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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Armed Organizations’ (24 found)

A Brief NCA History, the NCA’s Flaws and Failings

The efforts of the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) to negotiate a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with the Burmese/Myanmar government began in November 2013 at the Ethic Armed Organizations Conference in Laiza, Kachin State, where the 16 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) established their Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) […]

January 14, 2016  •  By Karen National Union (KNU) Vice-President Naw Zipporah Sein  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson: Singing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Burma

The United States commends all sides for their ongoing efforts to bring an end to the longest running civil conflict in the world. The signing of the text of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement ( NCA) by the government and eight ethnic armed groups is a critical first step in a long process of building a sustainable and just peace in Burma. We recognize that some groups were not able to sign today, and we understand and respect their concerns. We welcome their commitment to continue discussions within their communities and with the government about the necessary conditions for signing at a future date, and we urge the government to engage constructively in a dialogue with these groups to pursue a more inclusive peace […]

October 15, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Ethnic Armed Organizations

This Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Ethnic Armed Organizations, recognizes, reinforces, and reaffirms all previous agreements between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Ethnic Armed Organizations. This agreement also aims to secure an enduring peace based on the principles of dignity and justice, through an inclusive political dialogue process involving all relevant stakeholders […]

October 15, 2015  •  By Ethnic Armed Organizations and Union Peace Working Committee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Kachin Democratic Party Related with Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

က်ြ ႏ္ုပ္တုိ႔ ကခ်င္ဒီမုိကရက္တစ္ပါတီသည္ တႏိုင္ငံလုံးဆုိင္ရာ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး သေဘာတူ စာခ်ဳပ္ (Nation-wide Ceasefire Agreement, NCA) အေပၚ ေအာက္ပါအတုိင္း သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ကုိ ထုတ္ျပန္လုိက္သည္ […]

October 15, 2015  •  By Kachin Democratic Party  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Myanmar

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing today in Nay Pyi Taw of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Myanmar Defence forces and several Ethnic Armed Organizations. This marks an important step in advancing national reconciliation and consolidating the reform process in the country […]

October 15, 2015  •  By United Nations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Exploitation of Conflict in Burma’s 2015 General Elections

Burma-Election-The Union Election Commission (UEC) has declared 102 villages in Karen State to be too dangerous for polling to take place, which will prevent nearly 10,000 citizens in Burma from voting during the 8 November, 2015 General Elections. The announcement comes amid a number of similar voting cancellations and interference during the last few months […]

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

Karen Civil Society Has Lost Trust in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Negotiations as a Gateway to Political Dialogue

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals from across Burma and the globe, have steadfastly engaged in the movement for the recognition of our ethnic rights to self-­‐determination, equality, democracy and human rights. We once had high hopes that the peace process and final NCA product co-­‐created by Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO’s) and the government, even if not perfect, would be a window of opportunity to ink a durable nationwide ceasefire and move forward to the stages of political dialogue. However, in reality, the processes and the actors have failed miserably to […]

October 4, 2015  •  By 41 Karen Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s Peace Process: A Nationwide Ceasefire Remains Elusive

After more than six decades of internal armed conflict, the next four weeks could be decisive for Myanmar’s peace process. The process, which was launched in August 2011, enjoyed significant initial success, as bilateral ceasefires were agreed with more than a dozen ethnic armed groups […]

September 16, 2015  •  By International Crisis Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Clashes, More Talks, No Protection

clashes-Shan-KachinAs talks over the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) continue, with another meeting planned for later this month, the Burma Army continues to attack various ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Kachin, Palaung, Shan and Karen areas, casting doubt on the dominant narrative of optimism that surrounds the NCA. Meanwhile, as has always been the case, it is civilians and local communities who are bearing the brunt of the war, with their protection glaringly absent in the ceasefire discourse […]

August 31, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