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[Joint Statement] ASEAN urged to heed UN Sec-Gen call for ceasefire, ensure human rights amid COVID19

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ASEAN urged to heed UN Sec-Gen call for ceasefire, ensure human rights amid COVID19

Southeast Asian states should heed call for global ceasefire, ensure conflict sensitivity and human rights in responding to COVID19 crisis

We the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals, strongly urge the Member-States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to heed the call of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres for immediate global ceasefire in active armed conflicts in all parts of the world, in order to focus on the fight against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We likewise call on States to place human security and conflict sensitivity as core principles in their emergency responses, ensuring that measures are proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory aligned with international human rights law and standards, and are sensitive to the disproportionate vulnerability to pandemics of conflict-affected communities, refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), people with disabilities, women, children and elderly.

In Southeast Asia, active armed conflicts are ongoing in the Philippines especially in Mindanao, in West Papua in Indonesia, in the Southern provinces of Thailand, and in various ethnic states all over Burma/Myanmar. These armed conflicts have created millions of refugees and internally displaced peoples. According to the UNHCR, in 2017, there were 3.37 million “persons of concern” in Southeast Asia, of which approximately 1.46 million were refugees, 74,416 asylum seekers, 1.17 million stateless, and 665,051 internally displaced persons. Not only are health systems of war-torn communities inadequate, but the access to healthcare and other forms of social protection by the most marginalized groups in ongoing active armed conflicts is almost none.

The COVID19 pandemic will undeniably test the capacity for crisis mitigation and response of governments, and will potentially ravage each and every society. We are concerned, however, of countries and communities where overt violence and political instability are present and where economic capacities and social capital are fragile, making them more vulnerable to the impact of the outbreak, and possibly exacerbating existing conflicts or giving rise to new ones.

This is a test of ASEAN leadership in the region, and a test of ASEAN integration beyond just economics and trade. Unsurprisingly, however, the ASEAN members have yet to respond to the crisis as a regional community. Many countries beyond the region have also taken a me-first strategy, as the UN itself struggles to rally a decisive, coordinated global response. States need to recognize that while border lockdowns may temporarily contain the pandemic, without supporting the capacities of more fragile countries and without coordinated action, we will not be able to beat the virus. Solidarity among peoples and nations is needed now more than ever.

The virus will not discriminate with regards to religion, race, ethnicity, political ideology and affiliation. This will hurt us all, but still this will unevenly hurt the poor, the politically and economically marginalized and the communities that are already devastated by violence — the same people in whose name many of the state security actors and non-state armed groups claim to fight for.

It is in light of these that we argue that a global ceasefire is not only a prudent step, but a moral imperative.

All efforts must be expedited to contain the pandemic and find durable solutions to this common problem. Ceasefires will allow humanitarian aid to reach the most vulnerable communities, and can open corridors for dialogue and coordination for emergency response, without the risk of being derailed due to any unnecessary armed confrontation. Resources must be directed preventing further damage to those who have already lost so much through armed conflict.

In line with this aim, States must ensure that human security and social justice are at the heart of their response, and that emergency powers are not abused for narrow political gains, otherwise such will only exacerbate the inequalities, insecurity and distrust that underpin these armed conflicts.

Thus, we call on States to take the following steps without delay: 

  • Declare immediate unilateral ceasefires in order to establish humanitarian corridors and delivery of aid, particularly health education and services, to affected communities. This can serve as a starting point to negotiate and forge reciprocal ceasefire agreements and ceasefire monitoring mechanisms with armed groups;
  • Allocate adequate resources to ensure non-discrimination, transparency and respect for human dignity in the delivery of health services and humanitarian aid, regardless of citizenship, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and economic status. Utmost attention must be provided in addressing the particular needs of the most vulnerable and conflict-affected communities, such as indigenous peoples, refugees, stateless, asylum seekers, IDPs, such as their access to clean water and sanitation, to protective and hygiene equipments like face masks, and to immediate testing, quality medical care and social protection. The special needs and disproportionate risks for displaced women must be addressed;
  • Ensure that the crisis response, including implementing state services and security forces, abides by the existing standards and principles of international human rights law. Declarations of state of emergencies, community-quarantines, lockdowns and restriction of freedom of movement must not come at the expense of the right to freedom of expression and access to information. Internet shutdowns that are in place in conflict-affected areas must be lifted, and context-specific information dissemination must be put in place in order to ensure every person is informed on the status of the pandemic and the government response. Emergency powers enacted into law must have clear limitations and have oversight and grievance mechanisms;
  • Take steps to ensure support for and the safety of people involved in crisis response, especially healthcare workers in the frontlines, such as by providing them adequate protective gears and equipment and psychosocial support; and,
  • Divert resources from arms and military spending to healthcare, social services and peacebuilding.

