Open Debate on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Institution Building

On 21 January 2011, the Security Council held an Open Debate on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Institution Building. The debate featured 45 statements including from the Secretary-General, the permanent and nonpermanent members of the Council, the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), and twenty-eight other delegations (including the European Union, African Union and G7+ coalition of fragile states). The Security Council adopted Presidential Statement S/2011/2, which Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered as President this month of the Council. The Statement did not include any reference to women and/or gender. The general themes of the debate were largely limited to traditional themes of national ownership and coordination between international and national actors. Of the 45 statements made in the Council, 24 referenced women and/or gender.

Statements were delivered by SG Ban Ki-Moon, the PBC, Timor-Leste, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Africa, China, Russia, Columbia, Brazil, Lebanon, Nigeria, India, Gabon, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Egypt, Turkey, Costa Rica, Croatia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Morocco, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Australia, Armenia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Slovenia, Serbia, Benin, Pakistan, Tanzania, Botswana, Argentina, the European Union, and the African Union.
(Note: Bolded names represent those who included gender/women in their statements)