Ten actions by the Bolsonaro government that have damaged brazil’s reputation at the UN

The president’s track record at the United Nations, on the eve of his debut at the General Assembly

Foto: Cesar Itiberê/PR Foto: Cesar Itiberê/PR

Almost ten months into President Jair Bolsonaro’s mandate, Brazilian foreign policy has suffered a radical turnaround in its approach to the international community. Under the flag of ‘anti-globalisation’ the Brazilian foreign office has changed the country’s historical stance and is waging war on environmental and human rights agendas.

On Tuesday 24 September, President Jair Bolsonaro is to make his debut at the opening ceremony of the General Assembly of the UN in New York.

Conectas has selected ten points to illustrate situations in which the Brazilian state has adopted an attitude that goes against international commitments, disrespecting members of the UN and contributing to damaging the country’s reputation abroad:

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