RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chinese government has created obstacles for a body of Brazilian evangelical jurists to enjoy official status at the United Nations. In a meeting on Monday in New York, Beijing asked the Brazilian association to demonstrate it has sufficient global reach to justify obtaining a privileged space at the UN.
The National Association of Evangelical Jurists (ANAJURE) had requested consultative status at the United Nations and was hoping that a meeting with the organization this week would authorize its accession.
Upon receiving the stamp of ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) of the United Nations, the bodies . . .