We further call on the ASEAN to initiate and facilitate the space for mutual support and strategic coordination among member-states, especially in ensuring the wellbeing and rights of conflict-affected communities, refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless, internally-displaced persons. This is the moment for ASEAN and its member-states to act as a “people-centred, people-oriented,” caring and sharing community.

Endorsed by:


  1. Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)-Southeast Asia
  2. Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), the Philippines
  3. Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), Cambodia
  4. ALTSEAN-Burma
  5. AMAN-Indonesia
  6. Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention (APPAP)
  7. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus
  8. ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF)
  9. Asia Democracy Network (ADN)
  10. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P), Australia
  11. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
  12. Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN)
  13. Cambodian Civil Society Partnership, Cambodia
  14. Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS), Cambodia/Asia
  15. Center for Peace Education (CPE)-Miriam College, the Philippines
  16. Center for Social Integrity – CSI, Myanmar/Burma
  17. Child Rights Coalition (CRC) Asia
  18. Focus on the Global South
  19. Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute (GZOPI), the Philippines
  20. Ichsan Malik Center for Peace and Dialogue, Indonesia
  21. In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), the Philippines
  22. Institutu ba Estudu Dame Konflitu e Sosial (KSI), Timor-Leste
  23. KontraS (Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence), Indonesia
  24. Lumah Ma Dilaut, the Philippines
  25. MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture), Malaysia
  26. Pax Christi Institute, the Philippines
  27. Pax Christi Pilipinas, the Philippines
  28. Penang Peace Learning Centre (PPLC), Malaysia
  29. Peace Building Club Malaysia
  30. Peace Women Partners Philippines
  31. Peoples Empowerment Foundation, Thailand
  32. Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), the Philippines
  33. Progressive Voice, Burma/Myanmar
  34. Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia
  35. Radio Rakambia, Timor-Leste
  36. Research and Education for Peace, Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM), Malaysia
  37. Southeast Asia Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN)
  38. Southeast Asian Human Rights and Peace Studies Network (SEAHRN)
  39. Stop the War Coalition, Philippines
  40. Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research/Education in Asean/Southeast Asia Programme (SHAPE-SEA) Governing Board
  41. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia
  42. Sulu Current Research Institute – Sharif Ul Hashim Inc., Sulu Archipelago, the Philippines
  43. Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)
  44. Terres de Hommes-Germany in Southeast Asia
  45. Working Group for Peace (WGP), Cambodia
  46. Youth Education for Development and Peace (YEDP), Cambodia
  47. 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Organization (Kyun Su) ၈၈ မ ျိုး ဆက်င မ်ျိုး ခ မ်ျိုးရ ျိုးန ှ ပ့်် ွ လ့်် ျိုး်လ အ့် ဖွ ွဲ့အစည်ျိုး(ကျွန်ျိုးစု), Myanmar/Burma
  48. 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Organization ( Myeik ) ၈၈ မ ျိုးဆက်င မ ်ျိုးခ မ်ျိုးရ ျိုးန ှ ့််ပွ လ့်် ျိုး်လ အ့် ဖွ ွဲ့အစည်ျိုး (ငမ တ်), Myanmar/Burma
  49. 8888 New Generation (Mohnyin), Myanmar/Burma
