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KNPP meet with refugees before ceasefire talk

The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) held a public consultation meeting attended by thousands from Thai Ban Mae Surin  and Ban Nai Soi refugee camps. The purpose of the meetings was to gather opinions about how the KNPP should move forward with ceasefire negotiations. The Karenni armed group is due to meet with the government’s peace team by month’s end. They have several contentious issues related to actions by both the government and the  Burma military they hope can be addressed.

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Money, Peace and Conflict: Press launch of a new report

Members of the media, diplomatic community and civil society groups are cordially invited to the press launch of a new report “Economics of Peace and Conflict” at the Myanmar Media Library on Monday 28 October at 2pm.

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UNFC meets with academics

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) recently organized a security sector reform meeting attended by various organizations and international academics in the Thai city Chiang Mai.

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Some present and some absent at peace institute opening

No roll was taken but there were some very prominent people who were rather conspicuous either by their success or failure to show up at the “grand” opening of the Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) for Peace and Dialogue last night.

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A chance to grow

Border school nurtures future Karen leaders

Proud family members bearing flowers, colourful knitted lanyards and envelopes filled with Thai baht climbed into the convoy of buses at the Mae La refugee camp before they headed off along the winding mountain highway to celebrate the graduation of loved ones.

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