31 STORIES TAGGED ‘UNFC’

Ethnic Alliance Battles to Combat Burma’s Military’s Divide and Rule Strategy and the International Community’s Indifference…

February 3, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Twan Zaw, the United Nationalities Federal Council’s Joint General Secretary (1) and general secretary of Arakan National Council, discusses the importance of ethnic unity as Burma Army offensives continue to batter villagers in t... Read more ►

UNFC Want Involvement in Country’s Political Talks

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The United Nationalities Federal Council are in discussion with the government in order to join the ongoing political dialogue, now widely known as “21st century Pinlon Conference” to be held in August, 2016. Ku Oo Reh, leader of the Delegation for Political Negotiat... Read more ►

UNFC Confirms Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Reached With Govt’s Negotiating Team is Draft Only – Needs Ethnic Leaders Approval First

April 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) released a statement on 7 April, 2015, to make clear its position on the nationwide ceasefire agreement reached with the Burmese government on March 31. The UNFC statement pointed out that the document, its Nationwide Ceasefire... Read more ►

UNFC: While Armed Clashes Rage, Peace in Burma Fades

March 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council issued a statement on Saturday, March 28 stating that it was disappointed that once again political discussions with the Burma government have been sidetracked. The UNFC said that in all its negotiation processes with the government i... Read more ►

UNFC Wants The KNU To Be Reunited

February 8, 2015  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organization. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of ... Read more ►

KNU Decision to Withdraw from UNFC Undemocratic Claims Karen Women’s Organisation

October 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to suspend its membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council last month, claiming the decision was made without proper consultation with the Karen community. Speaking exclusiv... Read more ►

Karen National Union To Decide On Ethnic Alliance Membership At Emergency Meeting In October

September 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Following suspension of its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council, the ethnic alliance bloc, the Karen National Union have said that they will make a decision on whether to stop or continue their membership with the UNFC. Earlier reports from the KNU indic... Read more ►

Broad-based Community Involvement Is Central to Success of the Karen Political Movement and Struggle

September 20, 2014  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo and Saw Sweener Soe

In the wake of the Karen National Union’s sudden walk out from the United Nationalities Federal Council’s conference and its subsequent temporary suspension of its membership in the ethnic alliance in late August, Karen communities and Karen civil society organizations w... Read more ►

KNU Will be Committing ‘Political Suicide’ If It Leaves the UNFC, says Karen Women’s Organization

September 16, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), a community-based organization that represents 49,000 Karen women across Burma, has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to withdraw from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) last month. Naw K’nyaw Paw, ... Read more ►

KNU’s Decision to Suspend Itself from UNFC Proves Divisive

September 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The decision by the leadership of the Karen National Union to suspend membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council in August has been met with both criticism and praise, with one analyst stating the move was the “right decision to make,” while some Karen comm... Read more ►

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