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Title: FPNCC (Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee)
Description/subject: "Building Peace for all peoples of Myanmar, we are committed to establishing a genuine federal union in which the rights of self-determination, regional autonomy and equality are guaranteed."...he aim The aim of the FPNCC is to negotiate and consult with the government of Myanmar in order to resolve the world’s longest ethnic conflict and civil war through a peaceful political means. For the lasting peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity we want to build a genuine federal democratic union in which political equality, the rights of self-determination of ethnic nationalities and regional autonomy will be legally guaranteed. In short, we are demanding the right to freely determine our political status and freely pursue our economic, social and cultural development in accordance with international laws."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: FPNCC
Format/size: html, pdf (8.6MB-Principles)
Alternate URLs: http://fpncc.org/fpnccprinciple.pdf (FPNCC Principles in Burmese and English)
http://fpncc.org/fpncc/ (About FPNCC)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2017

Title: Google search for Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee
Description/subject: About 305,000 results (8 December, 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2017

Individual Documents

Title: Resolving the Northern Stalemate is the Key to Peace in Myanmar
Date of publication: 28 November 2017
Description/subject: "Angshuman Choudhury considers options for the government in engaging with a new ethnic umbrella group...On 11-12 November, a delegation of senior government officials led by the Union Minister for Border Affairs, Lt-Gen Ye Aung, met with members of Myanmar’s largest Ethnic Armed Organisation (EAO), the United Wa State Army (UWSA), and its smaller ally, the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, also known as the Mongla Army), in the de facto Wa capital of Pangkham and Mongla Special Region-4, respectively. A large part of the discussions involved each party laying on the table their agenda for the ongoing ethnic peace process. This was a much-awaited icebreaker that came months after failed attempts by Naypyidaw to arrange talks with the northern groups that continue to dismiss the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) – the foundation of the current peace process– and flag their alternate framework for dialogue under a new alliance of seven non-ceasefire EAOs, known as the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC). The discussions that transpired indicate how differently the northern groups perceive the peace process and the federal imagination as compared to the union centres of power. Clearly, the FPNCC is a fresh challenge for the government, and could decisively stymie the already jittery relationship between the civilian government of State Counsellor (SC) Aung San Suu Kyi, the Tatmadaw (military), and the non-ceasefire EAOs. Insofar as the union government’s agenda for ethnic reconciliation is concerned, there is little doubt that the north, where the most powerful rebel armies operate, holds the key to a permanent negotiated settlement. There are few regions in the country where the need for de-escalation is as urgent as in the north, which has been ravaged by unprecedented levels of conflict for the past two years. Yet, the conditions for peace remain obscure as ever – a point only reaffirmed by the recent meeting...What Happened At the Meeting? First, the FPNCC expressed that it wants to follow its own dialogue framework while the government and Tatmadaw insisted that all parties stick to the NCA. The two processes seem to be at serious loggerheads, especially in light of the recently-released FPNCC charter that proposes extensive devolution of powers to individual ‘nations’ within the Union– an agenda that radically challenges the centripetal sentiments of Naypyidaw’s ruling elite. There is little chance that the Tatmadaw would take up such a de-centralised model for discussion anytime soon. Second, the UWSA and NDAA insist that the government talk to them as a single group (i.e., as the FPNCC) along with the other EAOs, but the government/Tatmadaw side prefers individual meetings for reasons that are fairly obvious..."
Author/creator: Angshuman Choudhury
Language: English
Source/publisher: teacircleoxford
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2017

Title: Building Peace in Myanmar: Birth of the FPNCC
Date of publication: 06 October 2017
Description/subject: "On 19 April 2017, the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) was formed by the 4th Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) Pangkham summit with the task of “discussing with the government of Union of Myanmar regarding the issues of peace-building in Myanmar.” Its 27 authorised representatives belong to seven Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) non-signatories of the Arakan Army (AA), the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) and the United Wa State Army (UWSA). The FPNCC membership was declared to be open to qualified EAOs, political parties on ethnic affairs as well as high-profile individuals. Today, the 30,000-member UWSA is the strongest Ethnic Armed Organisation in the country (and also the strongest non-state army of the world); its members are heavily armed with sophisticated Chinese-made weapons..."
Author/creator: Liu Yun.
Language: English
Source/publisher: IAPS Dialogue (University of Nottingham)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2017

Title: Government’s peace overture, China’s involvement and the Pangkham alliance
Date of publication: 21 June 2017
Author/creator: Sai Wansai
Language: English
Source/publisher: Panglong.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2017