United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2023
Media Note: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Visit Brazil
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Brasilia and Salvador, Brazil, May 2-4. While in Brazil, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with senior Brazilian officials, civil society, and NGOs. She will focus on tackling shared challenges and priorities, including promoting democracy and multilateral cooperation, combating climate change, safeguarding food security, continuing cooperation on regional migration, and ensuring equity for marginalized racial, ethnic, and Indigenous communities.
In Brasilia, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with Brazilian government officials to discuss our partnership in the region and at the United Nations, including on climate and food security. She will meet UN and NGO representatives supporting the more than 250,000 Venezuelan migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers hosted by Brazil. Ambassador Thomas Greenfield will also engage with international relations students and researchers at the University of Brasilia where she will speak to the strength of the U.S.-Brazil relationship rooted in our shared values and the strong ties between our people.
In Salvador, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will underscore the United States’ commitment to reinvigorating the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER). Accompanied by U.S. Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Desirée Cormier Smith, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s engagements with Afro-Brazilian civil society and youth will highlight joint programs that benefit marginalized racial, ethnic, and Indigenous communities, including people of African descent, in both the United States and Brazil. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will be the first cabinet-level official to visit Salvador since JAPER was first signed by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2008.
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