27 February observed as a World NGO Day every year worldwide. The Day aims to inspire people to become more actively involved within NGOs (Charities, NPOs, CSOs) and encourage a greater symbiosis between NGOs and both the public and private sector.

Purpose of the day

The universal concept of the World NGO Day is Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate the various Non-Governmental Organisation around the world, and the people behind them. World NGO Day is a day for NGOs around the globe to share knowledge and experiences with one another.


The World NGO Day was officially recognised and declared by the 12 member countries (Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden). It was marked for the first time by the United Nations, European Union leaders and international organisations in the year 2014.

27 February World NGO Day