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.
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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.
GLOBAL PEACE ACTIVISTS SUPPORT BANGSAMORO PACT, REMIND OF LESSONS FROM PAST SOUTHEAST ASIA PEACE PROCESSES
Peace activists and key civil society actors from different countries in Southeast Asia, who participated in the first international peace and solidarity mission to Bangsamoro, vowed to extend their support for the Bangsamoro peace process while highlighting the importance of its success to regional peace.
“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,” the twenty-member delegation, who are also key actors in their respective peace and democratic processes, said in a statement released today.
The Regional Steering Group (RSG) of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA) calls for greater awareness and support from its wider GPPAC network regarding the simmering conflict and violence in the restive provinces in Southern Thailand. The resurgence of violence began in 2004 in the three southernmost provinces […]
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.