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NGOs definition


An abbreviation for privately run, nongovernment organizations that strive for world betterment. They have frequent contact with various governments and often attempt to influence policy. Amnesty International and Greenpeace are examples of NGOs.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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