* The G4 nations comprising Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are four countries which support each other's bids for permanent seatson the United Nations Security Council.
* Unlike the G7, where the common denominator is the economy and long-term political motives, the G4's primary aim is the permanent member seats on the Security Council.
* Each of these four countries have figured among the elected non-permanent members of the council since the UN's establishment.
* Their economic and political influence has grown significantly in the last decades, reaching a scope comparable to the permanent members (P5).
# The Security Council has five permanent members—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—collectively known as the P5.
* Any one of them can veto a resolution.
* The council's ten elected members, which serve two-year, non consecutive terms, are not afforded veto power.