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October 1, 2016 • Author: Kachin Women's Peace Forum

Kachin Women’s Peace Forum Urges an Immediate End to Myanmar Tatmadaw Offensives in Kachin Areas So That the Peace Process can Proceed

The Kachin Women’s Peace forum was held for two days, from September 28 to 29, 2016, in City Park Royal Restaurant, Myitkyina, Kachin State. The forum was attended by 104 women leaders, including representatives from IDP camps in areas of Kachin and northern Shan State whe... Read more ►

September 30, 2016 • Author: Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case to pursue fin... Read more ►

September 28, 2016 • Author: 142 Civil Society Organizations

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ိဳးသား လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ျပန္လည္ျပဳျပင္ရန္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတထံသုိ႔ အိတ္ဖြင့္ေပးစာ

သို႔ ဦးထင္ေက်ာ္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတ ျပည္ေထာင္စုသမၼတျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ ရက္စြဲ။ ။စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၈ ရက္ ၂၀၁၆ ... Read more ►

September 21, 2016 • Author: Karen National Union

Letter of Felicitation Sent on World Peace Day

Today, September 21, was designated by the United Nations as World Peace Day in 1981, and the Day has been started to be honored and celebrated at the UN head office since 1982. The aim is for every country and every person to assemble on the World Peace Day and hold discuss... Read more ►

September 21, 2016 • Author: Karenni National Women's Organization

ကရင္နီျပည္နယ္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား၏အသံ ညီလာခံ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ေၾကျငာစာတမ္း

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September 21, 2016 • Author: Women's League of Burma

“From Genuine Peace Negotiation, Toward Federal Union”

We, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21st, send our wishes to the ethnic people of Burma to be healthy and happy. The Day of Peace has been observed within the United Nations since 1981 and September 21st was... Read more ►

September 19, 2016 • Author: Legal Aid Network

Legal Analysis Statement on current armed conflict in Karen State from the perspective of human rights and the rule of law vis-a-vis the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Since the second week of September 2016, fighting has resumed between the DKBA and Burmese Army and its subsidiary Karen Border Guard Force. This can erode the trust of ethnic nationalities in the government and Burmese military leaders who are taking the leading role in the... Read more ►

September 12, 2016 • Author: 44 Worldwide Organizations

NGOs’ Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Sanctions on Burma

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern regarding the recent report by Human Rights Watch that reveals that the U.S. government “plans to announce the lifting of key sanctions during Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington, DC,” be... Read more ►

September 11, 2016 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

United Nationalities Federal Council Statement

1. The UNFC Central Executive Committee emergency meeting (extended), held from September 10 to 11, 2016, reviewed and discussed on various aspects of the political situation, after the 21st Century Panglong Conference, including the current peace process. 2. The 21st Centu... Read more ►

September 9, 2016 • Author: Kachin Women's Association-Thailand

Statement on KWAT’s 17th anniversary denouncing escalating Burma Army offensives to seize control of Kachin State’s natural resources

On this occasion of the 17th anniversary of KWAT’s founding on September 9, 1999, we wish to express our grave concern at the escalating conflict in our Kachin homelands due to spreading Burma Army offensives. Over the past six months, since the new NLD government came to ... Read more ►

September 1, 2016 • Author: ALTSEAN-Burma, Amensty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders, Forum-Asia and International Federation for Human Rights

Myanmar: Why a UNGA Resolution is still Needed

ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Forum-Asia, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are concerned that the European Union (EU) may not introduce a new resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at t... Read more ►

August 31, 2016 • Author: 52 Myanmar Civil Society Organizations

Joint Statement: Parliamentary Bill Committee Should Remove Mandatory Guest Registration Provision

Myanmar enacted the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law in 2012, replacing two previous laws legislated over a century ago. The Law includes provisions that require residents in Myanmar to inform government officials when visitors spend the night in their homes and to r... Read more ►

August 30, 2016 • Author: 113 Civil Society Organizations

ပြည်ထောင်စုငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးညီလာခံ – (၂၁) ရာစုပင်လုံနှင့့် ပတ်သက်၍ အရပ်ဘက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၏ သဘောထားကြေညာချက်

၂၀၁၆ ခုနှစ် သြဂုတ်လ ၃၁ ရက်နေ့တွင် ပြည်ထောင်စုငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးညီလာခံ – (၂၁) ရာစုပင်လုံ အားစတင်ကျင်းပ... Read more ►

August 26, 2016 • Author: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Statement of welcome on the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Statement No (11/2016)

With the aim of national reconciliation and internal peace, the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference will be held beginning 31 August 2016, participated by representatives from the Union Government, Hluttaw, Tatmadaw, ethnic armed groups, political groups and social organi... Read more ►

August 25, 2016 • Author: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Statement of ARNO on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong Convention

1. The Panglong Agreement signed on February 12, 1947 between the independence hero late Gen. Aung San and leaders of the several ethnic groups in Panglong, Shan State, was an epoch-making event in the history of Burma to build the Union of Burma together. The history of Bur... Read more ►