non-governmental organisation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an organisation which is not funded by a government and which works on a local, national or international level, e.g. a pressure group, charity or voluntary agency.

Politics

  • noun a pressure group or charity which is not fully funded by a government and which may work with the government on a local, national or international level.

Travel

  • acronymNGO

Military

  • noun a humanitarian organization, which is not sponsored by any particular government, and can thus claim neutral status in a war zone
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