This study explores the BRICS platform, composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It discusses its vision and principles, as well as its objectives. I also present a selection of particularly significant and emblematic programs of activities. A core question is how its members will realize their main objective, to contribute to the quality of global development. And how do they relate their objective to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations? Aspects of the current framework of the social quality approach (SQA) will be applied in order to deepen this exploration. In the context of this study, it is relevant to cite the decisions by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to assist the elaboration and dissemination of the SQA.
Marco Ricceri is Secretary General of the Italian Institute for Political, Economic, and Social Studies (Eurispes) and Professor of Political and Labor Sciences. He has written numerous books and essays on social policy. He is the coordinator of the BRICS Laboratory, an initiative of Eurispes. Email: email@example.com