As the Philippines hosts the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will be commemorated on August 8 this year, the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) along with its allied networks, the Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict-Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), together with the broad civil society movements in the region, urgently call on the regional bloc to put front and center the issues of regional peace and human security that continue to challenge the stability of the whole regional community and beset the lives of the most vulnerable peoples in the region.
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The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) today lauds the resumption of formal peace negotiation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and congratulates both negotiating panels for the signing of the agreement to forge an interim joint ceasefire agreement in their 4th round of talks held from April 3-6 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands with the Royal Norwegian Government as the third party facilitator. With great relief, we can say that the nation’s desire for a just and lasting peace is indeed back on track.
“Daw Aung San SuuKyi should live up, first, to her persona as both a democracy and human rights icon and secondly, to her promise that once elected , she and her party would re-install democracy in a country governed, for decades, like a garrison by a military junta. Now that she’s already in power, we can’t help but wonder, what has happened to her?
Peace group lauds resumption of peace talks; Urge Government, NDFP to ‘strengthen civilian voice in the peace process’
Elated over the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as a result of back channel talks in Utrecht, The Netherlands Sunday, Mindanao-based regional peacebuilding advocacy group the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), today urged both parties to fast track the implementation of all the agreements they had reached and work “to strengthen the civilian voice in the peace process.”