168 STORIES TAGGED ‘PEACETALK’

ALP ‘doesn’t expect a good outcome’ from the Panglong meet: Interview

May 30, 2017  •  Author:

The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) and its armed wing, the Arakan Liberation Army, signed a preliminary ceasefire with the Rakhine State government in April 2012 before joining seven other ethnic armed groups in inking the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in October 2015.... Read more ►

Panglong fails to address need for landmine clearance agreements

May 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Peace negotiators are anxious to see long-promised mine clearance activities get underway so that refugee resettlement and development can move forward. The head of the Union-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee called on the public to urge their local officials to mak... Read more ►

Peace Without Unity: The Challenge of Peace and Forging Karen Unity Post-KNU Congress

April 13, 2017  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

On April 7, the highly anticipated 16th KNU Congress came to an end with the election of a new leadership to drive the organization for the next four years. Unlike many past congresses, the 16th KNU Congress attracted enormous interest from Burma watchers and from the Karen ... Read more ►

KNU 16th Congress – The Final Stage

April 5, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The current 16th Karen National Union (KNU) Congress entered its final stage from the first week of April, 2017. Election of new leadership that will take office for the next four years start tomorrow, on April 6. During the previous weeks, representatives debated several i... Read more ►

Peace Process Survey Shows Increase Conflicts in Ethnic Areas after Peace Conference

February 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Conflicts have increased in ethnic areas after the new Burmese government held the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong Conference) last August, claimed Nai Kasauk Mon, executive director of the Burma News International (BNI). He was speaking at the launching ceremo... Read more ►

Karen Representatives Finalized Draft Policy Papers For February’s Union Peace Conference

February 3, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen people have finalized the draft policy papers on the four sectors that will be proposed at the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference or the Union Peace Conference scheduled to be held in February, 2017. Karen nationals held their last round of National-Level Po... Read more ►

KNU Vice Chair Tours Refugee Camps to Brief Refugees on its Peace Process

October 2, 2016  •  Author: S'phang Shaung

Representatives of the Karen National Union are holding a series of meetings with refugees at the nine Thai border camps to inform them about the peace process taking place inside the country. The KNU team, led by Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson, held a series of p... Read more ►

Karen Party Proposes Constitutional Reform to Give the People ‘More Say’

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen People’s Party (KPP) has formally submitted a proposal for constitutional reform with the object of making the State Chief Ministers elected by the people, rather than appointed by the government of the day, as is the case now. Nant Khin Aye Oo, from the KPP, sai... Read more ►

Ethnic Leader Says Now Is Not The Time to Lay Down Arms

September 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Ethnic leaders have warned that now is not the time to give up arms, in reaction to a speech calling for disarmament by the Burmese Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing. The speech was made at the 21st Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw, which had a series of high-profi... Read more ►

We Need To Negotiate A New Agreement

August 24, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, P’Doh Naw Zipporah Sein, Vice-chairperson of the Karen National Union, discussed the issues and agreements reached at the ethnic armed organization plenary meeting held from July 26 to 30 in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. Q: Could you... Read more ►

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