  50. Action Group for Farmers Affair (AGFA- Mandalay Division, Myanmar/Burma
  51. Action Group for Farmers Affair (AGFA)- Ayarwaddy Division, Myanmar/Burma
  52. Action Group for Farmers Affair (AGFA)- Bago Division, Myanmar/Burma
  53. Action Group for Farmers Affair (AGFA)- Magway Division, Myanmar/Burma
  54. Action Group for Farmers Affair (AGFA)- Sagaing Division, Myanmar/Burma
  55. AGFA Action Group for Farmers’ Affair (Bago), Myanmar/Burma
  56. Ahlin Tagar Rural Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  57. AhLin Thitsa Development Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  58. Ahnaga Alinn Development Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  59. Ahr Thit Yaung Chi (Hline Bwe ) အောျိုးသစ်ရ ော ်ခခည်(လ ်ျိုးဘွ ွဲ့ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  60. Airavati Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  61. Alin Thitsar Development Committee အလ ်ျိုးသစစောဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးရ ျိုးရကော်မတီ, Myanmar/Burma
  62. Alinsaetamarn Library & Resource Center, Myanmar/Burma
  63. All Arakan Civil Society Organizations Partnership (AACSOP), Myanmar/Burma
  64. All Kachin Youth Union, Myanmar/Burma
  65. Ann Township Pipeline Watch Movement Organization အမ်ျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်ပ ုက်လ ု ်ျိုးရ ျိုး ောရစော က့််ကည့််လ ပ်ရှောျိုးရ ျိုး အဖွ ွဲ့, Myanmar/Burma
  66. Arakan Civil Society Forum for Peace Network(ACSFPN), Myanmar/Burma
  67. Arakan Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Association(AHRDPA), Myanmar/Burma
  68. Arakan National Congress ( Laytaung )- ခ ု ်အမ ျိုးသောျိုးကွန် က်(ရလျိုးရတော ်), Myanmar/Burma
  69. Arakan National Network(ANN), Myanmar/Burma
  70. Arakan Peasant Union – APU, Myanmar/Burma
  71. Arakan Social Network ( ခ ု ်လ မ ကွန် က်(ရခမပ ု), Myanmar/Burma
  72. Arakan Women Union ( ခ ု ်အမ ျိုးသမီျိုး သမဂ္ဂ), Myanmar/Burma
  73. Arakan Youth New Generation ( ခ ု ်လ ယ်မ ျိုးဆက်သစ်), Myanmar/Burma
  74. Arr Marn Thit Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  75. Athan – Freedom of Expression Activist Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  76. Ayeyar Farmer Union, Myanmar/Burma
  77. AYN Ayeyawady Youth Network, Myanmar/Burma
  78. Ayyar Pyo May Women Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  79. Badeidha Moe CIvil Society Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  80. Bago Women Development Group, Myanmar/Burma
  81. Banmaw Youth Network, Myanmar/Burma
  82. Bee House, Myanmar/Burma
  83. Belinn CSO Network ဘီျိုးလ ်ျိုး CSO ကွန်ယက်, Myanmar/Burma
  84. Butheetaung Youth Congress (ဘ ျိုးသီျိုးရတော ်လ ယ်ကွန် က်), Myanmar/Burma
  85. Candle Light Youth Group, Myanmar/Burma
  86. Cang Bong youth, Myanmar/Burma
  87. Central Chin Youth Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  88. Child Care Foundation (Myawaddy T.S), Myanmar/Burma
  89. Child Prevention Network, Myanmar/Burma
  90. Chin MATA working group, Myanmar/Burma
  91. Chin youth Organization, Matupi, Myanmar/Burma
  92. Chinland Natural Resource Watch Group, Myanmar/Burma
  93. Citizen’s Action For Transparency (CAfT), Myanmar/Burma
  94. Civil Call (Sagaing Region), Myanmar/Burma
  95. Community Association Develovment, Myanmar/Burma
  96. Community Response Group, Myanmar/Burma
  97. Constitution Network ( Hpa An ) အရခခခ ဥပရေကွန်ယက်(ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  98. Dama Ahlin Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  99. Dawei Development Association, Myanmar/Burma
  100. Dawei Research Association, Myanmar/Burma
