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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic’ (4 found)

US. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell: Outcome of Fall Elections will Signal State of Political Reform in Burma

‘In light of the recent defeat of constitutional reform, I believe that steps, such as including Burma in the Generalized System of Preferences program, should be put on hold until after this fall’s election. Only after the ballots have been cast and counted in Burma can an appropriate evaluation be made about the pace of reform in the country and whether additional normalization of relations is warranted […]’

July 9, 2015  •  By US. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Reform and Ethnic Peace in Burma/Myanmar: The Need for Clarity and Achievement

For many citizens a countdown begins to a crucial general election later this year, with warnings of a halt in reform momentum and a more troubling reality behind many of the socio-political changes in the country […]

April 9, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Unlikely in April

On 31 March, the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and the Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) finalized the draft of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), which comprises seven chapters and thirty-three sections. China, the UN, and other armed resistance organizations such as the Restoration Council of Shan State, All Burma Students Democratic Front, and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang observed the latest round of the talks in Rangoon.

April 4, 2015  •  By Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Long Road to Recovery: Ethnic and Community-based Health Organizations Leading the Way to Better Health in Eastern Burma

Long Road to RecoveryA new report, based on the first large-scale health survey in eastern Burma since recent ceasefires, shows some improved health indicators, linked to programming of local ethnic health providers, but highlights that sustained improvements to the overall health of conflict-affected communities remain dependent on the peace and reform process, and may take decades […]

February 19, 2015  •  By Health Information System Working Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