Brasília – The BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have expressed their support of Brazil’s bid for a seat as a rotating member of the United Nations Security Council in 2022 and 2023. The move was made public in the minutes of the 12th BRICS Summit Meeting (pictured above), held online on Tuesday (18).
The meeting minutes also espouse international cooperation to address the Covid-19 pandemic and equitable distribution of a safe, effective vaccine. The BRICS also call for a reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to enable the defense of developing countries, prevent protectionism by wealthy nations, and to work for a “more resilient” global supply chain.
Currently presided by Russia, the BRICS are pushing for comprehensive reforms and the adding of countries to the UN Security Council. Comprising United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom as permanent members, the Council is the primary instance for the settlement of disputes in the international system. It also features ten rotating members elected for two-year terms. Brazil has been one of the countries most often appointed for a non-permanent seat. It has been bidding for a permanent seat for several decades now.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum