United Nationalities Federal Council
ညီညြတ္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသား လူမ်ိဳးမ်ား ဖက္ဒရယ္ေကာင္စီ
Government name: UNFC
Founded: February 16, 2011
The UNFC is the latest coalition of ethnic armed organizations. It was renamed and reformed from the Committee for the Emergence of Federal Union (CEFU), founded in Nov. 2010. The UNFC wants to represent all of the ethnic armed forces during peace negotiations with the government.
Previous Ethnic Alliances:
The UNFC wants to establish a Federal Union in Myanmar. They have already formed the Federal Union Army (FUA) to protect ethnic areas.
UNFC members (previous members of CEFU)
5 new members:
(previous 6th new member Kachin National Organization has merged with the KIO)
Each member organization appoints 2-4 individuals for representation in the UNFC Council. Presently, there are 22 members of the UNFC council, 10 are elected central executive committee members.
Federal Union Army (Formed December, 2011)
Working with the Working Group on Ethnic Coordination - part of the MPSI coordination mechanism
Official delegation team
Not yet established
UNFC Technical team
|Chairman||Lt. Gen. N’Ban La||KIO||Lt. Gen. N’Ban La||KIO|
|Vice Chairman - 1||Lt. Gen. Gauri Zau Seng||KIO||Khun Abel Tweed||KNPP|
|Vice Chairman - 2||Khun Abel Tweed||KNPP||Padoh David Tharckabaw||KNU|
|General Secretary||Nai Hongsa aka Nai Hantha||NMSP||Nai Hongsa aka Nai Hantha||NMSP|
|Joint Secretary - 1/ spokesman||Col. Hkun Okker||PNLO||Pa Doh Mahn Mahn||KNU|
|Joint Secretary - 2||Shwe Myo Thant||KNPP||Col. Hkun Okker||PNLO|
|Member||Mahn Nyein Maung||KNU||Dr. Khin Maung||NUPA/ANC|
|Member||Dr. Laja||KIO||Dr. Laja||KIO|
|Member||Dr. Suikhar||CNF||Naw Zipporah Sein||KNU|
|Member||Bawmwang Laraw||KNO||Nai Kwe Hong Mon||NMSP|
|#||Date||Location||Ethnic Armed Organization Rep||Govt Rep||Details|
|1||23/12/2011||Bangkok, Thailand||Khun Okkar||Aung Min||Informal discussions before Preliminary meeting.|
|2||09/11/2012||Chiang Mai, Thailand||Nai Hong Sar, Khun Okkar, and several other UNFC leaders||Aung Min||It's an Informal meeting.
Hla Maung Shwe and Nyo Ohn Myint attended the meeting as mediators.
|3||20/02/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||Nai Hong Sar||Aung Min, MPC delegates||They discussed how to arrange the future implementation of government and international development projects in the ethnic regions of the 11 member groups of the UNFC. Also discussed a timeframe for their political dialogue. They said the "frank and friendly" talks aimed to map out a framework and timeframe for political dialogue, and pledged to hold another round of discussions within two months.|
|4||13/07/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||Nai Hong Sar, Pa Doh Mahn Mahn, Other Leaders||MPC Technical Team||
|5||29/07/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||MNDAA, UNA and NBF, UWSA, NDAA, UNFC||none||Wa, Mongla and Kokang groups attended the ethnic conference organized by the UNFC. They discussed about -
|6||27/08/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||UNFC||MPC||Government and UNFC technical teams meet in Chiang Mai. They discussed about nationwide ceasefire, political framework and political dialogue.|
|7||08/09/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||UNFC||UPWC-Aung Min/ Khin Yee/ MPC- 13 representatives||They discussed about Government's 8 steps roadmap and UNFC's 6 step roadmap as well as political framework. Govt announced nationwide ceasefire agreement will be on the third week of October. Second time discussion between UPWC and UNFC. No agreement|
|8||07/10/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||All UNFC members||UNFC held a meeting in Chiang Mai on 7-9 Oct 2013. They discussed about the political framework for political dialogue with government and nationwide ceasefire issue.|
|9||22/11/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||UNFC, RCSS, WGEC||Nyo Ohn Myint (MPC)||MPC and Nippon Foundation organized this meeting holding in Chiang Mai. Representatives from different political parties attended the meeting. The following representatives attended the meeting.