  101. Dawei Watch Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  102. DEC Democratic Education Corner, Myanmar/Burma
  103. Development Network Hinthada, Myanmar/Burma
  104. Doe Myae Social Development Organization ( Tontay ), Myanmar/Burma
  105. Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation EMReF, Myanmar/Burma
  106. Environmental Protection and conservation Society of Anin Region. (EPCS.Anin) အန ်ျိုးရေသ သဘောဝထ နျိုး်သ နျိုး်ရစော ရ့်် ရှောက်သ မ ောျိုးအဖွ ွဲ့, Myanmar/Burma
  107. Farmer Agricultural Network, Myanmar/Burma
  108. Farmer and Labour Union(Myeik), Myanmar/Burma
  109. Farmers and Land Rights Action Group, Myanmar/Burma
  110. Free & Fair ( Chaung Oo), Myanmar/Burma
  111. Free and Justice Women Network ( Hpa An ) F&J (ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  112. Free Education Service Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  113. FREELAND, Myanmar/Burma
  114. Future Light Center, Myanmar/Burma
  115. Future Light Development Committee (အနောဂ္ါတ်အလ ်ျိုးဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးရ ျိုးရကော်မတီ), Myanmar/Burma
  116. Future Light Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  117. Future Star Youth Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  118. Future Young Pioneer Organization(FYPO), Myanmar/Burma
  119. Gayunarshin Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  120. Generation Wave GW, Myanmar/Burma
  121. Gita Yart Won ( Thaton ) ဂ္ီတ ပ်ဝန်ျိုးသထ ု, Myanmar/Burma
  122. Golden Future Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  123. Golden Heart Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  124. Green Network Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar/Burma
  125. Green Rights Organization ( Shan State ), Myanmar/Burma
  126. Green Youth, Myanmar/Burma
  127. Halcyon, Myanmar/Burma
  128. Hinthada Anti-plastic Organization HAPO, Myanmar/Burma
  129. Hkumzup Development Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  130. Hline Bwe Youth Network လ ်ျိုးဘွ ွဲ့လ ယ်ကွန်ယက်, Myanmar/Burma
  131. Home Ma Lin Youth Network (ဟုမမလ ်ျိုး လ ယ်ကွန်ယက်), Myanmar/Burma
  132. Hope For Children Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  133. Hsar Du Wor CBO ( Than Taunggyi ) (ဆောေ ရဝေါ်CBO) (သ ရတော ်ကကီျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  134. Hsar Ka Baw CBO ( Than Taunggyi ) (ဆောကရပေါ် CBO) (သ ရတော ်ကကီျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  135. Hsar Mu Htaw ( Than Taunggyi ) ( လ မ အရထောက်အက ခပ အဖွ ွဲ့) (သ ရတော ်ကကီျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  136. Htaw Mae Pa CSO ( Hline Bwe ) ရထော်မ ပါ CSO (လ ်ျိုးဘွ ွဲ့ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  137. Htee gyaunt Network, Myanmar/Burma
  138. Htoi Gender and Development Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  139. Htun Thit Sa Rural Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  140. Human Right Defenders and Promoters(Palaw), Myanmar/Burma
  141. Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Myanmar/Burma
  142. Humanitarian Strategy Team – Northern Shan State (HST-NSS)ရှမ်ျိုးခပည်နယ်ရခမောက်ပ ု ်ျိုးလ သောျိုးခ ်ျိုးစောနောရထောက်ထောျိုးမ ပ ျိုးရပါ ်ျိုးရဆော ် ွက်ရ ျိုးအဖွ ွဲ့။, Myanmar/Burma
  143. Humanity Institute, Myanmar/Burma
  144. IFI Watch (Kyun Su), Myanmar/Burma
  145. IFI Watch Myanmar, Myanmar/Burma
  146. Independent Society (Hpa An) လွတလ် ပ်ရသောလ ရ့်ဘော ်(ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  147. iSchol-Myanmar, Myanmar/Burma
  148. Island Tagon Social Care Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  149. Justice Movement for Community – Innlay, Myanmar/Burma
  150. Kachin National Youth Network, Myanmar/Burma
