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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Nationalities’ (218 found)

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 ➤

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 ➤

No Women, No Peace: Gender Equality, Conflict and Peace in Myanmar

This briefing explores the gender dimensions and gender impact of conflict in Myanmar. Such information is relatively scarce, and there has long been a need for a deeper understanding of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and other identities in peace-building and democratisation […]

January 13, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Fifty Third Anniversary of Ta’ang National Resistance Day

On January 12, 2016, the armed resistance against successive military dictatorships for liberation of the entire Ta’ang nationality has attained its 53rd anniversary […]

January 12, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter of Concern from Civil Society Organizations in in Myanmar Affected by Blue Moon Support

This letter is to complain about the support that the Blue Moon Fund is providing to a bilateral dialogue on timber trade and industry investment between the governments of China and Myanmar, which has not included the voices of those who would be most affected, contributing to conflict in these areas, and would ultimately benefit the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE), an organization on the US US’s Specially Designated Nationals List (SDL) […]

January 11, 2016  •  By 141 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum Report Published Today

Today the Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum released the report of its third meeting. The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education. According to the report, “The large majority of opium farmers are not rich and grow it for their survival. Therefore, they should not be treated as criminals […]”

December 14, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Rohingya Calendar

(Yangon, December 11, 2015)— The Myanmar government should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against six men for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today. The government should uphold the right to freedom of expression and ensure protection for the six defendants, including Aung Khin who is in hiding […]

December 11, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commentary: The 2015 General Election: A New Beginning?

The resounding victory of the National League for Democracy in the November general election has raised hopes in Myanmar and around the world that, finally, the country could be on the road towards peace and democracy. Sadly, there have been too many failures in the past for simple optimism now […]

December 4, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