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Brazil becomes reference for Africa, Latin America and emerging countries

Programs implemented in Brazil are a reference for Africa and Latin America  Photo: Ricardo Stuckert / Lula Institute  
 
With its earned credibility, Brazil has become a reference for Africa and Latin America and among emerging countries. This fact, coupled with the conviction that the strengthening of multilateral organizations is essential for the maintenance of peace and social development, allowed Brazil to expand its presence in charge of international organizations, always with the votes of African and Latin American countries.

 

Brazilians assisting the poor

Under the Lula and Dilma governments Brazil’s presence began to be felt in international organizations more than it had ever been, and is characterized by the permanent protection of the interests of the poor, as evidenced by the performances of José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Organization United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Paul Vanucchi, one of three elected members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS); and Roberto Azevedo, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Under Roberto Azevedo’s command, the WTO adopted in 2013 the historic Bali Agreement, which, among other things, proposes the reduction of subsidies in rich countries on the exports of poor countries, dropping trade barriers and making trade between nations more fair. justo o comércio entre as nações.

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Victory in the UN against US spying

The latest Brazilian diplomatic victory came at the United Nations General Assembly in December 2013. President Dilma and German Prime Minister Angela Merckel, forwarded to the UN a draft resolution The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age - a response the revelation that US agencies had practiced electronic espionage against several heads of state, including Dilma and Merkel, and also against citizens and companies from various countries.

The resolution was adopted by consensus of the 193 UN member countries, including the United States. This fact, according to the Foreign Ministry, "demonstrates recognition by the international community, of universal principles defended by Brazil, such as the protection of the right to privacy and freedom of expression, especially against extraterritorial actions of States in respect of data collection, monitoring and communications interception. ''