UNESCO webpage devoted to the Forum:
"Effective use of rigorous social science is essential if the first truly global society in human history is to meet the challenges of contemporary transformations. For this to be possible, the gap must be bridged between academic social science and policy communities. In conjunction with the Government of Argentina, and with the support of a wide range of academic, policy, and NGO partners, UNESCO proposes an innovative format to build precisely that bridge."
The Forum will be held 5-9 September 2005 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay.