Panglong Conference ends with new pledges

The fourth Union Peace Conference, also called 21st Century Panglong, has ended with a new truce dealing with the implementation of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and an early plan for an eventual federal system. Members of the government,

US org calls out Chinese ties to armed groups

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent organization funded by the US government, has published a lengthy expose of Chinese business ties to armed groups in Kayin state. The report expresses concerns about lack of oversight and co
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Ethnics prepare for peace conference amid rising tensions

Signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) have added the freedom to draft their own charters to their list of goals for the upcoming Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, a.k.a. the Panglong Conference. The next Panglong
Thai military objection scuttles NCA signatory meeting in Chiang Mai

NCA signatory meeting cancelled after military complaint

A meeting planned between signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in Thailand has been cancelled after Myanmar filed complaint. According to a Frontier article, the KNU general secretary Padoh Saw Ta Doh Moo is saying that a meeting o
KNU to meet with Tatmadaw, govt on restarting peace talks

Karen National Union to re-start peace talks

Officials from the Karen National Union (KNU) are set to meet with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC). The meeting agenda is to potentially re-start peace negotiations after the group suspended participation last year.
Govt, Tatmadaw, KIA and KNU to hold talks in April

Government, military and EAOs to hold talks this month

The government and the Myanmar military are set to hold talks with the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and the Karen National Union (KNU), later this month, according to an article in the Myanmar Times. U Zaw Htay, the government spokesman, sa