The V World Social Forum took place in Porto Alegre from January 26 to 31 2005. At the march that iniciated the Forum more than 200 thousand people took part. Totally, there were 155 thousand registered participants, 35 of them as part of the Youth Camp and 6, 823 from the press. Around 6,872 organizations from 151 countries were involved in 2,500 activities distributed among the 11 thematic terrains of World Social Territory. Most part of the delegations was from Brazil, Argentina, the United States, Uruguay and France. January 29 and 30 were the busiest days; 500 thousand people passed by the World Social Territory, according to the numbers presented by the Military Brigade.
Around 3,100 volunteers collaborated in the event, in areas such as translation, culture, communication, logistics and general services, web maintenance etc. 533 interpreters from 30 countries also participated. Sixteen languages were translated during the V FSM: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Arab, Japanese, Hebrew, German, Italian Korean, guarani, Hindu, quechua, uolof (Africa), bahasa (Indonesia), Russian and libras (brazilian language of signs). Check out more about this and get more information on the WSF 2005 memorial here: