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Non-Governmental Organization
(English) A nonprofit group or association organized outside of institutionalized political structures to realize particular social objectives (such as environmental protection) or serve particular constituencies (such as indigenous peoples). NGO activities range from research, information distribution, training, local organization, and community service to legal advocacy, lobbying for legislative change, and civil disobedience. NGOs range in size from small groups within a particular community to huge membership groups with a national or international scope.
Organisation non gouvernementale
(French) Groupe ou association sans but lucratif, organisé en dehors des structures politiques institutionnalisées, dont les objectifs sont sociaux (comme la protection de l'environnement) ou servent certaines populations (comme les aides humanitaires). Les activités de l'ONG varies de la recherche, la répartition de l'information, la formation ou entraînement, l'organisation locale, et l'entretient de la communauté pour le plaidoyer légal, faire pression pour des changements législatif, et désobéissance civile. La taille des ONG varies de groupes petites dans une communauté particulière à des grands groupes nationaux ou internationaux.
Organizações Não Governamentais
(Portuguese) Associação não lucrativa, organizada fora das estruturas políticas institucionais com o fim de realizar objectivos sociais particulares (como por ex., a protecção do Ambiente).

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