In addition, NGOs operating in different countries are required to follow certain ethical standards. Such standards include not participating in political activities within the countries they operate or any other engagement that contravenes the ethical codes in providing humanitarian services globally. In most cases, the activities that NGOs participate in terms of controlling civil wars are wide and varied. Most NGOs are often called upon to offer their services in post war conflict. The services they provide may involve demobilizing soldiers, providing humanitarian services to the population and encouraging other rehabilitation activities for the civilians (Zaum 2009, p. 22). The number of international organizations offering humanitarian services has continued to grow and today there are more than 4,000 international NGOs providing their services to war-torn countries globally. NGOs are an integral part of the effort to reconstruct the war-torn countries. They are able to provide services such as relief food, healthcare, potable water and education. In addition, NGOs operating in conflict zones have done a tremendous work in terms of alleviating the suffering of civilians caught in the war. These organizations also help to prevent the violations of human rights within the war zones. However, it has to be realized that the presence of international NGOs in the warzones also presents some dark sides (Zaum 2009, p. 28). This involves criticism that emanate from the fact that some NGOs have a role in extending conflicts by enhancing the war economy. Unethical engagements involve legitimizing warlords that can occur as a result of accepting to negotiate with these warlords. The NGOs across international borders are also accused of demeaning local population’s capacity to deal with conflicts independently (Zaum 2009, p. 32). In essence,
After the Cold War ended, international organisations such as the UN (United Nations) and other donor governments decided to undertake efforts to mitigate civil conflicts and to encourage sustainable peace globally. As such, there has been an increased participation by civil…
Stephen Smith, for his insightful guidance, feedback, and endless support. I would also like to thank my course professors at Brunel University London, Dr. Wafi Al-Karaghouli, Dr Mimitrios Koufopoulos, and Dr. Savita Kumra for providing valuable knowledge in the field of research methodology and management, and for expanding my horizons.
The paper intends to identify the problems confronted by NPOs and NGOs in terms of fundraising and further recommends certain strategies to be initiated by these organizations to mitigate those challenges efficiently. Discussion NPOs are largely dependent on their fundraising capabilities for accomplishing their missions and objectives as they lack the competency or rather the liberty to gain profits in terms of revenues through transactions.
According to the report there are various issues at global level that need to be addressed adequately by government and non-government enterprises. One of the major environmental concerns is of GHG emission from industrial activities. ational governments as well as non-governmental bodies and pressure groups begin working thoroughly to find solutions.
These are the terms and conditions required for an organization to be a non-governmental one, in the United Nations, and therefore are generally used to describe an NGO. Outside the United Nations, characteristics of an NGO may vary. For example, an NGO may be closely associated to a political party, may be involved in political protests, or may generate revenue through social or commercial activities.
They often impact the social, economic and political activities of communities and the country as a whole. NGOs address a host of issues, including, but not limited to, women's rights,environmental protection, human rights, economic development, political rights, or health care.
Earlier, the process of yielding influence, resources and decision-making power to this sector was not as smooth especially for those mainstream agencies working with NGO groups that have emerged from or that operate at the grassroots level. These groups are often very dynamic but lacking in important professional expertise.
Non-governmental organizations meanwhile work on behalf of the international community and speak and act as the democratic conscience of the world as a whole.
It is unfortunate that comparisons of genocides and crimes against humanity most of the time are only possible long after they have been committed, this perhaps is because of the national and political interests of other countries due to which they remain passive.