NGOs play a key role in addressing global issues at the national and international
level. As the Millennium Report states, "Transnational single-issue campaigns have
contributed to strengthen norms and build legal regimes, leading for instance to the
convention banning landmines or to last year's agreement on enhanced debt relief for the
heavily indebted poor countries. These campaigns, often conducted in concert with the UN,
have helped to raise- and alter- the consciousness of the international community and to
change the behaviour of states on many critical global issues."
In the face of global challenges, NGOs recognise the need to strengthen cooperation
among themselves and other members of civil society.
a) increase awareness among people of the challenges of globalisation;
b) lobby and mobilize public pressure to monitor and regulate globalisation;
c) interface between global, national, regional and local interests;
d) develop coalitions for single-issue campaigns.
e) extend communication and interaction among the NGO community through Internet and
f) integrate globalisation as a constant thematic focus in NGO fora;
e) develop and share local based alternative global system models.
NGOs consider that their responsibility lies in educating, organizing and mobilizing
people around goals of increasing our influence and authority both among ourselves and
with other institutions. NGOs, as a significant global force representing global public
interest in its diversity, can make a difference and contribute to the transformation of
the currently inhuman globalisation into a people-centred globalisation.