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Posts Tagged ‘United Nationalities Federal Council’ (44 found)

Divide Rule Produces Dividends for the Burma Army

The Irrawaddy/ J Phain The decades-long tactic of divide-and-rule used by successive regimes in Burma when dealing with ethnic groups produced dividends in February 2016, as ongoing armed clashes between troops from the ethnic Ta’ang, Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and ethnic Shan, Shan State Army – South (SSA-S), in northern Shan State has displaced up to 5,000 civilians in just one week while thousands more have been trapped in Kyaukme Township, waiting to move to a safe location […]

February 24, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of UNFC Council (Extended) Meeting

1. The UNFC (extended) council meeting was held successfully from February 18 to 21, 2016. The meeting reviewed various aspects of the current political and military situations, matters relating to the federal constitution, necessary ideological principles and departmental agendas […]

February 21, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC on NCA and Internal Peace

Burma/Myanmar, after receiving independence on January 4, 1948 from the British colonialists in accordance with the Panlong Agreement, was accompanied by the civil war. Since the rulers of successive eras have tried to end the civil war, in disregard of the Panlong Agreement, they have not met with any success, up to this day, and people of all the nationalities have to continue to suffer the malicious caprices and dreadful consequences of war […]

January 20, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္န၀ါရီလ ၁၂ ရက္မွ ၁၆ ရက္ေန႔အထိၿပဳလုပ္ က်င္းပသည့္ ၿပည္ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ညီလာခံ အေပၚ IKO ၏သေဘာထားထုတ္ၿပန္ခ်က္

၁. ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္န၀ါရီလ (ရ) ရက္ေန့၊ UNFC ဗဟုိအလုပ္အမွဳေဆာင္ေကာ္မတီအေရးေပၚတုိးခ့်ဲအစည္းအေ၀းမွ ၿပည္ ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးညီလာခံသုိ႔တက္ေရာက္မည္မဟုတ္ေၾကာင္းဆုံးၿဖတ္ခ်က္အေပၚ IKO မွအၿပည္႔အ၀ ေထာက္ ခံ သည္ […]

January 12, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Annual Federal Council Meeting Statement

The UNFC annual federal council meeting was successfully held from December 7 to 10, 2015. The departments submitted their annual activity reports, which were reviewed and adopted. Moreover, the election of new officials for the vacant positions was carried out by secret vote, and decisions relating to future work programs were taken […]

December 12, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on 2015 General Election Result

1. We would like to mention that we have to put on record and express our special thanks to the government led by President U Thein Sein for holding a free and reasonably transparent general election on November 8, 2015, and the people of all the nationalities, who have eagerly cast their ballots. We, the UNFC, recognize, take pride and are delighted for the National League for Democracy (NLD), which has achieved substantive victory and all the ethnic political parties and the representatives […]

November 12, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and In-Country Peace Building

၁။ ျမန္မာျပည္၏ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း(၇၀)နီးပါး ျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာျပည္တြင္းစစ္သည္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးအေျခခံ (သုိ႔တည္းမဟုတ္) ဖြဲ႔စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒ ျပႆနာအေၾကာင္းရင္းခံေၾကာင့္ ျဖစ္သည္။ ထုိအေျခခံျပႆနာကုိ ႏုိင္ငံေရးနည္းျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ ေျဖရွင္းရန္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးေပါင္းစုံမွ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္ႀကဳိးပမ္းခဲ့ၾကသည္။ သုိ႔ရာတြင္ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္အုပ္စုိးသူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ သေဘာထား ေစတနာမမွန္ကန္၍ ယေန႔ထိတုိင္ ကမၻာ့အရွည္ၾကာဆုံး ေသာျပည္တြင္းစစ္မ်ား ဆက္လက္ျဖစ္ေပၚေနရသည္ […]

October 3, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SD ႏွင့္ UPWC တုိ႔၏ တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆုိင္ရာ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္(မူၾကမ္း) (၈)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအေပၚ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇူလုိင္လ (၂၂) ရက္ေန႔မွ (၂၄) ရက္ေန႔အထိ ရန္ကုန္ၿမဳိ႕ရွိ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျပန္လည္ ထူေထာင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းဗဟုိဌာနတြင္ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္း မ်ား၏ တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆုိင္ရာ အဆင့္ျမင့္ညွိႏႈိင္းေရးကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔ (SD) ႏွင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းေကာ္မတီ (UPWC) တုိ႔၏ NCA စာခ်ဳပ္မူၾကမ္း (၈)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ညွိႏႈိင္း ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအေပၚ အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္သည့္ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတစ္ခုအျဖစ္ မွတ္ယူပါသည္ […]

July 27, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Position Statement on Signing of Approval on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Draft Reached between NCCT and UPWC

1. The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) recognizes the work and effort made by the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) for more than a year.

April 7, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s NCA Takes Another Chaotic Turn

1.april. JPaing.The IrrawaddyOn 31 March, 2015, a signing ceremony took place in Rangoon involving members of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and the Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC), and observed by President Thein Sein. Contrary to initial fervour around this event, this was not the actual signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA). Rather, it was to agree in principle to a draft text that may be signed in the future. Many more difficult negotiations and hard compromises are still to happen. The next step, and this is not an insignificant rubber stamp of approval, is for the ethnic representatives to take this draft back to their respective organizations and alliances such as the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), for discussions and decisions to be made as to whether this draft text of the NCA will be signed. This may well be made at a conference of ethnic armed groups (EAGs) towards the end of April.

The instant headlines around this event were misleading, and international actors were indeed, misled. The UN Special Advisor for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, called the event “a historic and significant achievement” while the European Union said the agreement “bears testimony to the political courage and commitment of all sides to resolve grievances through dialogue rather than armed conflict.” Domestically, however, this praise was not reciprocated, as many Burmese political commentators and civil society criticized the signing on social media. This is hardly surprising because as of yet, key issues have been delayed and pushed back for later talks. These issues include a code of conduct, a monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire, interim arrangements before political dialogue begins, disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR), and security sector reform (SSR).

April 6, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