The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) lends it voice to the growing international call for an immediate stop to the carnage of in Gaza, and for the parties in conflict to always respect the rights of the civilians they’ve placed at risk. Aligned with the calls of the United Nations Security Council, the Quartet on the Middle East, the Arab League as well as numerous national leaders and ordinary citizens appalled by the war, IID calls on both the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Hamas leadership and other anti-Israeli forces, to immediately stop their attacks and seek other measures for redress of grievances and differences.
Filipino solidarity activists call for inclusion of genuine peace and democratization in Burma in PH-MYA bilateral talks
One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition - Philippines (FBCP) today ...
Mobilizing people to people solidarity in situations of armed conflict and natural calamities Kalinaw kanimo! ...
FBC-Philippines holds Solidarity Rally as part of the 25th Commemoration Anniversary of the ’8-8-88′ Peoples Uprising in Yangon
In observance of the 25th anniversary of Burma/Myanmar’s 8-8-88 reform movement, the Free Burma Coalition ...
Despite the seemingly uphill challenge to submit a mutually acceptable BBL to the President and then Congress still before us, we at IID express our continued hope and support for the successful conclusion to this peace process begun 17 years ago. We realize that as the details become more explicit, the terms more binding, the mechanisms more complex and the pressure to deliver ever building, we all still find value in the incremental gains that continue to be tallied, and in the persistence of both panels to persevere with the task at hand. To this we can only express our admiration and say “padayon” and persevere!
We, the members and conveners of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in South-East Asia (GPPAC-SEA), support the global, regional and local calls for Japan’s current government to halt its efforts at amending and reinterpreting its 1947 Peace Constitution, particularly Article 9, which deals with Japan’s security and defense. In attempting to expand Japan’s peacekeeping and mutual defense role in the region by reinterpreting Article 9, the Japanese government now hews dangerously close to discarding the peace-compass Japan has steered by over the last six decades.
The success of peace in the Bangsamoro is not just for the peoples of the Bangsamoro and the Philippines, but ours as well in region.
We are meanwhile mindful of the concerns raised by stakeholders whom we met in Cotabato and Manila during our visit with regards to inclusivity of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the delay in its submission to the Congress of the Philippines. We hope that these concerns are listened to and addressed.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.