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New World Order requires reform of the Security Council, says Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs

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December 2, 2012 in South America

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In defense of the amplification of the United Nations Security Council, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Patriota, asked for the Security Council to “get up to date” with the New World Order. Antonio Patriota’s demands are permanent, considering the Brazilian government has been criticizing the current format of the organ, that corresponds to a post World War 2 scenary, and wants to fill a permanent seat in the council.

“We’re still seeing that the UN gets ‘up to date’ by reforms in the Security Council, in particular, keeping up with the evolution of redistribution of international power, updating itself with new, permanent and non-permanent members”, said the chancelor, after participating in a seminar, in Salvador, Bahia, in which it was discussed the new perspectives of the South American trading block Mercosul.

Patriota even reiterated that Brazil is going through one of its best periods. “Today, Brazil is, maybe, for the first time in history, a Country of Global reach. There is material data to back this. Brazil is one of the few Countries that have relations with every Country”, he reminded, adding that the number of Brazilian Embassies in Africa is superior to the quantity of the United Kingdom’s representations.

The Brazilian government’s goal is to integrate permanently the Security Council of the United Nations. The organ consists of fifteen integrants, of which only five have permanent seats: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the U.S. On a rotational basis, every two years, the remaining ten seats are alternated.
Currently, the remaining ten seats are filled by: Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, whose mandates expire next year, in addition to Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa, whose terms end in December.

Brazilian authorities defend the amplification of the number of chairs in the council from 15 to 25, among which Brazil positions itself as the holder candidate. The discussion is held in the international political debate, but runs into restrictions by some countries over issues of regional divergencies.


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