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Posts Tagged ‘Dialogue’ (16 found)

Nationwide Ceasefire Accord: Not the End Game

Laiza Agreement 2 Nov 2013 by JPaing/The IrrawaddyAt a historic summit in Laiza, Kachin State, 17 ethnic non-state armed groups agreed to sign the government proposed nationwide ceasefire accord on condition that political dialogue will follow. Of the armed groups who attended this conference, the Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS) were the only group not to sign, stating that they wanted to consult with Shan political parties and civil society before agreeing.

A 13-member committee has been formed that will lead negotiations with government minister Aung Min’s peace team in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, starting on 4 November. The conditions to be negotiated with Aung Min include a guarantee that comprehensive political dialogue will be held early next year that will address the role of the Burma Army and greater autonomy for Burma’s ethnic nationalities, something for which they have been fighting for decades.

The 3-day summit was held in Laiza, a town in Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) held territory. Ethnic leaders were greeted by hundreds of supporters on the streets of the town, cheering and singing songs as various leaders arrived. It is of no surprise that ethnic armed groups garner this kind of support. As the summit was being held, Burma Army forces attacked villages in southern Kachin State, displacing around 2,000 people and causing one woman, who was already in bad health, to die while she was sheltering in a church. Burma Army soldiers reportedly opened fire as they entered the five villages under attack […]

November 4, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Ethnic Nationalities Conference

1. Under the aegis of the UNFC, an Ethnic Nationality Conference was held from July 29 to 31 at a certain place in the liberated area.

2. A total of 122 delegates, representing the UNFC member organizations, 18 resistance organizations, the United Nationality Alliance, 4 political parties of the ethnic nationalities, youth organizations, women organizations, community-based organizations, the overseas ethnic nationality organizations, academics and active individuals […]

August 2, 2013  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen in Europe Call for Increased Refugee Aid and Political Solution in Burma

The third general meeting of European Karen Network (EKN) was successfully held in Sweden from 13 – 14 July 2012. More than 100 people from various Karen communities across Europe, including women and youths participated in the meeting.

Various issues were discussed […]

July 20, 2012  •  By European Karen Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls on Burma Army to Stop Attacks on Kachin and Begin a Peace Process After One Year of War

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urges Burma’s President Thein Sein and the country’s army to stop military offensives in Kachin State, and initiate a political dialogue and peace process with the ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organisation […]

June 8, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Ethnic Nationalities: Nationwide Ceasefire and Genuine Dialogue Necessary for National Reconciliation

On 25 July, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the military regime’s representative, Aung Kyi at a state-run guesthouse. This was the tenth meeting between Daw Suu and the regime’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister, appointed as liaison to the democracy leader. After the 70-minute meeting, Aung Kyi read a statement that failed to give any details about what was discussed, but declared that both sides were happy about the meeting. However, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s serious demeanor and body language suggested otherwise.

Khin Ohmar, Coordinator of Burma Partnership and Chairperson of the Network for Democracy and Development, told the Irrawaddy, “I don’t think the government is honest about this meeting. It is just window dressing. They want the international community to know that they have started a dialogue toward national reconciliation. They are using Aung San Suu Kyi.” This meeting was nothing more than an attempt by the regime to convince ASEAN that they are deserving of the bloc’s chairmanship in 2014. When ASEAN makes its decision, likely to be at the Summit in Bali in November, the bloc must not consider this meeting as a sign of serious dialogue and must certainly not reward the regime for such empty actions […]

August 1, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကရင္နီ အမ်ဳိးသား တိုးတက္ေရးပါတီ ဗဟို ဌာနခ်ဳပ္ သေဘာထား ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကျငာခ်က္ အမွတ္- ၀၃/ ၂၀၁၁

ဗမာျပည္တြင္း စစ္မွန္ေသာ တိုင္းရင္းသား ေသြးစည္းညီညြတ္မွဳႏွင့္ စစ္မွန္ေသာ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေျပလည္မွဳတို႕ အတြက္ အမ်ဳိးသားရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးကို ႏိုင္ငံေရးနည္းလမ္းမွ တဆင့္ ေဆြးေႏြးၫိွႏွဳိင္း အေျဖရွာျခင္းႏွင့္ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာ လက္နက္ကိုင္ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားအတြက္ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲသြားေရးတုိ႕အတြက္ ကိုယ္တိုင္ပါ၀င္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇူလွဳိင္လ ၂၈ ရက္ေန႕စြဲျဖင့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္မွ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးကာ သက္ဆိုင္ရာ အစိုးရ၊ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားသို႕ အိတ္ဖြင့္ေပးစာေပးပို႕သည့္အေပၚ မိမိတို႕ ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသားတိုးတက္ေရးပါတီမွ အေလးအနက္ ၾကိဳဆိုေထာက္ခံေၾကာင္း အသိေပးထုတ္ျပန္အပ္ပါသည္။ […]

July 31, 2011  •  By Karenni National Progressive Party  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Support Now! Enough of “Wait and See”

For more than six decades, successive juntas have waged military and political war in many manners within Burma. In their latest military attacks, fighter jets from Russia and helicopters from India bought with funds received from offshore oil and gas ventures are being used against ethnic nationalities […]

July 31, 2011  •  By National Council of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