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16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

11 Jan 2018 description
report Mizzima News

At least 52 armed incidents took place nationwide in December, down from 63 the previous month, while the conflict in Shan and Kachin intensified, according to the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS) in their January briefing.

11 Jan 2018 description

By YE MON

A disagreement over simple terminology is grinding peace talks to a standstill, according to Tun Zaw, a central executive member of the ethnic bloc United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC).

10 Jan 2018 description

While the financing sources of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) both during active hostilities and after peace agreements has received much attention in the academic and peace-practitioner fields, information about the funding of NSAGs during the time between active fighting and the conclusion of a peace agreement is much less available. This study aims to fill that gap by investigating the sources of financial support for armed groups during ceasefires and peace negotiations.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Mizzima News

The Ambassador of Italy to Myanmar Pier Giorgio Aliberti has said, “The peace process is crucial for the future of Myanmar and the solution of ethnic conflicts, which have been going on for too many decades, is essential to ensure the development of this country. Myanmar people are facing significant challenges, but the international community is ready to help the Government and every actor involved in order to lay the foundations of national reconciliation through constructive dialogue.”

07 Jan 2018 description
report Mizzima News

Mizzima Editor in Chief Soe Myint sat down with Mr Nigel Roberts, Interim Director of the Technical Secretariat of the Joint Peace Fund this week to talk about his mission and the progress being made to bring peace to Myanmar.

As a prelude to the interview, Mr Roberts said he has been filling in between one director and another with the Joint Peace Fund, so he said he did not consider himself an expert on the Myanmar peace process. However, he did stress that he has a lot of experience in other countries, so he could refer to that and some of the lessons and comparisons there.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

24 Dec 2017 description

“Nothing would be better than seeing many groups in communities come together and discuss for the common good” says U Yee Thant, a Senior Officer, Department of Immigration, Hpa-An District.

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Foreign Secretary of India Dr S. Jaishankar is undertaking an official visit to Myanmar on December 20, 2017.

During the visit, he called on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister in State Counsellor's Office U Kyaw Tint Swe and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye. All matters relating to bilateral cooperation, including follow up on decisions taken during recent visit of Prime Minister of India to Myanmar, as well as matters pertaining to Rakhine State were discussed during these meetings.

22 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

The European Union has been at the forefront of the international community's re-engagement with Myanmar as the country has advanced in making significant reforms and opened up to the world. The EU is firmly committed to supporting Myanmar and its people on its path to democracy, peace and prosperity, thereby also strengthening the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the EU's natural partner in South-East Asia.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

19 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

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18 DÉCEMBRE 2017

La Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires était saisie, ce matin, d’une demande de 93,2 millions de dollars pour financer la nouvelle Mission des Nations Unies pour l’appui à la justice en Haïti (MINUJUSTH) en 2017-18.  Comme le Comité consultatif pour les questions administratives et budgétaires (CCQAB) recommande une réduction de 1,4 million, les États d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes ont argué des besoins réels de la Mission sur le terrain et rejeté les « plafonds budgétaires artificiels ».

18 Dec 2017 description

This report sets out the cross-Government action that the UK has taken to improve gender equality, tackle sexual violence in conflict, and protect vulnerable people in conflict zones from sexual exploitation and abuse.

We are proud that the UK continues to lead the world on the Women, Peace and Security agenda, delivering on our commitments under our National Action Plan through practical support, diplomatic action, and funding.

17 Dec 2017 description

This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore sub-state political settlements in conflict-affected borderlands and the possibilities for more effective and inclusive peacebuilding interventions. It looks at four key themes: concepts of borderlands, inclusion and political settlement; the particular types of violence, (in)security, governance and authority that emerge in borderlands; the challenges of working in borderlands, and innovative methods and tools to better engage with their dynamics; and peacebuilding responses and practice in borderland spaces.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Paung Sie Facility

After four years of negotiation, the Government of Myanmar and some of the Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in October 2015.3 Reflecting on either side of the negotiation table, one conclusion is evident: there were few women participating in the NCA process. The Government's negotiation team, represented in direct talks by the Union Peace-making Working Committee (UPWC), comprised 52 members, of which two were women.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Mizzima News

by - Soe Thu Aung

According to United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), they are trying to meet with State-level decision makers, the State Counsellor and Tatmadaw C-in-C, for discussions on the wording yet to be resolved for signing the ceasefire agreement.

UNFC spokesman Nai Aung Ma Nge said that they would like to meet State-level decision makers to reach an agreement on unresolved matters which could not be achieved in meetings between the UNFC and government peace team, Peace Commission (PC).

12 Dec 2017 description

The mass flight of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine State has created a humanitarian catastrophe and serious security risks, including potential cross-border militant attacks. The international community should press the Myanmar government to urgently implement the Annan commission’s proposals, including as regards discrimination, segregation and citizenship.

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