|10||23/11/2013||Yangon||3 UNFC leaders, Naing Han Sor, Abel Twee, and David Thakabaw||UPWC-Aung Min||Regarded to the invitation of Union Minister U Aung Min, deputy chairman of UPWC, 5-member delegation of the UNFC, including 3 leaders, is taking a trip from November 23 to 26, 2013 to Rangoon in support of the stages of long lasting peace processes, relating to nationwide ceasefire. UNFC representatives will meet Daw Aung Sann Su kyi and UNA in Yangon.|
|11||21/04/2014||Chaing Mai||UNFC executive members||Informal Meeting
United Nationalities Federal Council, has begun a two-day meeting to discuss negotiations between the government and armed ethnic rebel groups on a nationwide ceasefire.The meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, began on April 21, said Colonel Khun Okkar, the deputy secretary of the UNFC.Colonel Khun Okkar is also a member of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordinating Team, which is representing the armed ethnic rebel groups at the ceasefire negotiations with the government’s Union Peace-Working Committee.
|12||03/07/2014||Maesot, Thailand||UNFC||United Nationalities Alliance, 88 generations open society, 1990 eletion elected, and NLD, 88 silver committee||Informal Meeting
United Nationalities Federal Council meet the political parties of UNA, 88 groups and other political parties.First point is for democracy agenda, second is for peace process agenda, and third is for the political dialouge.
|13||18/08/2014||Yangon||UNFC + NLD||Informal Meeting
UNFC leaders, Nai Hongsa, Gen. Gun Maw, Col. Khun Okker and Tun Zaw met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her home on 18 Aug. They exchanged opinion about peace process, and situation in Hluttaws.
|14||26/08/2014||Chiang Mai||members - KIO , KNU, KNPP, NMSP, CNF, SSPP, PNLO, PSLF, LDU, ANC, WNO, MNDAA||NA||UNFC members first Conference held in Chaing Mai for 3 days. The CEC boards explain UNFC implementation in 3 and half years. They will discuss more structural of UNFC, Peace, Unity, and political dialogue.|
The 6 points Ethnic Peace Roadmap: (27/09/2012) - alternative to government’s peace roadmap
- The armed ethnic nationality organizations, political parties, women and youths organizations and civil society organizations will hold meetings to lay down points that will included in the Framework for Political Dialogue.
- Union government representatives and unified representatives for ethnic armed organizations will hold meetings to establish the Framework for Political Dialogue. a) Holding meetings in a place acceptable for both sides. b) Proceedings of the meetings are to be conducted in the presence of neutral international observers and the points agreed upon are to be promulgated jointly for public knowledge.
- After establishing the Framework for Political Dialogue by representatives of the government and the armed ethnic resistance organizations, conferences of the ethnic peoples are to be held in the states or divisions, as necessary, for clarification and approval.
- To hold a national conference of the various nationalities participated by representatives of the ethnic armed organizations, political parties, civil society organizations, women and youth organizations.
- A Union conference, participated by an equal number of representatives from the ethnic forces, the democratic forces and the government is to be held in the form acceptable to the three forces, and based on Panlong Spirit; the agreements adopted by the conference are to be regarded as the “Union Accord”.
- The Union Accord is to be implemented in accordance within a precise time frame.
UNFC requested to discuss four main issues
- To plan a meeting between UNFC and the government in Japan under the moderation of The Nippon Foundation.
- Ways to solve the ongoing sectarian violence in Rakhine state.
- The implementation of UNFC’s Six Point Ethnic Peace Roadmap.
- Ending the fighting between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Myanmar military.
Informal agreement: (9 November 2012)
- To resolve political issues by political means.
- Hold political dialogue with all ethnic armed organizations as one and not separately.
- To discuss the following topics during the formal meeting that is being planned at the newly established Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) in Yangon next month: framework for political dialogue, agenda, timeline, technical assistance and logistics.
