• 21st Century Panglong
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  • IDRC
  • MFLP 2018

About CDES

The Centre for Development and Ethnic Studies (CDES) is an independent think tank and study centre founded in 2012 to generate ideas on democracy, human rights and federalism as an effective vehicle for “Peace and...

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CDES' Activities

Upcoming Events

  • 19
  • Jun

Training on Democracy, Federalism and Peace

at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aung Thara Phu Hall

Training on Democracy, Federalism and Peace at Pakokku, Magway Region.

  • 22
  • Jun

Saturday School of Federalism (Batch-13)

at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM No. 635/E, Yoma Yeiktha Lane, Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp.

The second day of SSF (Batch-13)

  • 22
  • Jun

Peace Forum

at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Aung Thara Phu Hall

Public Peace Forum in Pakokku Tsp., Magway Region, Myanmar.

  • 29
  • Jun

Saturday School of Federalism (Batch-13)

at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM No. 635/E, Yoma Yeiktha Lane, Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp.

The third-day of SSF (Batch-13).

  • 30
  • Jun

Peace Forum

at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Park Royal Hotel

Peace Forum in Yangon.

  • 6
  • Jul

Saturday School of Federalism (Batch-13)

at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM No. 635/E, Yoma Yeiktha Lane, Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp.

The last day of SSF (Batch-13).

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As human beings, we have to do the right thing and we have to try to contribute something to our humanity, serve other people as much as we can.

Dr. Lian H. Sakhong

Analysis Papers

The Democratic Voice of Burma’s Interview with Dr. Lian H. Sakhong on the Third Session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong

Three days after the third session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong (UPC), which was held from 11 to 16 July 2018, the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) interviewed Dr. Lian H. Sakhong. As vice-chairman of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) and vice-chairman of the Chin National Front (CNF), Dr. Sakhong has been intensively involved in the peace process from the beginning. In the interview, he reflected on the outcome of the peace conference with regard to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) based on his own experiences.Foremost, Dr. Lian expressed his sincere appreciation for keeping the peace process alive by successfully conducting the third UPC. While affirming that all peace negotiators from the government, the military, the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and all other stakeholders involved are striving for genuine peace,...

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ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္ မပ်က္ေစရန္ စားပြဲဝိုင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ မ်ား မရပ္ဆုိင္းေရး ဝိုင္းဝန္းႀကိဳး ပမ္းေပးရန္ ခ်င္းအမိ်ဳးသားတပ္ဦး (CNF) ဒုဥကၠ႒ ေဒါက္တာဆလုိင္း လ်န္မႈန္းဆာေခါင္းက အစိုးရ၊ တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ တုိင္းရင္းသား လက္နက္ကိုင္...

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