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 Committee (JMC), and the Karen National Dialogue Convening Committee (KNDCC) are attending the workshop on reviewing the peace process.
The three-day workshop will focus on the ongoing peace implementation process, issues relating to the JMC and the UPDJC, issues submitted to the political, economic, social, land and natural resources, and security sectors in the Union Peace Conference, and Part II of the Union Accord.
Discussions and reviews obtained from the workshop will be explained to Karen community-based organizations and Karen civil society organizations at a workshop on September 3-5.
“We need to continue to support this peace process because it was anticipated by the ethnic people. I hope the ethnic people will discuss in the upcoming peace dialogues with more unity. I hope more technical aids will be used in the next dialogue,” said Saw Lay Ka Paw from the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), who attended the workshop.
This workshop was held based on the decision set down by the KNU’s 2nd Central Standing Committee meeting, which was held after the 16th Congress from August 6 to 24.