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The NGO’s Platform for Social Action is an organization of state, private, non-denominational and non-profit that works to promote the full development of social and civil rights of the most vulnerable and unprotected groups in our country and strengthens the Third Sector of Social Ambit.

In 2017, the Platform was made up of 33 non-governmental organizations, confederations, federations and state networks that have carried out 13,000,000 attentions and have had the collaboration of 4,540,000 members, 384,000 volunteers and almost 94,000 workers and workers. The Platform, declared of Public Utility on February 6, 2007, is part of important international organizations.


The NGO’s Platform for Social Action is an organization whose mission is to defend the rights of the most disadvantaged groups and people, promote participation in the field of Social Action, generate social change, represent their organizations before public authorities and lead them around of a shared project.

The NGO’s Platform for Social Action is an organization with the capacity to fulfill its mission in all dimensions:

  • Because he has reached the status of Social Agent.
  • Because it is a recognized and recognized interlocutor before the civil society, before the Public Administrations and before the Social Action NGO’s themselves.
  • Because it leads the recognition, development, structuring and cohesion of the Third Sector of Social Action.
  • Because it is independent and has more representativeness.


  • Solidarity. Shared responsibility among organizations with the most disadvantaged groups and people.
  • Transparency. Accountability and guarantee of access to information to member organizations, public administrations and society.
  • Plurality. Recognition of diversity within the organization, which guarantees its representativeness through mutual exchange, internal democracy, participation and volunteering.
  • Hierarchical, functional and institutional independence with respect to public, economic and social powers.
  • Equality. Social justice and non-discrimination, for the construction of a society in which all people have their social space.
  • Commitment to social transformation, orientation to people, vindication, defense of rights and adaptation to change to meet the needs and expectations of the recipients of the action.
  • Coherence between the agreements adopted and the capacity of their compliance in an honest and responsible manner.


  • Promote the conditions so that the freedom and equality of the individual and of the groups in which it is integrated are real and effective.
  • Eliminate obstacles that hinder or hinder the fullness of people.
  • Contribute to social inclusion and cohesion and fight to combat situations of marginalization and social discrimination.
  • Defend the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the most vulnerable sectors.
  • Improve the Social Sector Third Sector.
  • To favor its articulation in the national and regional scope.
  • Promote quality in the programs, services and actions of its member entities.
  • The promotion of full equality between men and women in all fields of action of the Platform.


NGO’s Platform for Social Action has its origin in the process of dialogue initiated by 16 social entities with the Presidency of the Government on May 21, 1998. Its objective: to ensure that the Third Social Sector had a favorable legislative framework, resources, management capacity and instruments of participation in public policies, from consultative mechanisms to civil dialogue.

Key moments:

  • March 16, 1999: Constitution of the dialogue table composed of NGOs, representatives of the Presidency of the Government and the Ministries of Labor and Social Affairs and Economy and Finance.
  • March 1999 - April 2000: Approval in Congress of the motion to reform the social sector.
  • May 18, 2000: Constitution of the Social Action NGO Platform. Creation of the State Council of Social Action NGOs.
  • October 22, 2003: Approval of the first Strategic Plan.
  • February 25, 2004: Approval of the criteria for the integration of new members in the Platform.

Since then the Platform has been expanding its social base and collaboration with other networks and platforms. It is currently composed of 33 partner entities, 3 collaborators and 3 permanent observers.



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