Brazil’s return to the UN Security Council after 10 years | Globalism

Brazil will return on Saturday (1) to take a non-permanent seat in the Security Council United nations In the 2022-2023 biennium, 10 years later. This will be the eleventh time for the country to join the collegiate body (the last time was in the 2010-2011 biennium).

The Security Council is made up of 15 countries that have the right to vote. But only the United States, France, Great Britain, China and Russia are permanent members and have veto power.

The other ten seats are temporary, and states are elected to hold them alternately for two years.

In addition to Brazil, the other countries with temporary seats are Albania, the United Arab Emirates, Gabon and Ghana – which take over their duties with Brazil – India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway and Kenya – which took over their duties in 2021 and continued until the end of 2022.

The Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Brazil currently participates in seven out of 12 UN peacekeeping operations.

In the 2022-2023 biennium, Brazil will prioritize conflict prevention and peaceful resolution, efficiency of peace missions and humanitarian responses to international crises, consolidation of peace through actions aimed at development, respect for human rights and increased participation of women in actions to strengthen international peace and security.

The country will also seek to improve the Council’s communication with other UN bodies and with regional bodies involved in conflict resolution.

Brazil was part of the United Nations Security Council in the following biennia: 1946-47, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1988-89, 1993-1994, 1998-99, 2004-05 and 2010-11.

What does this mean for Brazil

Brazil’s return to the United Nations Security Council repeats the country’s tradition of always choosing to be part of the group when running for office. For years, however, Brazilian diplomacy Seeks to enter the university as a permanent member.

“It is an interesting position because it is gaining prominence in peace decisions. We are being consulted now. So, there is more responsibility,” says Giuliano Cortinhas, general coordinator of the Studies and Research Group in International Security at the University of Brasilia.

There is also an expectation of how Brazil will act on this term. This is because, mainly during Ernesto Araujo’s tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Itamaraty came out with some Brazilian tradition of diplomacy.

In addition, criticism of China – one of the permanent members – is directed by members of the federal government or members of the government court Crisis opened with Chinese diplomats in BrazilEspecially during the pandemic.

“It is necessary to ‘de-ideoise’ foreign policy, so that Brazil will measure its own interests and be guided by international law,” says Cortinhas.

You May Also Like

About the Author: Lucas Moreno

"Proud explorer. Freelance social media expert. Problem solver. Gamer."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *