1999 News Archive

3 December 1999: Uzbekistan Addresses Implementation
The government of Uzbekistan is currently working on the implementation of the new law "On Non-Governmental Organizations. This includes training of the Ministry personnel.

29 November 1999: Tajikistan Delays NGO Law Session
A Presidentially sanctioned working group met several times over the last month to finalize the content of two draft laws: the Tajikistan "Law on Non-Governmental Organizations" and the draft law, "On Charities and Charitable Activities".

17 November 1999: NGO Regulation Adopted in Kosovo
On November 16, 1999, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) issued the Regulation on the Registration and Operation of Non-Governmental Organizations. This regulation creates the basic framework for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Kosovo.

16 November 1999: Kyrgyzstan Parliament Adopts Progressive New NGO Laws
Kyrgyz president Askar Akaev signed a long-awaited bill on nongovernmental activities, which creates a series of provisions to alter the legal and regulatory environment for NGOs and nonprofits.

12 November 1999: ICNL Receives Grant from Mott Foundation for Kosovo NGO Legal Reform
ICNL is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help develop the legal and regulatory framework for NGOs in Kosovo.

15 October 1999: Kyrgyzstan President Signs Long-Awaited NGO Law on Non-Commercial Organizations
Developing the non-commercial sector has become as growing priority for countries of the Central Asian region. The non-commercial sector, generally consisting of non-profits or “NGOs”, is vital to overall economic and democratic development.

30 September 1999: ICNL Announces Restructuring
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law is delighted to announce that Mr. Richard Fries, former Chief Commissioner of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, has formally assumed his new responsibilities as Chairman of ICNL’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Council.