According to the report, the new Brazilian Foreign Policy under Dilma Roussef is being guided by the paradigm of “Benign Multipolarity” or “cooperative and inclusive multipolarity,” which is supposed to be distinguished from the competitive multipolarity that preceded the First and Second World Wars.
Besides continuing the pursuit of the South-South relations, the new Brazilian Foreign Policy is also going to emphasize the development of ties with the great powers and the defense of human rights. Moreover, the Roussef Government also wants to depersonalize the Brazilian foreign policy, which had been until then grounded on the person of the former President Lula. Brazil will instead to emphasize a less personal pursue of its foreign policy goals through institutional means and the international law. Finally, Brazil has voted in favor of sending a special UN envoy to assess the human rights violations in Iran. This is the first time in 10 that Brazil has voted against the Iranian interests in this matter.