3 February 2005
Final decisions on next year's meeting will be taken in April, but it looks more than likely that the World Social Forum in 2006 will be chopped up and spread out to different regions of the world. It's not clear how these meetings would differ from the regional social forums that already exist. In 2007, the organising committee has promised that Africa will host the Forum. You can read the announcement in English here, but note that they have confused the dates a little. And some numbers: More than 200,000 people took part in the Forum opening march in Porto Alegre. In total, there have been 155,000 participants, of whom 35,000 stayed in the Youth Camp and 6,880 were lecturers. People from 135 countries have been involved in 2,500 activities and 2,800 volunteers helped in the event.