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Peace Process is at a Phase of Ceasefire, People’s Analysis Report says

The director of the Karen Development Network-KDN said that existing peace process between the government and the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) is no more than ceasefire position. The director of KDM Rev. Matthew Aye gave the comment during the introduction ceremony of people’s analysis report on 12 November in Hpa-an, Karen State. According to Rev. Matthew Aye, the report has…

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Peace Process Participants, KNU Hold Workshop about NCA

Participants of the peace implementation process and the Karen National Union (KNU) are holding a workshop in Law Khee Lar (Lay Wah), Hpa-an District in the Karen State from August 30 to September 2 to review the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) process. Delegates of the KNU, the Union Peace Conference, the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC), the Joint Monitoring…

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UNFC Discusses Continuous Participation in Peace Process

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held its central executive committee meeting at the Thai-Burma border on Sunday (August 26) to discuss its continuous participation in the ongoing peace process. The Central Executive Committee member U Twan Zaw told Karen News that the UNFC reviewed the obstacles in the dialogue between the Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) and the Union…

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National Solidarity Should be Built Through Equality, Not Military Pressure – KNU Says

National solidarity should be built in the union through freedom, equality, and justice between the ethnic people and not through military pressure and force, said the Karen National Union (KNU) chair General Mutu Say Poe in his speech on the first day of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong held at MCC-2 Hall in Naypyidaw on July 11.…

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Karen Nationals are Ready for Upcoming Peace Conference

Officials from the Karen National Political Dialogue Coordination Committee said they have prepared for upcoming third session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong by recollecting the opinions gathered from the Karen national political dialogue and holding a meeting to approve them. A meeting was held at the Karen National Union (KNU) headquarters in Law Khee Lar (Laywah),…

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KNU/KNLA (PC) Says It does not Want the Peace Process to Bring to a Standstill

The Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) said it does not want the peace process to be in a standstill and it will continue to work for peace. Military commanders from the KNU/KNLA-PC said this during a meeting between the KNU/KNLA-PC’s regulatory committee and military commanders held in Htoh Kaw Koe of Kawkareik Township, Karen State…

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NCA Signing Doesn’t Mean Laying Down of Arms – KNU Chairman General Mutu Sae Poe

The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Mutu Sae Poe said the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was signed to solve political problems by political means and it was not to abandon the way of arms. He said this in his address to the 69th Karen National Revolutionary Day on January 31. “The KNU has thought and performed by putting at…

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MIPS Launches Book on Principles of Democratic Federal Union

The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS) launched a book titled ‘Discussions on the Principles of the Building of the Democratic Federal Union of Myanmar” at the Orchid Hotel on January 18 in Yangon. Dr Min Zaw Oo from MIPS, who participated in the drafting of the research paper, said the ethnic armed organizations have federal principles while the…

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Karen Youth Discuss Peace and Politics at Networking Event

Over 100 Karen youth leaders from Karen and Mon states, as well as Bago, Tanintharyi and Yangon regions gathered in the past week at a networking event to discuss how ethnic youth can get involved in the peace process and work together more closely. In the hopes of rallying young leaders and future negotiators, the Karen Youth Organization (KYO) and…

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KNU Holds Emergency Meeting To Kick-start the Stalled Peace Process

The Karen National Union held an emergency meeting to try to re-energize current peace talks between Ethnic Armed Organisation and Burma’s government. KNU sources claim the peace talks have become bogged down since the much vaunted second 21st century Pang Long Peace Conference took place in May. The Karen National Union Central Standing Committee held the emergency meeting on the…

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