• Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
    Peacemaking president has put brake on US military-industrial complex 
    Re: Editorial cartoon of US Defence Secretary James Mattis fleeing from Trump’s madhouse, December 24.
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  • Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:55
    Weekend meeting in Yangon to set ceasefire signing date
    The government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and armed ethnic organisations that agreed to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement will hold a meeting in Yangon on October 3 or 4 to set a date for the grand signing, both sides announced.
  • Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:08
    40% live in war zones
    Documents presented at the Union Peacemaking Working Committee meeting with civil society organisations showed around 40 per cent of Myanmar citizens live in areas that regularly see armed conflict. About 650,000 people have been forced to leave their h
  • Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:41
    Political dialogue slated for January
    Union Minister for the President's Office and Union Peacemaking Working Committee chairman Aung Min said on September 14 that the government and ethnic armed groups sides would sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in the first week of October an
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:56
    Govt, rebels reach ceasefire deal
    The Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) reached an agreement yesterday on a draft of the nationwide ceasefire deal after a series of meetings.
  • Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:00
    Nationwide ceasefire talks to resume in mid-March
    The Union Peacemaking Work Committee and armed ethnic groups have reached an agreement to resume nationwide ceasefire talks in the middle of March this year.
  • Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:00
    Ceasefire unlikely on Union Day without further talks
    A nationwide ceasefire between the government and ethnic armed groups cannot not be signed on Union Day (February 12) if the Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and ethnic groups' Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) fail to hold the seventh
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:34
    Minister hopes to sign national ceasefire soon
    Some of the remaining controversial points in a nationwide ceasefire accord have been addressed, says Union minister Aung Min, who leads the government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC).
  • Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:00
    And this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is ... nobody
    There's no shortage of awards and prizes out there for diplomacy, peacemaking and humanitarian achievement. But the one that will be handed out today, bestowed by a committee selected by the Norwegian parliament in honour of the man who invented dynamite,
  • Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:28
    Final draft ceasefire 'just weeks away'
    The Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) expect to complete a draft of a nationwide ceasefire agreement in the middle of this month, according to peace negotiators from both sides.
  • Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00
    Political dialogue to be discussed after ceasefire
    Minister Aung Min, vice-chairman of the government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC), has urged ethnic armed groups to move ahead with a ceasefire agreement and promised political dialogue after that is achieved.
  • Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:00
    Govt ignored the chance for peace
    Our caretaker government has ignored advice from the Election Commission (EC) chairman to postpone the February 2 poll. Its snubbing of this opportunity for peacemaking is shameful.
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  • Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00
    Govt, ethnic armies fail to reach ceasefire deal
    A government peacemaking committee and a group comprising of 11 ethnic armed groups failed to reach an agreement on Sunday for a nationwide ceasefire deal.
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