  151. Kalyana Mitta Development Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  152. Kachin Development Group, Myanmar/Burma
  153. Kachin State Women Network, Myanmar/Burma
  154. Kachin Women Union, Myanmar/Burma
  155. Kaman Ethnic Social Network(KESN), Myanmar/Burma
  156. Kan Chay Arr Man Fishery Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  157. Kanpetlet Land Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  158. Kantbalu Farmers Union, Myanmar/Burma
  159. Karan Land Development Organization ကတန်ရခမဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးတ ုျိုးတက်ရ ျိုးအဖွ ွဲ့, Myanmar/Burma
  160. Karen Affairs Group KAG (ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  161. Karen State Women Network KSWN (Hpa An ), Myanmar/Burma
  162. Karen Youth Organization (Hpa Pun ) က ်လ ယ်အဖွ ွဲ့(ဖောပွန်ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  163. Karen Youth Organization KYO ( Kyar Inn Sate Kyee ) (ကကောအ ်ျိုးဆ တ်ကကီျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  164. Karenni Evergreen, Myanmar/Burma
  165. Karenni Human Right Group, Myanmar/Burma
  166. Karenni National Women Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  167. Karenni State Farmer Union, Myanmar/Burma
  168. Karuna Foundation ( Kawkareik ) ဂ္ရုဏောရဖော ်ရေျိုးရှ ်ျိုး (ရကော့်က တ်ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  169. Katan Land Development Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  170. Kaung Myat Hnalonethar Health Care Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  171. Kaung Rwai Social Justice and Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  172. Kayah Earthrights Action Network (KEAN), Myanmar/Burma
  173. KESAN (ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  174. Khaing Myar Thitsar Development Committe ခ ု ်ငမ သစစောဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးရ ျိုးရကော်မတီ, Myanmar/Burma
  175. Khine Mye Thitsa Development Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  176. KOG (ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  177. KRDA Kyaukphyu Rural Development Association, Myanmar/Burma
  178. Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone Watch Organization − ရက ောက်ခဖြူအထ ျိုးစီျိုးပွါျိုးရ ျိုးဇ ုရစော က့််ကည့််ရ ျိုးအဖွ ွဲ့, Myanmar/Burma
  179. Kyun Ta Htaung Myay Foundation ( KTHM ) ကျွန်ျိုးတစ်ရထော ်ရခမ ရဖော ်ရေျိုးရှ ်ျိုး, Myanmar/Burma
  180. LAIN Technical Support Group, Myanmar/Burma
  181. Land In Our Hands (LIOH), Myanmar/Burma
  182. LatButta Farmer Union, Myanmar/Burma
  183. Light Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  184. Lin Let Kyal Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  185. Living Water Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  186. Lu Mu Htar CBO ( Than Taunggyi ) ( လ မ ထော CBO) (သ ရတော ်ကကီျိုးငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  187. Lu Nge Ahr Marm (လ ယ်အောျိုးမောန်အဖွ ွဲ့), Myanmar/Burma
  188. Madae Island Youth Development Association (မရေျိုးကျွန်ျိုး လ ယ်ဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးရ ျိုး အသ ်ျိုး), Myanmar/Burma
  189. MATA (Arakan), Myanmar/Burma
  190. MATA (Sagaing Region), Myanmar/Burma
  191. Matu Baptist Churches, Myanmar/Burma
  192. Matu forum Committee, Myanmar/Burma
  193. Matu social welfare, Myanmar/Burma
  194. Matu Women Association, Myanmar/Burma
  195. Mawdukala Mae Social Development Association, Myanmar/Burma
  196. May Doe Arrman Women Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  197. Men fellowship Matupi, Myanmar/Burma
