The FPNCC is made up of United Wa State Army (UWSA), National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP), Kachin Independence Army
(KIA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and AA.
Following this, on the issue of the peace process, Minister Kono expressed his strong hope that the suspension of military activities by the Myanmar military would lead to a permanent ceasefire, including with the Kachin Independence Army
, and the repatriation and resettlement of displaced persons.
In 2011, renewed fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army
drove thousands of Kachin to flee to China, seeking refuge in Yunnan province.
Today, we are taking more action, designating four more groups in Myanmar as dangerous organizations - the Arakan Army, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Kachin Independence Army
and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army.
UNICEF added in addition to the army there are seven other "persistent perpetrators" that recruit child soldiers including the Kachin Independence Army
and the Shan State Army South -- both ethnic groups that continue to engage in skirmishes with the Myanmar military.
The government of Myanmar views the Kachin Independence Army
, which Roberts described as "for the most part, a defensive organization," as a terrorist group.
As vice-chair of the Kachin Independence Army
, a rebel group engaged in fierce fighting with government troops over the last few months and excluded from the government-led nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), his attendance at the peace talks was a feat in itself.
The Kachin Independence Army
- the KIO's military counterparty - has been front-and-centre in the most protracted of recent years' conflicts, in the country's north.
According to the UN, more than 5,000 civilians were displaced from villages near the Chinese border in the last three weeks as a result of clashes between the Myanmar army and Kachin Independence Army
According to Anadolu Agency, a report by United Nations has found that more than 5,000 civilians have been displaced in the last three weeks following clashed between military and Kachin Independence Army
(KIA), a rebel group.
In 2011, as a new, semi-civilian government came to power after decades of military dictatorship in the country, a ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Army
(KIA) and Myanmar Armed Forces, or Tatmadaw, collapsed after seventeen years.
In Kachin State, the breakdown of a 17-year ceasefire in 2011 between the military and the Kachin Independence Army
, or KIA, one of the country's biggest ethnic armed groups, has thrown the north into a war zone.