Topic 1: Promoting gender balance in post-conflict peacebuilding in the Central African Republic In 2008, the UN placed the Central African Republic on the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission in order to provide support, knowledge and funding for the country's return to development. This initiative marks a turning point after the unrest and turmoil of 2006, culminating point of a handful of previous conflicts. The Security council, monitoring closely the situation in the region both during the conflicts and afterward to supervise the peacebuilding process (mainly through the establishment the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA) later transformed to the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)), has published numerous documents concerning the situation. Thorough directives for peacebuilding in the region, issued by the Peacebuilding Commission, are for the biggest part based upon comments made by the Security Council. In accordance with the theme of GIMUN 2011, the Security Council will examine ways of implementing gender balance throughout the development process ongoing in the Central African Republic. This topic should be approached by examining the nature of the conflict in question and the above-mentioned directives concerning peacebuilding in the region. Additionally, it will be important to situate the implementation of gender balance within the mandate of the bodies actively working on the peacebuilding process, as well as to define the important issues and practices that relate to gender balance in development. This endeavour has a great potential of producing a landmark document not only on the important role of peacebuilding as a pillar of the United Nation's action, but also on the fundamental need of providing help that is other than economical for States in need, help for the foundation of a functioning social system based on the values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Charter.
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