Definition of NGO in English:

NGO

noun

  • A non-profit organization that operates independently of any government, typically one whose purpose is to address a social or political issue:

    ‘thousands of people have been displaced, seeking refuge at police stations, churches, and temporary accommodation set up by NGOs’
    ‘campaigns headed by Greenpeace and other NGOs’

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of non-governmental organization.

Pronunciation:

NGO

/ˌɛnˌdʒiːˈəʊ/