Watchdog Warns Corruption Usually Follows Media, NGO Crackdowns

RadioFreeEurope posted the following article on its website:

“Transparency International (TI) says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are “moving too slowly” to combat graft.”

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UN’s NGO Committee

The United Nations’ website explains its Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in part as follows:

“The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations is a standing committee of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), established by the Council in 1946. It reports directly to ECOSOC, and the two reports of its annual regular session (usually at the end of January) and resumed session (in May) include draft resolutions or decisions on matters calling for action by the Council.

The Committee has 19 members who are elected on the basis of equitable geographical representation:

  • 5 members from African States;
  • 4 members from Asian States;


South African NGO ranks top 100 Non-Governmental Organizations in the World

Brand South Africa’s partner Symphonia for South Africa, an NGO that delivers the Partners for Possibility (PfP) program, has been recognized as one of the world’s top 100 NGOs. Symphonia is the creator of the Partners for Possibility program, which addresses challenges faced by under-resourced schools in South Africa.

Symphonia’s ranking was made public by the independent group NGO Advisor, it is the first time that Symphonia and its flagship project – Partners for Possibility – have been rated, thus obtaining a remarkable 97th position.


The Dark Side of NGOs

The Lahore Daily Times published the following article by DaanishMustfa:

“It would be silly to deny that NGOs can be ineffectual and even financially corrupt. It is the job of the Corporate Law authority to scrutinize their accounts and their donors to monitor if their money is being well spent.”

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