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Promoting peace in the post-2015 framework: Brazil

The role of Rising Powers


Brazil has a growing influence in the global political and economic system owing to the size of its economy, its role in Latin America, and its increasingly assertive positions on international peace and security issues. This briefing explores Brazil’s engagement in conflict-affected states and its potential to contribute to peacebuilding, particularly in the context of the post-2015 development framework.

In an increasingly multipolar world, a greater number of actors are involved in shaping the global development agenda. Countries such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey will be central to articulating a credible and effective framework for development in the coming decades.

Current international consultations to set out a new development framework post-2015 present an opportunity to reassess policy approaches to conflict-affected states. There is a real opportunity for conflict-affected states, traditional donors, and rising powers to agree on a set of shared goals and indicators that can guide their engagement and facilitate greater coherence and cooperation.

A first step in this process is to raise awareness of the principles and modalities that motivate the engagement of rising powers, and what lessons can be drawn from their experience. This briefing, produced by Saferworld and the Rio-based Igarapé Institute, focuses on the case of Brazil. Similar Briefings on the role of other rising powers will follow.

Read more about our work on rising powers here.

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Date: February 2013
Author: Robert Muggah, Ivan Campbell, Eduarda Hamann, Gustavo Diniz, Marina Motta
Publisher: Saferworld
ISBN: 978–1–904833–99–3
Language: English
Region: International
Country: Brazil, UN