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Peace and National Reconciliation (65 found)

Statement by the Restoration Council of Shan State

In recent trip, invited by the Union Peacemaking Working Group (UPWG), RCSS chairman, Lt. Gen. Yawd Serk led a delegation of RCSS Peace Making Committee to meet and discuss with president U Thein Sein. At this golden opportunity, the delegation also met with political parties, foreign diplomats, civil societies and Shan State people of the north, the south and the east. The trip started on 09 June 2013 and ended at RCSS headquarters, Loi Tai Leng on 23 June 2013. This statement is released as an outcome of the trip […]

June 27, 2013  •  By Restoration Council of Shan State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Non-Compliant in Implementing Burma-UN Joint Action Plan on the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

On June 27, 2012, after nearly five years of negotiation, the Burmese government signed a joint action plan with the UN to end the recruitment and use of children as soldiers in the Tatmadaw Kyi (the Burmese army) and Border Guard Forces (BGFs). The Burmese government has failed to meet a range of commitments under the action plan and its actions amount to non-compliance. The Burmese military has released only 66 children since the action plan was signed, a pitifully low figure given that the number of children within the ranks of the Tatmadaw Kyi is estimated to be around 5,000, not including all those who were recruited as children but have since turned 18 […]

June 27, 2013  •  By 33 civil society organizations  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arm Conflict in Kutkai Township Creates More Internal Displacement

IMG_0256 web by PWOOn 18th June 2013, in Kutkai Township, Northern Shan state, there was a conflict between the TNLA Battalion (112) and the Burmese military Infantry Battalion (IB) 145 which resulted in over one hundred villagers fleeing their homes […]

June 20, 2013  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin National Organization’s Press Release

The Kachin National Organization (KNO) welcomes the talks that took place between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Government of Burma on May 28th-30th 2013 in Myitkyina, Kachin State. The KNO believes that the best and only way to solve Burma’s longstanding problems of conflict is through political dialogue, not military means […]

June 14, 2013  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Ethnic People, Civil Society Organizations and Networks Calling for a Genuine and Just Peace

Kachin Flyer June 2013On 9 June 2013, it will have been two full years since armed conflict between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Myanmar government resumed on 9 June 2011. During the last two years, more than 10 peace talks have taken place and we, the undersigned social networks and civil society organizations acknowledge and welcome the 7-point agreement signed in Myitkyina on 30 May as a step of improvement in terms of transparency […]

June 7, 2013  •  By 28 civil society organizations and networks  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Federalism is Key to Genuine Peace

60 Kachin community organisations and Burma campaign groups worldwide in 21 countries will take part in a Global Day of Action today to mark the 2nd anniversary of military attacks by the Burmese government against the Kachin Independence Army and Kachin civilians breaking a 17- year ceasefire […]

June 7, 2013  •  By 60 organizations and networks  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society in Yangon to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Armed Conflict in Kachin State

On 9 June, 18 civil society organizations will commemorate the 2nd anniversary of renewed fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Kachin State […]

June 6, 2013  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Union Government – Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Peace Talks

We welcome the constructive talks which took place between the Union Government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) May 28-30 in Myitkyina, Kachin State. We are encouraged by the seven-point joint agreement that resulted from the talks and look forward to continued progress in building trust and delivering lasting peace, as envisioned in the agreement […]

May 31, 2013  •  By US Embassy Rangoon  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KRC Position on Repatriation

Due to the ongoing civil war, ethnic armed struggle, political conflicts and military coup that took power from the civilian government and refused to give democratic rights to the citizens and carried out oppressive policies, the influx of Burma refugee to Thailand started taking place […]

March 25, 2013  •  By Karen Refugee Committee  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Harvard Plan to Restart Irrawaddy Dams Will not Buy Peace

A recent proposal by a Harvard University think-tank to restart the Irrawaddy-Myitsone dam project in order to “power the peace process” in Kachin state fails to address the political root causes of the conflict […]

February 18, 2013  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