Myanmar Peace Centre

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Myanmar Peace Centre
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Abbreviation MPC
Formation 3 November 2012; 20 months ago (2012-11-03)
Type NGO
Purpose peacekeeping
Headquarters Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Region served Burma (Myanmar)
Chairperson Aung Min
Key people Soe Thein, Khin Yi, Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Hla Maung Shwe, Aung Naing Oo, Min Zaw Oo, Kyaw Soe Naing[1]
Affiliations Peace Support Donor Group
Staff 120
Website www.mmpeacemonitor.org

The Myanmar Peace Centre (Burmese: မြန်မာနိုင်ငံငြိမ်းချမ်းရေး ပြန်လည်ထူထောင်ရေးလုပ်ငန်း ဗဟိုဌာန; abbreviated MPC) is an organisation to provide technical support to the peacemaking process in Burma (Myanmar),[2] including implementing and managing ceasefire agreements and facilitating dialogue on political issues.[3]

The centre is on U Wisara Road in Yangon and was established with the support of the Peace Donor Support Group, comprising Norway, the European Union, Japan and United Nations agencies.[2][3][4]

Vision and mission[edit]

It coordinates peace initiatives and acts as a service center for donor governments and international non-governmental organizations that want to support the peace process. In addition, it will serve as a platform for government officials, members of ethnic militia groups, civil society organizations, international donors and international non-governmental organizations to meet and negotiate.[5]

The Myanmar Peace centre coordinates government activities in five key areas:

  1. Ceasefire negotiations and implementation
  2. Peace negotiations and political dialogue
  3. Coordination of assistance in conflict affected areas
  4. Outreach and public diplomacy
  5. Mine Actions

Criticism[edit]

According to Bertil Lintner, MPC lacks capacity in promoting the peace process and is like an organization which is being paid for doing nothing.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myanmar Peace Center. "Myanmar Peace Center". Mmpeacemonitor.org. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Peace Centre to open this month". Mmtimes.com. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ a b "in Myanmar". UNOPS. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Peace Brokers Lack a Mandate: Myanmar Expert". Irrawaddy.org. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  5. ^ Govt Peace Plan. "Government peace plan". Mmpeacemonitor.org. Retrieved 2014-04-13.