World NGO Day is an international calendar day, annually observed on the 27th February. World NGO Day recognises the importance of NGOs, their value to society and the dedication of all individuals behind each NGO, that work all year-round for the benefit of society – locally, nationally and internationally.

World NGO Day was officially recognised by the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States* on the 17th April 2010, Lithuania. It was proposed by a Member of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum’s Committee, Director of Civic Alliance-Latvia – Mrs Pipike. The member countries of the Baltic Sea NGO Forum were Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden. Nowadays World NGO Day marked in 89 countries and 6 continents.

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