Brazil: Dispatch to Brazil: Give Peace a Chance in the Post-2015 Development Agenda / Robert Muggah and Eduarda Hamann

Brazilian diplomats often like to remind their counterparts that their country hasn’t picked a fight in its neighborhood for almost 150 years. Brazil very reluctantly joined the Second World War in 1944, but played an important role in helping reconstruct Europe in its aftermath. They are justifiably proud of their historical commitment to peace; it is a legacy worth preserving. Yet there are signs that Brazil’s forward momentum in Promoting safety, security, justice, and governance is lagging. Since hosting the

Rio+20 conference in 2012, Brazil has been coy about the place of these issues in the post-2015 development agenda. During recent negotiations in New York over future sustainable development goals (SDGs), Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs appeared to be taking them off the table entirely. SEE MORE…

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