Today, on 27 February, World NGO Day is being celebrated. In 2010, 12 members of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum were officially recognized by the nations. In 2014, the United Nations, European Union leaders and international organizations marked the day for the first time. Let's know further some interesting information
World NGO Day was popularized by the British Humanist Marquis Lores. World NGO Day was recognized on 17 April 2010 by the Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of States of the Baltic Sea. The member nations of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum were Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway, and Sweden.
The purpose of World NGO Day is to encourage people to be actively involved in NGOs and encourage more synergy between NGOs and both the public and private sectors. The universal concept of World NGO Day is to give various NGOs, and their people around the world, a chance to celebrate for their social work.