Maintenance of International Peace and Security – the Interdependence between Security and Development

On 11 February 2011, the Security Council held a day-long Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security – the Interdependence between Security and Development. The debate featured statements from the Secretary-General, the permanent and nonpermanent members of the Council, 60 other delegations, the AU and EU, the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), as well as the World Bank. Sarah Cliffe, Special Representative of the World Bank, briefed the Council on the findings of the 2011 World Development Report. The Security Council adopted Presidential Statement S/2011/4, which Brazil delivered as President of the Council. The Presidential Statement (PRST) cited the need for women to be "active participants in all stages of peacebuilding, peace agreements and development programmes.”

29 statements referenced women/gender*.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, India, Slovenia, Gabon, South Africa, China, Nigeria, United States, Russian Federation, Lebanon, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Pakistan, Honduras,Australia, Belgium (on behalf of the Chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission's country-specific configurations), Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Uganda, Luxembourg, Guatemala, Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Kazakhstan, Peru, Fiji (on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States), Switzerland (see written statement), Morocco,Chile, Botswana, Solomon Islands, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Armenia, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Senegal, Kenya, Philippines, Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Burkina Faso, Venezuela, Malaysia, Uruguay, Iran, Georgia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan. Other speakers were the acting Head of the European Union Delegation, the Chargé d'Affaires at the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union, the Chairperson of the Peacebuilding Commission, and the Director of the World Bank's 2011 World Development Report.
* (bolded names indicate references to women/gender).