“The non-governmental sector.” At yesterday’s UNESCO meetings, I heard it at least fifteen times.
Yes I know the term has a (supposedly) legitimate use, but you will never hear it from my lips. How about a sentence like this?:
…non-governmental organizations have made and are increasingly making important contributions to both population and development activities at all levels. In many areas of population and development activities, non-governmental groups are already rightly recognized for their comparative advantage in relation to government agencies.
It’s nice to know that we are good for something!
The bottom line: Tomorrow I fly home.