This year the World Social Forum (WSF) will be held simultaneously in 3 different cities around the world, namely
- Bamako, capital of Mali, 19th to 23rd January;
- Caracas, capital of Venezuela, from 24th to 29th January; and
- Karachi, in Pakistan, capital of the province of Sindh, previously planned to take place from January 24th to 29th, 2006, has been delayed in 2 months. This delay is one of the consequences brought by the earthquake that took place in Pakistan this year’s October. The new date for the polycentric event will be decided after consulting the Asian Council and the WSF International Council. A national forum will be held in Lahore/Pakistan on January 23rd and 24th , 2006.