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The Brazilian Government is pleased to announce its candidacy for non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council in the biennium 2022-2023, in the slot allocated for countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil’s candidacy reflects its commitment to the multilateral political system and its constructive engagement in decision-making initiatives on peace and security, driven by the ideal of a peaceful, just and prosperous world for all, in line with the constitutional principles guiding Brazilian foreign policy.

The Brazilian decision is the result of an agreement reached with the government of Honduras, whereby Brazil has anticipated its bid for the biennium 2033-2034 to 2022-2023, thus making up for the delay in the presentation of its candidacy during previous administrations. The last participation of Brazil in the United Nations Security Council took place in 2010 and 2011. The agreement will allow, if Brazil is elected, to anticipate the country’s return to the UNSC in eleven years. Brazil is the developing country that has more often been a member of the Council, having been elected to ten terms since 1946.

Brazil’s participation in the United Nations Security Council in the 2022-2023 term will help the country, in the bicentenary of its independence, to contribute to the main decisions on international peace and security.


Aloysio Nunes Ferreira
Minister of Foreign Affairs 

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