183 STORIES TAGGED ‘CEASEFIRE’

Karen Groups Call NCA Signing A Nonsense As It Fails to Include All Ethnic Armed Groups

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

More than forty Karen organizations issued a statement critical of the Karen National Union after it had decided to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government that excluded the majority of ethnic armed groups. Seven ethnic armed organizations, including the Ka... Read more ►

Ongoing Conflict Blocks A Nationwide Ceasefire, says UNFC

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the United Nationalities Federal Council has warned that ongoing conflict in Burma’s Kachin and Shan States is blocking negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire agreement. The UNFC noted that it had held at least 27 meetings with the Burma Government... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Demand KNU Take Their Concerns Seriously

September 4, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community groups claim the Karen National Union is ignoring their concerns about the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government. The claims came at a meeting 15 community-based Karen groups had with the KNU leaders to discuss the nationwide ceasefire agreement.... Read more ►

“Without Real Political Road Map, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Leads Nowhere…”

September 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

David Tharckabaw, head of the Karen National Unions Alliance Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Karen News, explains why he is opposed to the current Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement that he believes will deliver little for the majority of ethnic people and only benefit ... Read more ►

KPSN and International Karen Organization Alarmed Over KNU’s Decision to Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Karen community-based organizations have issued media statements raising concerns about the recent decision of the Karen National Union to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Burma government. The Karen Peace Support Network (KNSP), a coalition of community based ... Read more ►

Ethnic Armed Groups Leaders Meet Government To Finalize Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 26, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The ethnic armed organizations representatives have reached the end of the nationwide ceasefire agreement process following a three-day meeting in the Thai Northern city of Chiang Mai. The meeting held from August 21 to 24 resulted in the appointment of a new delegation of e... Read more ►

KNU To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union has decided to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, despite the other members of the ethnic armed group’s alliance, having not yet made their positions known. The KNU decision was reached at its Central Committee Emergency meeting held on Augus... Read more ►

Shan and Karen Leaders Meet President U Thein Sein

August 6, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

A delegation from the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), Karen National Union (KNU) and other Karen armed groups informally met with President U Thein Sein and government representatives in Naypyidaw on Monday, August 3. Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU secretary, said the... Read more ►

Ethnic Armed Groups and Govt Nationwide Ceasefire Talks Get Off To Positive Start

July 22, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The senior delegation negotiating the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement on behalf of Burma’s ethnic armed organisations said in a statement that its talks with the government’s team got off to a good start. The statement released on Wednesday 22 July, said that the two neg... Read more ►

Why Burma’s ethnic armed groups are reluctant to agree to Thein Sein government’s peace plan – a minority perspective

July 10, 2015  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

Since coming to power in 2011, President Thein Sein, a former general, has initiated a plan to resolve Burma’s decades-long ethnic conflict as part of broader domestic reform programs. Burma observers, both inside and outside, agree that resolving ethnic conflict is centra... Read more ►

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