A mention of just a few NGOs, that’s Non-Governmental Organisations. The term NGOs started to be used when the UN was formed in 1945, and various NGOs have observer status in assemblies and meetings. An NGO is any non-profit voluntary citizens’ group, independent of government, that isn’t actually a political party, or a band.
This is a list of NGOs affiliated with the UN. Amongst these, as we’ve mentioned, is the International Union for Land Value Taxation
And there are millions of NGOs in the world. The Wiki article says:
The number of NGOs operating in the United States is estimated at 1.5 million. Russia has 277,000 NGOs. India is estimated to have had around 2 million NGOs in 2009, just over one NGO per 600 Indians.
NGOs have been hugely effective in the world and have been able to exert real influence in affairs locally, nationally and globally, working to eradicate disease, educate, defend human rights and all aspects of people’s (and animals’) security and wellbeing.
For many years now, NGOs have been instrumental in holding back the implementation of the provisions of Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) around the world. (MAI, or ISDS, was the malicious element in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as mentioned)
There are plenty of progressive voices in the world, and increasingly so as the truth of matters becomes clearer and starker. The millions of NGOs in the world have the common ground of making the world a better place. That’s a huge proportion of populations giving their time to make the world better. We feel that the work of nearly all of them is linked somewhere to countering the effects of an erroneous understanding of economics in the world and to which the Remedy is, at the very least, a part of the solution to the whatever malady they’re facing.
There’s many voices in the world that are, in a way, saying very similar things. People need to reclaim the language of economics that was taken from them more than a century ago, this is the heart of it all.
There’s no way we even begin to list the important NGOs in the world, here’s just a handful that come to mind and which we’ve at least browsed and think are really important, and be sure there’s loads that are really important that we haven’t mentioned. Miscellaneous and in no particular order.
Third World Institute (Instituto del Tercer Mundo or ITeM)
War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnershipwith people affected by globalisation. We campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
The Jubilee Debt Campaign are part of a global movement to break the chains of debt
And here the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt with articles from Eric Toussaint
This is Transparency International, fighting corruption worldwide
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Since 1961.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Greenpeace; Sea Shepherd; Corporate Watch; Friends of the Earth; UK Uncut
Change.org where anyone can start a petition.
38 Degrees is the angle at which an avalanche happens. In the UK, 38 Degrees will enable people to act together, to create an avalanche for change.
The technology that 38 Degrees members have used to run big national campaigns has now been opened up for everyone to create change with. It's called Campaigns By You. It's incredibly simple and free to use.
Oxfam founded in Oxford in 1942, a hugely important organisation in the world.
Wateraid Water, of course, is the absolute fundamental of life, and it’s easy to forget that when you just turn a tap on and it’s there. Agriculture, and how it’s practised in the world, is just as fundamental.
ClientEarth brought a legal challenge against the government for failing to comply with EU air pollution regulations. This resulted in the Supreme Court ordering the government to do so.
Myriad other efforts outside our immediate view.