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The Karen National Union (KNU) is a democratic organisation respresenting the Karen people of Burma. Our goal is peace and prosperity in a democratic federal Burma.

Statement of KNU Central Committee Third Emergency Meeting

08 Jun 2012

The Karen National Union Central Committee (CC) third emergency meeting was held from June 4 to 7, 2012 at a place in the liberated area in Karen State. The meeting was attended by 33 CC members and 2 especially invited representatives. The emergency CC meeting discussed exhaustively and laid down future programs regarding continuation of the negotiation for ceasefire.

The meeting reviewed current negotiation process and actions of the struggle with a view to realizing genuine peace in the country, based on equality and self-determination of the Karen people.

From now on, the KNU Central Executive Committee (CEC) shall assume as KNU Peace Building Committee, in order to consolidate all the essential undertakings and lead in the work of building genuine peace in the country.

The activities of the Military Affairs Committee (MAC) have been transferred to the KNLA General Headquarters, in order to engender more effective cooperation and leadership, and for the support of all the activities concerning the building of genuine internal peace.

In conclusion, the KNU would like to declare that in negotiation with the Burmese (Myanmar) government, it would make supreme effort in order to be able to build durable peace, based on national (ethnic) equality and self-determination, after completing the step of durable ceasefire.


Karen National Union
Supreme Headquarters

Contact: Padoh Saw Hla Ngwe (66-87 061 6325)
    Saw D. Tharckabaw   (66-84 381 4679)


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