Non-governmental organisations, or NGOs, are legally constituted organisations which do not form part of a government, are not-for-profit and work at all levels to alleviate suffering by performing a variety of humanitarian and developmental services or to address specific issues in support of the public good.
Where an NGO is partially or completely funded by governments, it maintains non-governmental status by excluding government representatives from membership and from having decision-making power within the organisation.
Specifically NGOs are:
Not owned or directly related to a government, any other regional/local authority, de facto authority, faction, clan or administrative group, and should be independent thereof;
Task/process oriented and typically made up of people with a common interest to alleviate suffering and perform a variety of humanitarian and developmental services and functions.
An environment conducive for all stakeholders to improve the lives of Somali people
The Somalia NGO Consortium is a membership organisation of national and international NGOs that work together for an enabling environment for the efficient and effective delivery of humanitarian and development assistance for all Somali people
Red Cross Code of Conduct
All members are signatories to the 'Red Cross Code of Conduct'.