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  1. NGOs strive to present a united front

    Posted Nov 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... conference. But some NGOs doubt that a unified front can be found, citing the diversity of their concerns, some of which conflict with others. The Hong Kong People's Council for Sustainable Development said it would liaise with the city's NGOs for the declaration. The group also hopes the 19 Hong Kong NGOs accredited to attend the December 13-18 conference at the Convention ...

  2. NGOs to keep links to official agencies

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Non-governmental organisations must maintain their links to government agencies under amendments to regulations governing the registration of NGOs, Minister ... Organisations would be announced in the next three months. During the consultation period, scholars and NGOs lobbied the government to scrap the so-called 'dual management system', which ...

  3. Guangdong NGOs get independent watchdog

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Affairs Department. In the past, commercial federations had to register with several government bodies. But, under the new regime, NGOs will only have to register with the civil affairs body. Association secretary Zhang Yuanxing said the new organisation aimed to defend the rights of NGOs and improve their links with the government. The government's gradual move away from overseeing ...

  4. NGOs win new deal on funding

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... allocating resources to NGOs in a lump sum based on the midpoint salaries of their staff. The grant, which amounted to $387 million last financial year, will end next March. NGOs and social worker ... The first, which will cost about $800 million, will provide a two-year one-off grant to NGOs unable to meet their budgets. But they will have to prepare financial plans in order to qualify. ...

  5. End hostility, NGOs told

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A senior trade official extended an olive branch to NGOs yesterday, urging an end to hostility towards the government and the WTO. Raymond Young Lap-moon, director-general ... to demonstrate, with most from neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea. 'Our position on agricultural subsidies is the same as many NGOs'. As the chair ...

  6. Get ready to use your reserves, NGOs told

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui, Quinton Chan

    ... in an effort to wean them off government funding. Covering 163 NGOs and amounting to $1.47 billion between 2001 and 2006, the grants help NGOs pay staff who earn more than the midpoint level, which ... 'If the NGOs do not have enough money, they should go back to their reserves. In the same way, if people are hungry, they should turn to their pantry.' The welfare chief warned ...

  7. NGOs give funding offer cold shoulder

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Social Welfare Department's latest offer to help NGOs adapt to funding changes faced strong opposition yesterday. The Social Welfare Advisory Committee yesterday passed a resolution urging the department to improve the offer, while the biggest social workers' trade union rejected the plans. Some NGOs have been concerned about their financial future, ...

  8. WTO chief Lamy in town to trade ideas with NGOs

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Lamy will participate in a roundtable forum and listen to views from the various NGOs in an open-floor discussion. He will also inspect the Convention and Exhibition Centre and give a speech ...

  9. Tough rules for NGOs may impede volunteer scheme

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Strict regulations governing the registration of NGOs may hinder the participation of volunteers at the Beijing Olympics, a government-backed forum was told ... 'Like many other NGOs in China, we could not register with civil affairs authorities as a formal non-profit social organisation. Instead, we had to register with the industry and commerce ...

  10. NGOs tell UN of need for children's commission

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong needs a commission and comprehensive policy to ensure the interests of children are given paramount consideration in government decisions, the city's NGOs have proposed in a report to the United Nations. Rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which applies to Hong Kong, should be incorporated into the education ...




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