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Charter of Principles
Frequently Asked ?'s
Note from the Organizing Committee
World Social Forum Charter of Principles
Charter of Principles and Values of the African Social Forum

The Steering Committee
List of Organization Members

Information about Accommodations
Hotels - Estate Agencies - Welcome Centers

Topics and Program of WSF
Full Program by Theme
Thematic and Methodological Proposals of Bamako WSF 2006
Program of WSF Bamako 2006
Bandung Conference Program

Territories of the Forum
The Bamako 2006 PWSF Will Take Place in Various Venues Within Bamako

Zoom on Mali
Satellite View of Bamako

What's WSF?
What the World Social Forum Is
World Social Forum in Africa

Contact Us
Secretariat of Coordination

World Social Forum

Regional Social Forums


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the World Social Forum?

The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies. This definition is in its Charter of Principles, the WSF’s guiding document.

The World Social Forum is also characterized by plurality and diversity, is non-confessional, non-governmental and non-party. It proposes to facilitate decentralized coordination and networking among organizations engaged in concrete action towards building another world, at any level from the local to the international, but it does not intend to be a body representing world civil society. The World Social Forum is not a group nor an organization.

How did the WSF start to get organized?

Click here to discover how the WSF came into being.

Who organizes the WSF?

Eight organizations are part of the Secretariat, which has an office in São Paulo (Brazil), and is in charge of the Forum process coordination. The eight entities that have started the organization of the first WSF - Abong, Attac, CBJP, Cives, CUT, Ibase, MST and Social Network for Justice and Human Rights - form this secretariat.

When WSF moved to Mumbai, an Indian Organizing Committee (in charge of organizing WSF 2004 in Mumbai, India) has been set up. The IOC has been integrated to WSF Secretariat afterwards.

General political issues as well as discussions on WSF future and the annual events methodologies are discussed and followed by the International Council, which is currently formed by 129 organizations.

For the fifth WSF edition, a Brazilian Organizing Committee (BOC) has been set up by 23 organizations, divided in eight Work Groups: Space, Solidarity Economy


Announcement to press and media

Press and media are informed that they should fill in the accreditation form available on the site, to ensure their participation to the Polycentric World Social Forum of Bamako 2006.
>> Press accreditation request

Important announcement to all participants !

You are welcome ! Let’s make Bamako 2006 a forum rich in PROPOSALS and in building dynamic networks to implement these proposals...
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Youth international Camp "Thomas Sankara"

For its series of poupular conferences, the Bamako WSF Youth Commission will meet you on January 5th the acropole of University FAST at 15 o’clock.
>> Further information on the Youth Camp

Preparatory meeting of Caracas (Venezuela) Polycentric World Social Forum

This international meeting took place from December 10th to 11th 2005.It gathered the PWSF 2006 three countries’ Organizing Committees members and those of the International Committee Commissions members. The Malian organizing committee was represented by Mr Mamadou Goita.

Descriptive note of the Polycentric World Social Forum of Bamako.

This note specifically shows the importance of the Polycentric World Social Forum of Bamako; Also it describes in details the ten considered thematics.
>> Refer to the note

293 Malian Organisations particpate to the preparatory activities of PWSF Bamko 2006

293 Malian organisations are today involved in the preparatory process of the Polycentric World Social Forum of Bamako 2006.
>> List of organisation members


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