Mission: The world association of non-governmental organizations is a global organization whose mission is to serve its member organizations, strengthen and encourage the non-governmental sector as a whole, increase public understanding of the non-governmental community, and provide the mechanism and support needed for ngos to connect, partner, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems.
Programs: Wango re-established a volunteer and intern program, and recruited a volunteer who helped develop a resource guide for ngo members of wango, from the end of march to the beginning of may 2017. Wango was a co-sponsor of the "12th global forum on human settlements," co-organized by the global forum on human settlements and the un economic and social commission for asia and the pacific (un escap). The forum took place from october 30 to 31, 2017 at the un headquarters in new york city in celebration of un world cities day 2017. Wango was a supporter of the "26th international conference on health and environment: global partners for global solutions, organized by world information transfer in partnership with the permanent mission of ukraine and the un department of economic and social affairs (desa). The conference took place on april 13, 2017 at the un headquarters in new york city. Wango spoke and participated in the expert group meeting on "the role of african civil society organizations in preventing violent extremism in africa," convened by the un office of the special adviser on africa (osaa) in collaboration with the savannah centre for diplomacy, democracy and development. The meeting took place from november 28 to 29, 2017 in abuja, nigeria. Wango participated in the "intergenerational dialogues on the sustainable development goals," co-hosted by the un department of public information (dpi) and the ngo/dpi executive committee. The event took place on august 1, 2017 at the un headquarters in new york city. Regular maintenance, changes and updates the website