“Why Countries Should Welcome, Not Fear, Foreign Funding of NGOs”

This article in Lawfare includes the following “Editor’s Note”

“Editor’s Note: When foreigners give money to political organizations, both the donor and the recipient often become suspect. Governments around the world that fear criticism, oppose human rights, or otherwise reject the agendas of these groups are increasingly trying to ban foreign backing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ron Krebs and James Ron of the University of Minnesota argue that such bans are a mistake. They contend that foreign funding of NGOs should be encouraged in parts of the world where domestic support for such groups is lacking.”


Chairmen of the Strategic Alliance of Asian-American Non-Profit Organizations, NGO of United Nations, Appointed as the Honorary Chairmen of World Trade United Foundation

Recently in New York, Dato’ Sri Prof. Ng, Tat-yung , the founder of the World Trade United Foundation has appointed Sherrill Kazan, President of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations;Dr. Jim Lin-Chi Chu, the Chairman of the Strategic Alliance of Asian-American Non-Profit Organizations; and Tom W.Q. Jiang, Chairman of the United Nations Ethnic Chinese Union, as Honorary Chairmen of the World Trade United Foundation (WTUF) .

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“Emboldened by Election Victory, Hungary Government to Tighten NGO Bill”

U.S. News and World Report posted the above-captioned article on one of its websites.  The article was written by MartonDunai, and part of it follows:

“Emboldened by Election Victory, Hungary Government to Tighten NGO Bill

Hungary will tighten a bill that aims to closely regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs) following the ruling party’s big election victory last month, a minister said on Monday, in a move likely to dismay the European Union and rights groups.

The bill has been nicknamed ‘Stop Soros’ as it targets NGOs that receive foreign funding, notably those financed by liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros, whom Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accuses of political meddling and actively supporting mass immigration into Europe.


“Panel urges NGO transparency of public money”

The Hong Kong Standard recently posted the following article:

“The Legislative Council’s Public Accounts Committee has expressed ‘grave concern and dissatisfaction’ about the Social Welfare Department’s failure to effectively monitor the work of non-governmental organizations.

The committee acknowledged that NGOs have an indispensable role in providing a wide range of services to the community, and that the government’s lump sum grant subvention system gives them the autonomy and flexibility to allocate resources.

But the committee noted that some NGOs ran persistent deficits, and others piled up too much reserves. It also noted that the Social Welfare Department had failed to ensure NGOs meet the requirement for them to disclose the remuneration of their most senior staff.


Hong Kong officials’ ‘lax’ monitoring of taxpayer-funded social welfare NGOs blasted

The South China Morning Post published the following article:

“Lawmakers expressed concern on Wednesday about the government’s ‘lax’ supervision of groups it pays to provide social services such as caring for the elderly and rehabilitating drug addicts.

The Legislative Council’s Public Accounts Committee called for a proper and transparent monitoring system to help the Social Welfare Department spot underperforming organisations.

The committee also aired its dissatisfaction with a six-year delay in the department enforcing guidelines that require government-supported NGOs to review and disclose top employees’ pay annually.