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Posts Tagged ‘Armed Conflict’ (233 found)

Open Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

In response to your recent public comments in the United States regarding the conflict and human rights violations in Kachin State, Kachin communities world-wide would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit internally displaced people (IDP) forced to live in makeshift camps in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State […]

September 26, 2012  •  By Kachin Communities Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at High-level UN Meeting on the Rule of Law

We are writing this letter to highlight the continued state sanctioned violence and civil war in our home, Kachinland. Despite the international euphoria surrounding purported reform in Burma, grave human rights violations are increasing to an alarming level while the international community selectively focuses their attention on investment. We, the KNO, therefore urge you and your office to address the following issues in your upcoming high-level UN meeting on the Rule of Law […]

September 23, 2012  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Just Saying Peace is Not Enough, It Needs All of Us to Take Action

Karen Women Organization celebrates the 2012 International Day of Peace with great hope. The UN declared that this International Day of Peace’s theme would be “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”. We celebrate the recent negotiations for ceasefires and peace in Burma. We hope this beginning will bring sustainable peace someday soon […]

September 21, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KNU Statement on International Day of Peace

In recent years the KNU has observed a unilateral one day ceasefire in honour of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

On this day the KNU restates our commitment to work for a peaceful democratic Burma where human rights for all are respected […]

September 21, 2012  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Six-Point Political Program of the Ethnic Nationalities Regarding the Peace Process

The following six points were agreed to at the Ethnic Nationalities Conference that was held from 14 to 16 September in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The conference was attended by 130 ethnic political leaders, representatives from civil society and armed ethnic groups. This “political roadmap” is their alternative to President Thein Sein’s eight-point peace plan […]

September 16, 2012  •  By Ethnic Nationalities Conference  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China: Refugees Forcibly Returned to Burma

Thousands of Kachin at Risk From Conflict, Abuses, Aid Shortages 

China should stop its forced returns of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to northern Burma, where they are at risk from armed hostilities, Burmese army abuses, and lack of aid […]

August 24, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Continued Conflict Overshadows Karen Martyrs Day

While Karen people around the world celebrated the 62nd Karen Martyrs Day last week to honour those who have died for the Karen cause, the fragility of the ceasefires with various groups remains tenuous as the Burma government continues to neglect the root causes of the conflicts. Denial and refusal to face up to human rights abuses while neglecting substantial political dialogue with the ethnic armed groups is not a sustainable solution to decades of conflict. Even during peace talks between the Government and the Karen National Union (KNU) in Myawaddy, eastern Karen State on August 7th, clashes between the government’s Border Guard Force and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNU’s armed wing) were occurring in other parts of the Karen region […]

August 20, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Two Armed Non-State Actors Become the First Signatories of Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict

The Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) and the New Mon State Party/Mon National Liberation Army (NMSP/MNLA) from Burma/Myanmar are the first to sign this instrument. The signings took place on 2 August 2012 in Geneva […]

August 6, 2012  •  By Geneva Call  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on Peace Signature Campaign

A public peace process is needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, Refugees and every citizens in Burma…

Today, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) marks World Refugee Day; calling for public participation to ensure a genuine and sustainable peace process in Burma and to release the press statement on WLB organized Peace Signature Campaign that was launched on February 2012 […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