New York, September 14, 2055
would like to congratulate you on the initiative of convening this meeting,
which is held at a critical juncture for the future of the United Nations.
to strengthen the United Nations and its main bodies are being intensified.
need to adapt the Security Council to the political and economic requirements of
a world which is undergoing deep transformation.
is only the third Security Council Summit in its sixty years of existence.
1992, we met to celebrate the end of the East-West confrontation, as new
prospects dawned for the Council to act in the promotion of international
were reasons to believe in the future of collective security.
2000, our meeting coincided with brutal acts of violence fuelled by racial and
that moment, we were striving to learn lessons from civil wars in former
Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and to restore this Organization’s capacity to counter
massive abuses of human rights.
we face threats of growing complexity.
resolutions we have just adopted are attempts to respond to these challenges.
acts of terrorism continue to be perpetrated against innocent and defenseless
this scourge demands resolve.
repression alone will not defeat it.
must prevent terror from breeding in hotbeds of hopelessness.
must reject prejudice and discrimination, whatever their guise or pretext.
combating irrational violence, the best means at our disposal are the promotion
of a culture of dialogue, the
promotion of development and the unyielding protection of human rights.
Council must also continue to devote attention to African issues.
my visits to 14 African countries as well as in contacts maintained with many
African leaders in Brasilia, I have witnessed major institutional and economic
progress in the region.
firm political will of African leaders to overcome today’s conflicts and to
cope with a legacy of dependency have culminated in the establishment of the
example should inspire parts of the world that are working towards integration
to the international community in a sovereign and peaceful manner.
Haiti, Latin America wants to prove that the United Nations is not doomed to
simply cleaning up the wreckage of conflicts it could not prevent.
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti offers a new paradigm of response
to the challenges of conflict resolution and national reconstruction.
are contributing to the long-term stabilization of the country without resorting
to the use of force on an excessive scale or any imposed solutions.
encourage dialogue among all political actors and support institutional and
establishment of a Peacebuilding Commission demonstrates that the international
community shares this same view.
better coordination between the Security Council and ECOSOC will ensure that
situations such as those in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Burundi are adequately
are deep crises in societies that seek to find their way back towards
questions such as these, the action of the United Nations is irreplaceable.
is certainly the case of the Middle East conflict, where sensitive political
issues need to be solved with credibility and transparency.
this spirit, Brazil supports the efforts made by the Quartet to promote the
implementation of the “roadmap”.
United Nations reform, now under discussion, cannot be dissociated from the
restructuring of this Security Council.
responsibilities – many of them not anticipated by the UN Charter – have
risen as a result of a wider agenda.
Council must stop running such a deficit of transparency and representativity.
values of good governance and the democratic principles we so cherish at home
should lead us to embrace multilateralism and collective decision-making in
have before us a historic opportunity to expand the Council in an equitable
the majority of UN member countries this means expanding the number of seats,
with developing countries from all regions as both permanent and non-permanent
am convinced that there will be no peace or security in the world as long as a
billion people are oppressed by hunger.
insist that this evil can be considered the most devastating of all weapons of
and poverty affect people’s capacity to work, their health, their dignity and
break down families, tear apart societies and weaken economies.
and poverty fuel a vicious cycle of frustration and humiliation that sets the
stage for violence, crises and conflicts of all sorts.
would like to reiterate that as far as Brazil is concerned this Council must
continue to be the principal international body for the promotion of
international peace and security – as defined by the United Nations Charter.
will not shirk its responsibilities in the promotion of the reforms needed to
strengthen this institution.
reformed Council will be better equipped to take the lead in facing the complex
decisions imposed by this historic moment.
you very much.