After WTO, Brazil eyes top job in regional human rights body

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-5-8 11:01:00

As Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo gets ready to take the helm of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Brazilian government said Tuesday it would secure a top slot in a leading regional body on human rights.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ under the Organization of American States (OAS), will elect three commissioners next month during the OAS General Assembly in Guatemala.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry held a meeting earlier on Tuesday to present Brazil's former Human Rights Minister Paulo Vannuchi as a candidate.

Another five candidates are vying for the position. They are from the United States, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Colombia.

Vannuchi is currently the director of the Lula Institute, founded by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The institution aims mainly to boosting Brazil's cooperation with African and Latin American countries.
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