Brazil’s OECD membership not on the table for Paris meeting

Brazilian diplomats have been obsessed with joining the OECD for years, but while there is a proposal on the table for six nations to join — including Brazil — the country is lacking support from key members

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OECD logo displayed in Berlin. Photo: 360d/Shutterstock

Since the center-right took power after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, joining the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been an obsession for Brazilian diplomats. Membership to the so-called “rich countries’ club” essentially serves as a stamp of approval that the nation in question is in line with the world’s best governance practices.

In recent days, Brazilian government officials spread the news about a promising development in the OECD’s enlargement agenda that could benefit Brazil’s accession process. The country has already adopted over 100 of the OECD’s 246 legal instruments as part of its foreign...

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