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GEOG 315: Explanation & Understanding in Geography - Spring 2024: NGO & IGO Resources

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are organizations often focused on social or humanitarian issues. NGOs may receive partial or full funding from governments but are not part of any government. Examples include the Nature Conservancy or the World Wildlife Foundation.

International inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) are groups of sovereign states with mutual interests which work toward a unified goal. Examples include the United Nations, the European Union, and the World Bank.

The UW Libraries' Sources By Subject research guide collects many of the most authoritative sources from different fields and organizes these sources by topic.

Citing Government Documents