The non-binding agreement was reached in the Kachin State town following debate on DDR and SSR in a future federal union.
A Karenni leader stressed that delegates would aim to reach mutual agreements on behalf of all ethnic armed groups that are working towards a federal system.
New research has found that in camps for the internally displaced in Kachin State, women’s needs struggle to be heard as the conflict in northern Burma enters its seventh year.
Ahead of talks with the government, UNFC vice-chairman Nai Hongsa reiterates the ethnic bloc’s demands.
A new report by a Brussels-based think tank says that Burma’s “undisputed political leader” has a strong tendency “to concentrate power in her own hands and delegate little.”
As efforts to expand education opportunities in rebel-controlled parts of Kachin State grow, many hope the peace process will bring lasting solutions.