The inaction of the United Nations in the face of conflicts was criticized at the G20 meeting in Brazil

Vieira said during the G20 advisors' meeting in Rio de Janeiro that multilateral institutions “are not prepared to confront the current challenges, as evidenced by the unacceptable paralysis experienced by the United Nations Security Council in relation to ongoing conflicts.” The 19 largest economies in the world and the European Union.

He noted that “this state of inaction directly means the loss of innocent lives” and that the G20 has the authority to address conflicts and work for peace.

“The United Nations was established as the organization that must deal with issues of peace and security,” he noted, and the G20, for its part, was envisioned as a distinct forum for discussions on financial and development issues.

“Given the context in which we live, this group (the G20) is perhaps today the most important international forum, where countries with opposing visions are still able to sit at the table and have fruitful conversations,” Vieira said.

But he explained, “without necessarily bearing the weight of the rigid positions that have prevented progress in other forums, such as the United Nations Security Council.”

According to the head of Brazilian diplomacy, Brazil does not accept being forced to resort to weapons to resolve tensions.

He stated that while global military spending reaches two trillion dollars, aid programs for poor countries remain stalled at $60 billion annually, and payments to combat climate change do not reach the promised $100 billion annually.

On Wednesday and tomorrow, under the presidency of Brazil, Rio will host this first ministerial meeting of the G20.

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This event represents the activities preceding the summit that will bring together heads of state and government next November, also in Rio.

Among those attending were US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

In addition, representatives of invited countries and representatives of 12 international organizations are attending the conference.

The meetings are closed, but each country's heads of diplomacy decide whether to grant interviews to the press during programming.

Press media confirm that during the meeting, an attempt will be made to define points on the agenda of President Luiz Inacio Lula's government, such as the fight against inequality and new global governance, in a complex international context.


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