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Short overview of NGO’s news – March

Every day our planet is full of various news about everything, including politics, health issues (really up-to-date info during the Covid-19 pandemic), culture, and more. In this article, you will find the most interesting and exciting news that has happened in the world of non-profit organizations.

Global NGOs increases the use of technology, social networking, and study results

The register of public interests and non-profit organizations is still in the process of developing. One of the most famous domains .ord notes that the number of global NGOs creating mobile websites increases, but less than half of NGOs use encryption technology to protect data and communication. The study showed that only 41% of respondents use encryption technology to protect data and communication – 32% said they did it to protect the organization’s information, 29% to protect the information about donors, protecting 23% confidentiality by e-mail, and 13% e-mail protection.

According to the report, the obsolete process of coordinating management and donor contact transactions through the management and exceeded customer relationships (CRM) prevented many NGOs from relying more on increased and improved efficiency of the data. Heather Mansfield, a founder of non-profit technology, said: « The results of a reported study in 2018 confirm that NGOs around the world quickly expand their use of technology and increase technology. As demand for management. Data and security increase grows up for the good. »

French NGOs are struggling with the « planet » brand of media companies

The powerful French entertainment company in Canal Plus took over the term in France, but environmental groups are against it, saying that they can use the term « planet » to maintain their projects. Can a company own the word land? The French intellectual property regulator INPI is considering several cases, including one this week.

In the Planete Amazone case, the company claimed that the NGO provided services similar to Canete Plus Planete, and the public may mistakenly believe that the NGO was affiliated with Canal Plus. Bruch denies this view and believes that networks and their environmental groups should be allowed to use the same words to coexist.

Pakistan has asked the UN to investigate fake pro-Indian NGOs

On Friday, Pakistan called on the UN Foreign Minister to call on the United Nations and the European Union to investigate the results of a recent report that uncovered a 15-year false propaganda campaign that clarified India’s interests and confidence in Pakistan. This detailed report was published earlier this week by the Brussels-based NGO EU DisinfoLab.

The results of the survey describe in detail how to « revive » 10 disbanded but recognized by non-governmental organizations of the United Nations which influence the European Union and the United Nations and Human Rights Council. More than 750 counterfeit local media outlets used to spread false information were also identified.

At a news conference, Shah Mahmoud Qureshi called on the UN and the European Union to « immediately launch an investigation and get rid of 10 fake NGOs set up by India to give Pakistan malicious status. » The European Union’s DisinfoLab report « Indian Chronicle » did not explicitly mention this sport to the Government of India or its intelligence agencies.

The United Nations has condemned Hungary’s new law against foreign-funded NGOs for having a « cooling effect » on freedom and control

Experts have expressed « serious concern about the government’s commitment to fundamental freedoms. » The United Nations calls on Hungary to repeal the proposed laws against humanitarian and charitable organizations, which will have a « negative impact » on the government’s legal control. Two special rapporteurs stated that if the law was passed, the draft « Law on Transparency in Foreign-Funded Organizations » would severely restrict freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and association.

This will force NGOs that receive more than € 24,000 annually from abroad to register as “foreign-supported organizations” and to accept labels on websites and in publications indicating the names, countries, and cities of the people who support them. After a series of hated reports by human rights organizations on the actions of Viktor Orbán’s government, the law was submitted to the Hungarian parliament, which was accused of suppressing civil society and liberal values. The government has outlined laws aimed at combating money laundering and international terrorism, but opponents say the real goal is to weaken the counting group.

NGOs: Venezuelan military, Colombian rebels continue to fight

The International Monitoring Organization, which reports no clashes between Venezuelan troops and Colombian militant groups in communities along the country’s common border, has been ongoing. The international monitoring group continued the clash on Thursday. Clashes erupted in communities along the common border between the two countries last weekend, and clashes between the Venezuelan army and Colombian militias.

Colombian authorities say more than 3,900 people have moved from Venezuela to northeastern Colombia, 800 more than on Wednesday. Children and adults are accommodated in eight shelters for their accommodation.

« It is reported that because the violence in the area has not stopped completely, many families continue to flee the border to seek safety, » said Dominika Arsenyuk, director of the Norwegian Refugee Council. « The people we spoke to felt horror and horror in their lives. » The fighting took place in Apura, the border state of Venezuela.

That was short and the most eye-catching news we gathered for you this month!   Let’s stay in touch to know even more interesting news from NGO life worldwide.

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