177 STORIES TAGGED ‘PEACETALK’

*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

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 ►

“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 ►

Karen General Urges Ethnic Leaders Not To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Until Gov’t Agrees To Political Roadmap

August 26, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation in an exclusive interview with Karen News said that moves to sign a nationwide Ceasefire Agreement is worthless unless all ethnic armed groups are included. General Nerdah stressed that peace must b... 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 ►

Karen Animists: “We Want The Right To Live on Our Land and Worship Our Gods…

July 16, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

In 1997 the Burma Army forced Karen people from the Mutraw (Papun) District in Karen State from their homes. Many of these people were practicing animists. During the forced displacement, villagers unable to live on their land were many of their deity’s lived, lost many as... 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 ►

Burma Government and Ethnic Delegation Agreed to Finalize NCA before Next Government

July 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The government and ethnic groups’ representatives reached an agreement in principle to work towards getting the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signed and starting the process of drafting a political dialogue framework with President U Thein Sein’s administration.... Read more ►

NCCT: No Wa or Shan Groups at Law Khee Lar Conference Will Not Affect Nationwide Ceasefire

June 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A senior member of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team explained to Karen News that the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and Restoration Council of Shan Sate/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) will not attend a conference to discuss the nationwide ceasefire draft documents. Padoh ... Read more ►

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