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INT ORG - NON - GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES - 05

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

   
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INT ORG -  NON - GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES - 05

Major Non-governmental Organisations

 

Amnesty International

 

The global organization working for human rights was established in 1961. It has more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries, where they cam­paign to end grave violations of human rights. It was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1977.

 

Secretariat: London

 

Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

 

Scouting is a worldwide organized move­ment for young people started by a Britisher Lt. Gen Sir Robert S.S. Baden-Powell in 1907. He imparted outdoor skills to boys illustrated well in his book explaining scouting, trekk­ing and map-making skills. Its goals are inculcating good character, loyalty to God and country, service to others and physical and mental fitness. "Be Prepared" is its motto. The World Scouts Bureau is in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

A similar movement for girls — the Girl Guide movement —was founded by Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes in 1910.

 



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