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Brazil is pushing to reformulate the Security Council of the U.N., now with the support of major players.

Security Council during the Missile Crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows aerial photos of Cuban missiles to the United Nations in November 1962

The foreign minister, Celso Amorim, and the foreign ministers of Japan, India and Germany, issued a statement in defense of the immediate reform of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) after meeting last September 24th in New York. For them, it is essential to expand the current number of members (today 15) and changing the working methods of the organ.

Still no details on the proposals submitted to the UN, it was revealed that the foreign ministers call for the discussions of reform to occur as soon as possible so that the Council will be reshaped for the 21st century. “The ministers reiterated the need for urgent reform of the Security Council, which would include the expansion of both categories of membership, permanent and non permanent,” the statement said.

The foreign ministers argue that developing countries must have a more active participation in the Security Council, which for them is essential. “[The proposal is to suggest that] include developed and developing countries as new permanent members,” said the text signed by the representatives of Brazil, India, Japan and Germany.

Created in 1945, after the 2nd World War, the Security Council still has the same structure. The body consists of 15 countries, five of which occupy permanent seats and ten rotating seats are for a period of two years.

Under discussion is the proposal to include, among permanent, two more countries from Asia, one from Latin America, one from Eastern Europe and one from Africa. Currently, there are permanent Security Council members the United States, Russia, China, France and England.