  198. Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  199. Mi Kayin Youth ( Hpa An ) မ က ်လ ယ်(ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  200. Minhla Youth Centre, Myanmar/Burma
  201. Mon Area Community Development organization MACDO – Ye, Myanmar/Burma
  202. Mon Literature and Culture Association −Kawkareik(မွနစ် ောရပန ှ ယ့်် ဉ်ရက ျိုးရကော့်က တင်မ .နယ်မ အဖွ ွဲ့ ), Myanmar/Burma
  203. MPA Myanmar People’s Alliance ( Shan State), Myanmar/Burma
  204. MPFC Myanmar Press Freedom Center, Myanmar/Burma
  205. MRJ-Myu Sha Rawt Jat, Myanmar/Burma
  206. Mu Sae Cum Multi – Development Association (မ စ ကမ်ျိုး ဘက်စ ုဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးတ ုျိုးတက်ရ ျိုး, Myanmar/Burma
  207. Muditar Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  208. Mwetaung Area Development Group, Myanmar/Burma
  209. Myanmar Covid-19 Response Center, Myanmar/Burma
  210. Myanmar Cultural Research Society (MCRS), Myanmar/Burma
  211. Myanmar ICT for Developlement Organization-(ဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးမ အတွက်ခမန်မောအ ု ်စီတီအဖွ ွဲ့), Myanmar/Burma
  212. Myanmar Independent living Initiative-MILI, Myanmar/Burma
  213. Myeik Lawyer Network, Myanmar/Burma
  214. Myit Ma Ayeyarwaddy Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  215. National Network for Education Reform NNER, Myanmar/Burma
  216. New Generation ( Won Tho )− မ ျိုးဆက်သစ်(ဝန်ျိုးသ ု), Myanmar/Burma
  217. Nway Htway Thaw Yin Khwin ရနွျိုးရထွျိုးရသော ်ခွ ်, Myanmar/Burma
  218. Nyan Lynn Thit Analytica, Myanmar/Burma
  219. Open Development Foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  220. Our Natural Land, Myanmar/Burma
  221. Oway Education and Youth Institute, Myanmar/Burma
  222. Pan Taing Shin Women Rural Development Orgalization, Myanmar/Burma
  223. Pan Thi Kyo LGBT Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  224. Paung Ku, Myanmar/Burma
  225. Paungsee Myittar Organization, Myanmar/Burma, Myanmar/Burma
  226. PCMJ Protection Committe for Myanmar Journalist, Myanmar/Burma
  227. Peasant and Land Labour Union ( Myeik ) ရတော ်သ လယ်သမောျိုး, Myanmar/Burma
  228. မ ောျိုးန ှ ရ့်် ခမယောလုပ်သောျိုးမ ောျိုးသမဂ္ဂ(ငမ တ်), Myanmar/Burma
  229. Peasants Legal Aid Network (PLAN), Myanmar/Burma
  230. Phyu Sin Myittar Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  231. Pone Yate Sit Regional Development Orgalization, Myanmar/Burma
  232. PSC Taung Gote SPC (ရတော ်ကုတ်), Myanmar/Burma
  233. Public Service Committee(PSC)Taungoke, Myanmar/Burma
  234. Rakhine State Physically Handicapped Association ( ခ ု ်ခပည်နယ်မသန်စွမ်ျိုးသ မ ောျိုး, Myanmar/Burma
  235. Rakka Ahr Marn ( ကခအောျိုးမောန်အဖွ ွဲ့), Myanmar/Burma
  236. Rambrae Township Development Organization- မ်ျိုးင ငမ ွဲ့နယ်ဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးတ ုျိုးတက်ရ ျိုး အဖွ ွဲ့, Myanmar/Burma
  237. Reliable Organization RO, Myanmar/Burma
  238. Representative Committee Of Education College Students Unions, Myanmar/Burma
  239. Research Institute for Society and Ecology, Myanmar/Burma
  240. Rule of law watch group, Myanmar/Burma
  241. Rural Community Development Society, Myanmar/Burma
  242. Rural Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  243. S& K mining Watch, Myanmar/Burma
  244. Salween Network သ လွ ်ကွန်ယက်(ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  245. SaNaR, Myanmar/Burma
  246. Sane Lann Myo Set ( Hpa An ) စ မ်ျိုးလန်ျိုးမ ျိုးဆက်(ဖောျိုးအ ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  247. Sarnar Kyi Phyu Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  248. SarPhyu Famar Network, Myanmar/Burma
  249. Save the Salween Network, Myanmar/Burma
