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Myanmar Must Prioritize Protection of Civilians in Rakhine State, Address the Roots of the Conflict

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals, affirm our belief in peoples’ right to self-identification, and the primacy of dialogue and a politically-negotiated settlement in transforming conflicts. We express our deep anguish and concern with the latest escalation of violence in Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar, and the attacks against unarmed civilians. We condemn […]

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‘Bakwit sa Syudad’ affirm primacy of dialogue; renew call to end Marawi crisis

Manila, Philippines — A 25-member delegation of ‘bakwits’, or internally displaced peoples (IDPs), with various allied organisations and peace builders under the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW) and All-Out Peace (AOP), flew to Manila to visit Congress to voice out the realities on the ground, particularly their call for safe return to their homes, and for durable […]

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ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2017: Reassert our peace and human rights and resist authoritarian rule

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), along with partners in the broad civil society and peace movement in the Philippines today join the world and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Peace (IDP) today that was declared by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 36/67 […]

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ASEAN urged to earnestly tackle ‘peace and security’; support peace accords in the Philippines, Myanmar

As the Philippines hosts the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today, the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) along with its allied networks, the Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict-Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), together with the broad civil society movement […]

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Statement on the Assault on Marawi and the Declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) condemns the terrorism and violence that has ripped through Marawi City these past days. We decry the needless loss of lives, the hostaging of innocents and the pillaging of property in the name of causes far removed from our shores and held foreign to our peoples’ expressed beliefs. We […]

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