Mahnaz Afkhami, a World NGO Day Goodwill Ambassador, speaks at the World NGO Day Forum February 27 and 28 in Helsinki, Finland.
WLP World NGO Day Goodwill message for 2014:
“In today’s world, science and technology offer endless possibilities, but cannot alone meet humankind’s most pressing challenges. Governments are supposed to serve the people, but may or may not act according to the people’s will. NGOs, however, empower people to demand respect for individual rights, equality, democracy, development, and peace. The strength and solidarity of NGOs across the world will lead to a better future for all.”