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ENSCC statements etc.
The Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee (ENSCC) was reformed as the working committee of Ethnic Nationalities Council in March 2004

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Title: Road map for rebuilding the Pyi-Daung-Su Myanmar Naing-Ngan-Daw Union of Burma
Date of publication: 02 September 2003
Description/subject: "... in spirit of Panglong, we are committed to national reconciliation and to the rebuilding of the Union as equal partners in the process. We believe that in order to establish a stable, peaceful and prosperous nation, the process of rebuilding the Union must be based on a democratic process which includes the following basic principles: 1. A peaceful resolution of crisis in the Union 2. The resolution of political problems through political dialogue 3. Respect for the will of the people, 4. The recognition and protection of the rights of all citizens of the Union, 5. The recognition and protection of the identity,language, religion, and culture rights all of nationalities, 6. The recognition and protection of the rights of the constituent states of the Union through a federal arrangement. Therefore, in the interest of the nation, we recommend a two-stage process to generate confidence in the transition to democracy:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee Union of Burma (ENSCC)
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2003


Title: ENSCC: Statement on the Release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 09 May 2002
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (10k)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC : The Constitutional Crisis
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: "After the end of the Second World War, the leaders of the various ethnic nationalities met in 1946 in Panglong to deliberate the possibility of a future together after the proposed withdrawal of British protection. General Aung San, the Burman leader of the independence struggle in Ministerial Burma participated in the 2nd Panglong Conference in February 1947. He proposed that the separate ethnic homelands in the Frontier Areas be joined to Ministerial Burma as equal partners in a ‘Union of Burma’ to hasten the process of achieving independence from Britain..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: htmlo (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC Mission Statement
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: 1. Background History, Mandate and Mission; 2. Dialogue Strategy; 2.1. Tripartite Dialogue; 2.2. Ethnic Nationalities Conference; 2.3. International Lobby Trips; 2.4.Panglong Initiative: More Concrete Plan (on Humanitarian Aid, Cease Fire, and Political Dialogue); 3.1. Tactics & Strategy : Federalism vs. Independence; 3.2. The Mode of Representation: States- or Ethnic-based?; 4. Statement on the Release of Daw Aung Suu Kyi(Date: 9 May 2002); 5. The ENSCC Committee Members; Appendix: SCC Position on Humanitarian Aid: Decision made at the SCC meeting held in January 2001.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee
Format/size: html (77K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC Policy paper: The New Panglong Initiative - Re-building the Union of Burma
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: "Preamble: Over five decades ago, while our leaders were meeting in Panglong to deliberate the possibility of a future together after the proposed withdrawal of British protection, General Aung San, the Burman leader of the independence struggle in Ministerial Burma arrived. He instead proposed that our separate homelands in the Frontier Areas be joined to Ministerial Burma as equal partners in a new ‘Union of Burma’ to hasten the process of achieving independence from Britain. On 11 February 1947, he said: The dream of a unified and free Burma has always haunted me … We who are gathered here tonight are engaged in the pursuit of the same dream.… We have in Burma many indigenous peoples: the Karen, the Kachin, the Shan, the Chin, the Burmans and others… In other countries too there are many indigenous peoples, many “races.”… Thus “races” do not have rigid boundaries. Religion is no barrier either, for it is a matter of individual conscience… If we want the nation to prosper, we must pool our resources, manpower, wealth, skills and work together. If we are divided, the Karen, the Shan, the Kachin, the Chin, the Burman, the Mon and the Arakanese, each pulling in a different direction, the Union will be torn, and we will come to grief. Let us unite and work together. Our forefathers agreed and the Panglong Agreement came into being, providing a legal framework within which the different ethnic peoples would cooperate as equals. The Aung San-Attlee Agreement, which paved the way for Burma’s independence, had called for the “unification of the Frontier Areas and Ministerial Burma with the free consent of those areas.” The Panglong Agreement, therefore, became the basis for the 1947 Union Constitution and the Republic of the Union of Burma gained independence in 1948. We, the representatives of the Arakan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon and Shan peoples, therefore, in the spirit of Panglong, are putting forward our vision of how our peoples can once again work together voluntarily as equals with the Burmans to rebuild the Republic of the Union of Burma, which has been devastated by five decades of war..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (36K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC: Humanitarian Aid
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: "In order to rebuild the Union of Burma, any ‘Transitional Authority’ will face tremendous challenges. It cannot convene a new ‘Panglong Conference’ or ‘Constitutional Convention’, without also dealing with the huge problems facing the nation – both economic and social..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC: Tripartite Dialogue
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: "A 'Tripartite Dialogue' is usually understood to mean a dialogue amongst three parties: the military government (SPDC), the democracy forces (NLD) and the ethnic nationalities. The notion of 'Tripartite Dialogue', therefore, highlights the indispensable participation of the ethnic nationalities in political transition and national reconciliation processes..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC: Vision for the Future
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: "The ENSCC firmly believe that the crisis in the Union of Burma today is rooted in a political problem, specifically a constitutional one – the non-adherence to the spirit of Panglong. The ENSCC believes that differences can be overcome through political means, i.e. through political dialogue, negotiations and compromise. The ENSCC, therefore, welcomes the current ‘Talks’ between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Co-operation Committee [history and composition]
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: 'The "Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Co-operation Committee" (ENSCC) was formed in August 2001 to co-ordinate the work of the following non-Burman political groupings: § National Democratic Front (NDF), § United Nationalities League for Democracy - Liberated Area (UNLD-LA), § Non-ceasefire groups like the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), and § Ceasefire groups...'
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (39K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Law Khii Lah Statement (August 2001)
Date of publication: 30 August 2001
Description/subject: Law Khii Lah Statement - Translation ETHNIC NATIONALITIES SEMINAR 2001 (30 August 2001) "Ethnic nationalities leaders from major organizations met at Law Khii Lah, Kawthoolei, in August 2001, and discussed the need for unity and closer cooperation. The leaders agreed on the need to strengthen the unity of the ethnic nationalities and a working committee, the Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee (ENSCC), was established. The Committee was entrusted with the task of fostering unity and cooperation between all ethnic nationalities and to promote a peaceful political settlement in Burma through a ‘Tripartite Dialogue’..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (26K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ENSCC: Rationale for the New Panglong Initiative
Date of publication: August 2001
Description/subject: WHY REBUILD THE UNION OF BURMA?... Introduction: "‘Secret Talks’ between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), and the generals of the State peace and Development Council (SPDC) began in October 2000, and is still on-going. To date, no substantive matters have been discussed. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has in the past said that she will not make decisions without broader consultations and that she supports United Nations General Assembly resolutions calling for a ‘Tripartite Dialogue’ involving the military, the democracy forces and the non-Burman ethnic peoples.1 The international community very much wants the ‘Secret Talks’ to succeed and develop further into a political dialogue, which will bring about change in Burma. The UN Special Envoy has visited Burma four times since mid-2000 and is about to make another visit in August 2001. Most countries agree that a ‘Tripartite Dialogue’ is needed. However, there is the possibility that the ‘Secret Talks’ could break down. The fact that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not attend the 19 July Martyrs’ Day Ceremony signals that all is not well despite the SPDC’s assurances to the contrary..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ENSCC
Format/size: html (42K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003