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Geography: NGOs & IGOs

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Non-governmental Organizations

An NGO, or Non-governmental Organization, is an organization focused on humanitarian issues, often social problems with a political aspect (eg. human rights, relief services, women's rights). 

Inter-governmental Organizations

An IGO, or international inter-governmental organization, is a group of sovereign states, often established through a treaty, with mutual intersests which works toward a unified goal. 

A few of the most prominent examples of IGOs: