Celso Amorim has had a long and distinguished career in international service. He was Brazil’s Foreign Minister under Presidents Franco and Lula and Minister of Defense under President Rousseff. He is currently the Chair of Unitaid, a global health initiative working to eradicate tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Amorim has received several national and foreign awards, including the Star of Jerusalem by the Palestinian National Authority. Foreign Policy magazine referred to him in 2009 as the “world’s best foreign minister,” and in 2010 placed him sixth in its list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” His memoir, Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy, was published in 2017.
Can The Third World Lead the World?
In a multipolar world, developing nations like Brazil are playing a larger role in international diplomacy. Former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim offers insights from the front line.