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Eight-Point Agreement Between the Union Peace-Making Committee and the Karenni National Progressive Party

June 20, 2013

Published in the New Light of Myanmar on 21 June 2013

(1) To push ahead with nationwide ceasefire accord and continue efforts for all-inclusive political dialogue;

(2) The delegates of the two parties have discussed military affairs and have reached more constructive and progressive results, and the two sides agreed to continue talks about military matters in next rounds of negotiations;

(3) The two parties agreed to shape a joint-monitoring committee as follows:

(a) Two committee members nominated by Kayah State government, two by KNPP and six righteous community elders, adding together ten-member team.
(b) Personnel of the two sides bring together adopting the terms of reference (TOR) to be capable of working together with civil society organizations (CSOs), individuals and local NGOs.
(c) The two parties must not harm, threat or take unlawful measures against monitoring individuals and organizations.

(4) The local people and social organizations will be allowed to observe the new major projects which have been planned to implement in Kayah State including New Village Project; the completion process must be transparent with responsibility and accountability, furthermore the government and persons related to the project must guarantee safety precaution of the local inhabitants.

(5) The two parties call for coordinated actions to clear landmines covered areas with the aim of relocating internally displaced persons (IDPs).

(6) The two parties agree to coordinate a pilot project in Daw-ta-khe in Sha-daw Township for resettlement of IDPs.

(7) The two parties agree to form technical teams to undertake policy agreements.

(8) The government and KNPP also agree to cooperate for regional development.

Download the agreement in Burmese here.

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