  250. Saytana Shaesaung Youth Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  251. Saytanar Shin Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  252. Sein Yaung So Activities (Tada U), Myanmar/Burma
  253. Shan Women Development Network, Myanmar/Burma
  254. Sharing – မျှရဝ ော, Myanmar/Burma
  255. ShiningStarInterfaith&HR Group, Myanmar/Burma
  256. Shwe Nathar Famar Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  257. Shwe Thinkha Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  258. Shwechinthae Social Service Group (shwebo), Myanmar/Burma
  259. SKY-youth, Kyaukphyu, Myanmar/Burma
  260. Social Program Aid for Civic Education(SPACE), Myanmar/Burma
  261. Southern Youth Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  262. Summer Shelter Library (ရနွအ ပ်စောကကည့််တ ုက်), Myanmar/Burma
  263. Swam Su Ti Rural Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  264. Synergy (Social Harmony Organization), Myanmar/Burma
  265. Tanintharyi MATA, Myanmar/Burma
  266. Tarkapaw Youth Group, Myanmar/Burma
  267. TEN Taunggyi Education Network, Myanmar/Burma
  268. Thanbyuzayart Mon Youth Organization သ ခဖြူဇ ပ်ငမ ွဲ့နယ်လ ုျိုးဆ ု ် ောမွန်လ ယ်အဖွ ွဲ့အစည်ျိုး, Myanmar/Burma
  269. Thantwe Development Organization (သ တွ ဖွ ွဲ့ ငဖ ျိုးတ ုျိုးတက်ရ ျိုး အသ ်ျိုး), Myanmar/Burma
  270. The Helpers for Perfect Democracy(HPD) – Monywa, Myanmar/Burma
  271. The Seagull: Human Rights, Peace & Development, Myanmar/Burma
  272. Thint Myat Lo Thu Myat ((Peace Seekers and Multiculturalist Movement), Myanmar/Burma
  273. Thit Sar Gone Network သစစောဂ္ုဏ်ကွန်ယက်, Myanmar/Burma
  274. Thuriya Sandra Environmental Watch Group, Myanmar/Burma
  275. THWEE CSO ( Kawkareik ) သွီျိုး CSO (ရကော့်က တ်ငမ ွဲ့နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  276. Township Leading Group (Waingmaw), Myanmar/Burma
  277. Uakthon Local Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  278. Waing Maw CSO Network, Myanmar/Burma
  279. WAN Lark Development Foundation (WLDF), Myanmar/Burma
  280. Windayel Village Social Organization ( Hpa An ) ဝ ်ျိုးေ ယ်ရက ျိုး ွောလ မ ရ ျိုးအဖွ ွဲ့(ဖောျိုးအ မ ု.နယ်), Myanmar/Burma
  281. Women fellowship,Matupi, Myanmar/Burma
  282. Women Capacity Building,Kawkareik အမ ျိုးသမီျိုးစွမ်ျိုးရဆော ် ည်ခမ, Myanmar/Burma
  283. ြှ တ့်် ရ် ျိုး−ရကော့်က တ်ငမ .နယ်, Myanmar/Burma
  284. Women for women foundation, Myanmar/Burma
  285. Women Peace and Security Network- Northern Shan State (WPSN-NSS), Myanmar/Burma
  286. Worker Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  287. Yae Kyi Sann social support group (BAGO), Myanmar/Burma
  288. Yai Ywal Yar Youth Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  289. Yangon Watch, Myanmar/Burma
  290. Yatanar Young Chi Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  291. YMCA of Mandalay, Myanmar/Burma
  292. Young Ni Oo Social Development Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  293. Young Ni Oo Women Group, Myanmar/Burma
  294. Youth Ahsee Ahyone – Bago (လ ယ်အစည်ျိုးအရ ုျိုးပ ခ ျိုး), Myanmar/Burma
  295. Zinlum Committee (Tanphaye), Myanmar/Burma
  296. Zomi Student and Youth Organization, Myanmar/Burma
  297. Zomia International Myanmar, Myanmar/Burma


  1. José Manuel Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Prize co-awardee, Timor-Leste
  2. Seng Raw Lahpai, 2013 Ramon Magsaysay awardee, Myanmar/Burma
  3. Tirmizy Abdullah, Associate Professor, Mindanao State University, the Philippines
  4. William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Activist and Freelance Journalist, York, United Kingdom
  5. Corazon Fabros, Vice President, International Peace Bureau, Global/the Philippines

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