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Challenges to International Nongovernmental Organizations

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Challenges to the Action of International Nongovernmental Organizations
1. INGO political ineffectiveness
2. Lack of INGO identity
3. INGO operational ineffectiveness
4. IGO divisive response to INGO action
5. Lack of co-ordination between INGOs
6. Duplication of INGO activity
7. Establishment-orientation of INGOs
8. Proliferation of INGOs
9. Incompatibility of functionally equivalent INGO members
10. Lack of awareness of inter- organizational linkages
11. Lack of identity of INGO network
12. Lack of national awareness of international linkages to INGOs
13. Weakness of membership link to INGOs
14. INGO naivety
15. Inadequate INGO response to IGO preoccupations
16. Locating fund sources for INGOs
17. Locating channels for distribution of INGO programme funds
18. INGO Fund distribution
19. Obstacles to lNGO fund transfers
20. Absence of INGO policy in regional IGOs
21. Non-facilitative policy of IGO secretariats
22. Absence of national NGOs in some countries
23. Diversity of INGO organizational forms and interests
24. Supposed similarity of INGOs to multinational corporations
25. Non-representativity of INGOs
26. Western-based INGO secretariats
27. INGO use of Western-based organizational models
28. Treatment of INGOs as an administrative problem
29. Inadequate facilities for INGOs
30. Inadequate statistical data on INGOs
31. Social recognition of INGOs
32. National legal status of INGOs
33. Status of INGO personnel
34. International legal status of INGOs

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Originally published under the title: List of Problems Hindering INGO Action in The Future of Transnational Associations from the Standpoint of a New World Order (proceedings of a symposium, Geneva, 1976). Brussels, Union of International Associations, 1977, Appendix 4. Unfortunately, despite the elapse in time, and the cessation of the Cold War, many of the points remain relevant


Challenges and Clarifications

  1. INGO political ineffectiveness
  2. Lack of INGO identity
  3. INGO operational ineffectiveness
  4. IGO divisive response to INGO action
  5. Lack of co-ordination between INGOs
  6. Duplication of INGO activity
  7. Establishment-orientation of INGOs
  8. Proliferation of INGOs
  9. Incompatibility of functionally equivalent INGO members
  10. Lack of awareness of inter-organizational linkages
  11. Lack of identity of INGO network
  12. Lack of national awareness of international linkages to INGOs
  13. Weakness of membership link to INGOs
  14. INGO naivety
  15. Inadequate INGO response to IGO preoccupations
  16. Locating fund sources for INGOs
  17. Locating channels for distribution of INGO programme funds
  18. INGO Fund distribution
  19. Obstacles to lNGO fund transfers
  20. Absence of INGO policy in regional IGOs
  21. Non-facilitative policy of IGO secretariats
  22. Absence of national NGOs in some countries
  23. Diversity of INGO organizational forms and interests
  24. Supposed similarity of INGOs to multinational corporations
  25. Non-representativity of INGOs
  26. Western-based INGO secretariats
  27. INGO use of Western-based organizational models
  28. Treatment of INGOs as an administrative problem
  29. Inadequate facilities for INGOs
  30. Inadequate statistical data on INGOs
  31. Social recognition of INGOs
  32. National legal status of INGOs
  33. Status of INGO personnel
  34. International legal status of INGOs

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