Special, Political, and Decolonization Commmittee


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Brittany Marolly & Adele Beinaraviciute

Dawson College


Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Topic A: State Building

As an apparently growing body of “failing”, “fragile” and “weak” states continues to attract interest from the international community for their threat to global peace and stability, the concept of state building comes into question. Described by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), state building reflects the “assistance provided in the building of effective, resilient and legitimate states which focus on developing societal relations” (1).The process must be carried out within a thorough and reactive framework, for as history has shown, a lack of involvement and resources can lead to a severe decline in stability and the extension of conflict in the area. The challenge therein revolves around the measure of aid the international community should offer to such states, as well as when and how it should be implicated. In 2015, Bangladesh was ranked 32nd out 178 states in the Fragile State Index (2). This shows that there has been a significant improvement in the country, compared to others, given its listing among the top 20 states on “hi...