G4 Meets at Brazil’s Embassy in London to Discuss UN Reform

On Friday night, July 8, Germany, Brazil, India and Japan made progress in their proposal for reform of the United Nations Security Council.

Official representatives of the four countries – which comprise the so-called G-4 – met at the Brazilian Embassy in London to discuss the creation of six new permanent seats, involve the African Union, and seek unity in their proposals.

The Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, the German Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Relations, Joschka Fischer, the Indian Minister of Foreign Relations, Natwar-Singh, and the Japanese Minister of Foreign Relations, Machimura Nobutaka, met with the Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Relations, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuto-Addo, who represented the contact group of the mechanism established by the African Union (AU) to accompany UN reform.

The presence of the Ghanain Minister also reinforced the need to examine the sequels of the summit meetings of the AU in Sirte (Libya) and of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in Santa Lucia.

The G-4 presented its framework resolution proposal and its final version, including proposals made by the African countries. The final version should be presented to the UN General Assembly next week.

The Ministers reiterated the importance of reforming the Security Council to represent current global realities, not the world of 60 years ago.

In practice, the meeting of the five Ministers implies the consolidation of the proposal to expand the number of permanent seats on the Security Council.

The G-4 defends the expansion of the Council, in both permanent and temporary seats. It also calls for more equitable representation, through the inclusion of developed and developing countries.

ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.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

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Brazilians Among First Owners of Man-Made Luxury Island Off Doha

Among the owners of real estate units in The Pearl, a luxury residential man-made ...

Brazil’s Major Bookstore Chain Gobbles Up Competition

Saraiva, a major Brazilian bookstore chain, has bought Siciliano, its competitor, for 60 million ...

Brazilian Artist Brings Ancient Egypt Back to Life

Pharaohs, pyramids, mummies, temples and hieroglyphs inspire the work of Brazilian artist Eduardo Vilela, ...

How Violence and Neglect Destroyed My Favorite Corner of Brazil

As a young adult in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil, I had two favorite ...

For Brazilian Professor, New Torture Law in the US Is Old News

The Military Commissions Act of 2006 signed into law by President, George W. Bush, ...

Marriott Starts US$ 2 Million Program to Help Save Brazil’s Amazon

Brazil's Amazonas state and Marriott have signed an agreement to support a plan to ...

For These Palestinian Refugees Brazil Has Become the Promised Land

Hana Teisir, 20, works at one of the main beauty parlors in the small ...

Brazilian Police 13 Times More Likely to Be Killed than a Common Citizen

The president of the Rio de Janeiro Association of Military Police, Mequisedec Nascimento, plans ...

November 1993

CONTENTS: Cover: Battling Hunger (p. 7) Short Story: Mafra Carbonieri (p. 13) Gearing up ...

Brazil Tries to Solve Trade Imbalance Investing in Central America

With its exports outrunning imports almost ten to one, Brazil is more than willing ...