Myanmar Peace Monitor
Following the 2010 elections, Myanmar/Burma has seen rapid political and economic reforms with the installation of a democratic government. Major parts of these reforms include the new Ceasefire Agreements singed between the government and the armed ethnic groups. The setback, however, is that, despite the ceasefire agreements, fighting between the government’s Burma Army and the armed ethnic groups is still going on particularly in Kachin State and Shan State. Nevertheless, the government is aiming to finalize all the ceasefires by the end of 2013, to hold political dialogue the following year and endorse agreements with all of the ethnic armed groups by 2015.
Myanmar Peace Monitor <http://www.mmpeacemonitor.org/> is a project run by the Burma News International <http://www.bnionline.net/> that works to support communication and understanding in the current efforts for peace and reconciliation in Myanmar. It aims to centralize information, track and make sense of the many events and stakeholders involved in the complex and multifaceted peace process. Its recent publications include Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process: A Reference Guide (2013).
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