World Civil Society Forum, Mandat International. A working group of over 500 organizations from 80 countries contributed to the preparatory process of the Forum.
1,000 delegates representing the United Nations, NGOs, the academic and private sector.
The Forum aimed to facilitate and strengthen cooperation between civil society (NGOs, indigenous peoples, research centers, etc.), the United Nations and other international organizations. It gathered approximately 1,000 participants and covered the main fields of activity within the international arena, creating a dialogue between all major stakeholders. The creation of a permanent forum to strengthen cooperation between civil society and international organizations was also discussed.
The Forum included plenary sessions and thematic working groups on the main fields of activity, including:
Participants to the Forum had the opportunity to adopt common positions and resolutions.
The 165 volunteers of ICVolunteers contributed some 12,000 hours to the preparation and realization of the Forum, carrying out a wide range of tasks: