What is BRICS?
| note – note: the name of the organization stands for the first letter of each of the five members’ names|
established – BRIC established 16 June 2009; BRICS established 24 December 2011
aim – to seek common ground in political and economic venues; to achieve peace, security, development, and cooperation; to contribute significantly to the development of humanity and to establish a more equitable world
members – (5) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html