24 Apr 2012 - Tokyo, Japan: Three UNFC Central Executive members, Dr. La Ja, Col. Hkun Okker and Padoh David Tharckabaw traveled to Tokyo to talk with the Japanese government. UNFC leaders discussed the current political situation in Myanmar, the UNFC’s role in resolving the ongoing conflict and about peace talks between the government and ethnic armed forces.
27 Sept 2012 - USA: A UNFC and National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) joint delegation led by KNU Central Executive member Padoh David Tharckabaw and Joint General Secretary and Spokesperson for the UNFC Col. Hkun Okker travelled to the US. During this time they met with US and UN officials to talk about Myanmar’s ethnic peace process. Other members of the delegation included UNFC Member of Foreign Affairs; Sao Swy Mangrai, UNFC Member of Military Affairs; La Awng and U.S. Representative for the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB); Moe Chan.
Feb 21, 2015 - UNFC Statement on the Fighting in Kokang Region (Eng)
Feb 21,2015 - UNFC Statement on the Fighting in Kokang Region (Bur)
Feb 20, 2015 - UNFC released a congratulation letter for Chin National Day
Feb 11, 2015 - UNFC released a statement (1/2015)(Eng)
Feb 11, 2015 - UNFC released a statement (1/2015)(bur)
Jan 30, 2015 - Burma Peace Process Briefing
Jan 05, 2015 - UNFC New Year Felicitation Letter (eng)
Jan 05, 2015 - UNFC released a new year wishes letter
Nov 15, 2014 - UNFC press release (02-2014) (bur)
Nov 15, 2014 - UNFC press release (02-2014) (eng)
Oct 22, 2014 - UNFC released a statement after the 1st meeting (eng)
Oct 22, 2014 - UNFC released a statement after the 1st meeting
Sep 01, 2014 - UNFC statement on 1st conference (Burmese version)
Sep 01, 2014 - UNFC statement on 1st conference
Apr 30, 2014 - UNFC sent an open letter to UPWC (Bur)
Apr 30, 2014 - UNFC sent an open letter to UPWC (Eng)
Nov 27, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (7/2013) (Bur)
Nov 27, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (7/2013) (Eng)
Nov 25, 2013 - Joint Statement of UNFC & UNA (Bur)
Nov 25, 2013 - Joint Statement of UNFC & UNA (Eng)
Nov 22, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (6/2013) (Bur)
Nov 22, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (6/2013) (Eng)
Nov 22, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (5/2013) (Bur)
Nov 22, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (5/2013) (Eng)
Nov 12, 2013 - UNFC statement on Laiza summit and Myitkyina meeting (Bur)
Oct 11, 2013 - UNFC statement on Laiza summit and Myitkyina meeting (Eng)
Oct 11, 2013 - UNFC emergency council meeting statement
Sep 08, 2013 - Joint statement between Government and UNFC (Bur)
Sep 08, 2013 - Joint statement between Government and UNFC (Eng)
Jul 14, 2013 - UNFC Press Statement of The Technical Team Meeting (5/2013)
Jul 09, 2013 - UNFC Press Release (Burmese)
Jan 21, 2013 - The UNFC and NCUB released statements condemning President U Thein Sein’s government’s war in Kachin state as a step backward in achieving peace and democracy in Myanmar
Jan 20, 2013 - UNFC Public Relation and News Unit press statement
Jan 10, 2013 - UNFC annual meeting statement
Nov 15, 2012 - UNFC letter to President Obama
May 10, 2012 - UNFC appeal to all concerned groups to collectively oppose the Myanmar military’s ongoing offensives and correct the mistakes of the new U Thein Sein government
Dec 04, 2011 - UNFC statement regarding peace in Myanmar
Aug 28, 2011 - UNFC Letter To Burmese Government
Aug 27, 2011 - UNFC Chairperson letter to member groups
Aug 15, 2011 - UNFC-Letter To President U TheinSein
Aug 05, 2011 - UNFC Reply To DASSK
May 14, 2011 - UNFC Statement On Burma’s Political Situation
Feb 17, 2011 - Ethnics Alliance UNFC Statement