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United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC)

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Title: Posts Tagged ‘United Nationalities Federal Council’ on the Burma Partnership site
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Partnership
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2013


Individual Documents

Title: Ethnic minorities in Myanmar rally for Kachin (video)
Date of publication: 11 January 2013
Description/subject: "Kachin ... leaders in Myanmar say government forces are continuing to push towards their strongholds near the border with China. But other ethnic minorities are now rallying in support of the Kachin Independence Army. Myanmar’s ethnic minority and rebel army representatives met in the northern Thai city Chiang Mai. They did not agree on everything, but the United Nationalities Federal Council was indeed united when it came to the situation in Kachin State. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from northern Thailand..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera
Format/size: Adobe Flash (2 minutes 3 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2013


Title: United Nationalities Federal Council Annual Meeting Statement
Date of publication: 10 January 2013
Description/subject: "The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) herewith issue a statement on resolution adopted by the following member and affiliate organizations in the annual meeting held from the 7th to 10th of January 2013 in a place on Thai-Burma border...The member organizations of UNFC, as a united entity, have decided to have comprehensive cease-fire and peace-talks with the government of Myanmar/Burma and would not accept any cease-fire and peace talks between the government and individual member organizations from now on. The UNFC, therefore, officially notifies the government of Myanmar/Burma that the UNFC is a sole negotiation body to the government in terms of comprehensive cease-fire and peace talks with the UNFC member organizations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nationalities Federal Council
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2013


Title: Military offensive in Kachin State could delay dialogue: UNFC General Secretary
Date of publication: 07 January 2013
Description/subject: Min Thu Ta – The General Secretary of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), Nai Hong Sar, said that despite an agreement reached between Presidential Minister U Aung Min’s peace negotiating team and a UNFC delegation, political dialogue could be delayed due to the Burmese military offensive in Kachin State. IMG 0105 “Because [the government army] has escalated the fighting against the Kachin [troops], the [political] dialogue could be held up. It is also difficult to answer whether the dialogue will be held in the country or abroad. The government is doing the opposite of what it said [it would] and showing its dishonesty as its army has intensified the fighting,” said Nai Hong Sar in an interview with IMNA last Thursday.
Language: English
Source/publisher: IMNA News
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2013


Title: Ethnic bloc calls for end to Kachin conflict
Date of publication: 03 January 2013
Description/subject: "The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) issued a statement on January 1 calling for the Burmese government to order a halt to the Burmese army’s military offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mizzima
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2013


Title: United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) members that have signed ceasefire agreements with Naypyitaw “will be reviewing their agreements
Date of publication: 11 May 2012
Description/subject: United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) members that have signed ceasefire agreements with Naypyitaw “will be reviewing their agreements". United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) members that have signed ceasefire agreements with Naypyitaw “will be reviewing their agreements” unless the offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization / Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) is suspended, according to a report coming out of the UNFC ad hoc meeting held on the Thai-Burmese border, 7-9 May. Out of the 11 members, 5 have concluded truce: Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), Chin National Front (CNF), Karen National Union (KNU), Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and New Mon State Party (NMSP). (SHAN)"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democracy for Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2012


Title: Establishing a common framework: The role of the United Nationalities Federal Council in the peace process and the need for an all-inclusive ethnic consultation
Date of publication: May 2012
Description/subject: "While the Burmese Government continues to seek peace with the various ethnic resistance movements individually at the local levels, the United Nationalities Federal Council – Union of Burma (UNFC) is working in the political process to ensure that any state-level talks are held through a common framework. However, there remain a number of concerns to be addressed by member organisations in recognizing a common policy that will benefit all relevant ethnic actors..."
Source/publisher: Burma Centre for Ethnic Studies (Briefing Paper No. 6 )
Format/size: pdf (598K - original; 526K - OBL version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BCES-BP-No.6(en)-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 May 2012


Title: UNFC Forms Peace Group for Govt. Talks
Date of publication: 31 August 2011
Description/subject: "Leaders of an umbrella organization of ethnic parties, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), formed a peace talk group last week in preparation for future negotiations with the Burmese government. Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Wednesday, UNFC secretary Nai Hang Tha said, “There are eight representatives within the group which includes Mon, Shan, Karenni, Chin, Arakanese, Karen, Kachin and Pa-O people. Nai Hang Tha explained that he will head the group with Colonel Lapai Hla, from the Kachin Independent Army (KIA), acting as deputy. “We are prepared to talk about equal rights for ethnic people in the country. We will also talk about reforming the new constitution so that a genuine federal union will exist [in Burma],” he said. “We will ask [the government] to stop their military offensives launched in ethnic areas and announce a nationwide ceasefire. If possible, we will ask them to have tripartite dialogue,” he added..."
Author/creator: Lawi Weng
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2013


Title: United Nationalities Federal Council. (UNFC), the newest coalition formed in a 5-day conference last week on the Thai-Burma border
Date of publication: 21 February 2011
Description/subject: "United Nationalities Federal Council. (UNFC), the newest coalition formed in a 5-day conference last week on the Thai-Burma border could well become the only non-Burman ethnic alliance worth talking about, according to some co-founding members The Committee for the Emergence of Federal Union (CEFU), the core group that organized the conference, 12-16 February, declared its dissolution following the founding of UNFC. It was formed by three former ceasefire groups: Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ plus three non-ceasefire groups: Karen National Union (KNU), Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and Chin National Front (CNF) in November. By contrast, other existing coalitions, notably the National Democratic Front (NDF), formed since 1976, and the Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC), formed since 2001, are bound to be “history soon”, according to sources who request anonymity. For the NDF, the reason is all of its member organizations, except for Arakan Liberation Front (ALP), have decided to join the UNFC..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democracy for Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2012