-profit organizations working for member goals at the international level — possibly through direct action, but especially by lobbying government officials
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  • Children attend an art class at an NGO-run school for child laborers in northeast India.
  • NGOs have tremendous political clout.
  • They categorize NGO types as charitable, service, participatory, and powering.
  • One target of the Taliban were non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, which they said were anti-Islam.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • When NGOs offer money, the Taliban turn them away.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He had invited them to lunch and offered to give them a tour of Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, where the NGO he worked for had an office.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I knocked on doors and visited NGOs that had been in the business of educating girls for a long time.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Cases of it had been stolen from NGOs in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • This was a Catholic organization that partnered with UNICEF and NGOs to create centers like ours.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • In South Korea, women hold 14 percent of the seats in the National Assembly but lead 80 percent of the country’s NGOs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • I am also indebted to the wide range of materials available from Human Rights Watch, Save the Children, CARE, Defence for Children International, the Children’s Institute, médecins sans frontiers, Amnesty International, War Child, and other NGOs.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Cheng bong ngo!’ screeched the legless beggar clattering down the alley, careening into the wall as he screamed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • On one trip to Asia, he praises South Vietnam’s president, Ngo Dinh Diem, a man who tortured and killed an estimated fifty thousand suspected Communists.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • ’Bong ngo!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Cheng bong ngo!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • One target of the Taliban were non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, which they said were anti-Islam.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • When the NGOs received threatening letters from the Taliban and went to the DC to ask for his help, he wouldn’t even listen to them.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She has been in Kabul for a year now, her third stint, this time with a small NGO, working at the hospital and running a mobile clinic on Mondays.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The protesters have come to demonstrate against a new law set forth by President Ngo Dinh Diem that makes flying the Buddhist flag illegal in Vietnam.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In the meantime, he hopes to contain U.S. involvement, reading his briefing books each morning and praying that South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem doesn’t do anything stupid or irresponsible to inflame the situation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • "Nobody would rent to us, because we were an NGO [a nongovernmental organization] and an NGO full of women," Sadaffe said.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The visitors from the European Commission, the UN, UNICEF, and several NGOs arrived at the center in a convoy of cars one afternoon.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Then our school hosted a painting competition for the children of Mingora sponsored by my father’s friend who ran an NGO for women’s rights.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The elderly clerk at the desk tells Tariq, as he fetches the room key, that the Muwaffaq is popular with journalists and NGO workers.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • In Kyrgyzstan, women don’t hold a single seat in parliament but run 90 percent of the NGOs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Nobody would rent to us, because we were an NGO [a nongovernmental organization] and an NGO full of women," Sadaffe said.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Most of the facilitators worked for NGOs, but there was a short white woman with long dark hair and bright eyes who said, "I am a storyteller."
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Tariq has found work with a French NGO that fits land mine survivors and amputees with prosthetic limbs.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And we find a lot of schools, run by the government or other foreign NGOs, where the teachers haven’t been paid for months or years.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • So it is that Ngo Dinh Diem, president of Vietnam, receives Holy Communion alongside his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • So it is that Ngo Dinh Diem, president of Vietnam, receives Holy Communion alongside his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • On a darkened staircase a woman on her knees performed the act for which she was being paid, the man above her holding money in his hand over her head; a young couple, two obvious addicts in near frenzy, were pleading with a man in an expensive black leather jacket; a small boy, smoking a marijuana cigarette, urinated against the stone wall; a beggar without legs clattered on his wheeled board over the cobblestones chanting ’bong ngo.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Dear Muslim brothers There is a school, the Khushal School, which is run by an NGO [NGOs have a very bad reputation among religious people in our country so this was a way to invite people’s wrath] and is a center of vulgarity and obscenity.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In the river, they melted into the horde of shoppers milling about, the money changers and bored-looking NGO workers, the cigarette vendors, the covered women who thrust fake antibiotic prescriptions at people and begged for money to fill them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Dear Muslim brothers There is a school, the Khushal School, which is run by an NGO [NGOs have a very bad reputation among religious people in our country so this was a way to invite people’s wrath] and is a center of vulgarity and obscenity.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "Mortenson explained that with CAI’s limited budget ("more limited than ever these days," he thought), it was too expensive to send American volunteers to Pakistan, and directed him toward a few other NGOs working in Asia that accepted volunteers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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