BRICS Officials Discuss Demography Issues in Brasília

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are meeting in Brasília this week to discuss issues related to their countries’ population and create a joint agenda to face problems such as maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, rural to urban migration and urbanization, aging population and gender equality. Together these five countries account for a population of approximately 2.9 billion people.

“The objective is to trace the main priorities,” said Brazil’s former Minister for Strategic Affairs, Marcelo Neri, during the opening ceremony of . . .

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