Research Foundation for Development, Inc. would like to invite international,
regional and national organizations and individuals (contemplative
thinkers, policy makers, practitioners, and civil society members)
to participate in the World Forum on Social Development. The main
objective of this Forum is to contribute to the United Nations effort
of ensuring the implementation of the Copenhagen declaration and
the Program of Action. As a transnational research and advocacy
community, the International Research Foundation for Development,
Inc. operates within its consultative capacity with the Economic
and Social Council of the United Nations as specified in the UN
Charter Article 71.
Research Foundation for Development, Inc. is engaged in mobilizing
the civil society through policy oriented scientific research, education
and advocacy on social development. To this effect, we have launched
a project which aims at developing a comprehensive (intensive and
extensive, theoretical and empirical, comparative and particularistic)
and integrated (interdisciplinary) approach.
this World Forum are fourfold: i. raise wider public awareness on
global policy issues of the United Nations; ii. mobilize the academic
community to actively engage and contribute to policy formulation
and implementation efforts; iii. set the groundwork for inter and
intra regional partnerships and collaboration for the continuation
of the implementation of Social Development programs and actions;
iv. develop a cross-sectional comprehensive international network,
which will bring segregated professional communities and non-governmental
organizations to a common forum, and channel diverse input into
the UN body of policy making. This will not only bridge the gulf
between these segregated communities but also ease the burden of
accommodating civil society into the UN policy arena.
and institutions are encouraged to become members of the World Forum
Network and participate in any or all of the World Forum events.