Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) provide both an additional revenue source for nation-states as well as a valuable source of information on the topic that is selected for the conference. Students representing NGOs are typically college students and like the World Bank representatives they are free to move from committee to committee wherever they are requested.
BRAC International - $200 million
BRAC International is a leading nonprofit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our approach is grounded in the conviction that people living in vulnerable situations can be agents of change if they are empowered with the tools, skills, and hope they need to change their lives. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on successfully implemented programmes is applied across 10 countries, touching the lives of over 130 million people, where our models are adapted according to the country’s context.
Plan International - $150 million
Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation
that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world,
working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.
We engage people and partners to:
- Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
- Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
- Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
- Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
IWGIA ( International Work Group for Idigenous Affairs) - $100 million
The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs is a global human rights organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending Idigenous People’s rights. Since 1968, IWGIA has cooperated with Indigenous Peoples' organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. IWGIA works to empower Indigenous Peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on a local, regional and international level. To achieve our mission we provide documentation, support advocacy and empower indigenous peoples’ organisations and institutions via global partnerships. IWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples taking place in the Amazon. The aim was to establish a network of researchers and human right activists to document the situation of Indigenous Peoples and advocate for an improvement of their rights. Today Indigenous Peoples from all over the world are involved in IWGIA's global network. Still, the key drivers for change in our work are documentation, empowerment and advocacy.