In 1998 The KNU Central Committee initiated the formation of the Karen National Unity Seminar. They formed an organising committee for Karen National Seminar that was lead by P’doh Ba Thein Sein, P’doh Mahn Sha Lah Phan and P’doh David Taw.
The Unity Committee for Karen Armed Groups headed by GOC of KNLA General Jonny held its second meeting at Shwe Kokko Myaing on the 3rd September 2013.
Ethnic Karen constitutes around 10% of the total population of the Union of Burma/Myanmar, depending on the source of data being referred to. In terms of geographical distribution, Karen people reside in significant numbers in 2 States (Karen and Mon) and 4 Regions (Ayeyarwady, Yangon, Bago and Tanintharyi) out of 7 States and 7 administrative Regions.
Joint Statement Peace and Unity Committee, Special Region (4), Eastern Shan State And The Karen National Union
The Peace and Unity Committee, Special Region (4), Eastern Shan State and the Karen National Union met in Mine Lar and discussed the Peace Process.
Chairman U Sai Lin led a team of seven members from the Standing Committee of the Peace and Unity Committee, Special Region (4) and met with General Mutu Sae Poe President of the Karen National Union (KNU) who led a team of seven members, which included political, military and quartermaster officers.
Joint Statement United Wa State Party (UWSP) and Karen National Union (KNU)
The Karen National Union (KNU) and United Wa State Party (UWSP) met together at the Central Meeting Hall in Pa Sang, Wa State. They openly and freely discussed and shared their opinions and perspectives on the process of peace building in the Union of Burma/ Myanmar.
The KNU delegation led by President of the Karen National Union General Mutu Sae Poe, included Col. Saw Roger Khin, General Saw Isaac Po, Col. Saw Htoo Htoo Lay and Saw Tamula met with the United Wa State Party led by 2nd General Secretary/Vice-Chairman of State Government Xiao Mingliang (Shauk Min Lyan) and 8 delegates.
During the meeting the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), peaceful negotiations of political issues (National Political Dialogue) and the signing of the Nationwide Peace Agreement, in other words the National Accords, of the Peace Process were discussed.
A KNU delegation led by KNU President General Mutu Sae Poe left from their headquarters on 2 June 2014. They went to meet with President U Thein Sein, the Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlang, and Pyidanungsu Hluttaw House Speaker Thura U Shwe Mahn in Naypyidaw, Burma/Myanmar.
The 65th Anniversary of Karen Armed Forces Day
The 65th anniversary of Karen Armed Forces (Kawthoolei Army) Day was commemorated on July 5, 2014 at KNLA Headquarters. KNU general secretary, P’doh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU Organizing and Information Department Head Padoh Saw Hla Tun, KNLA officials, New Generation Leaders Program students, Medical students and the general public attended the ceremony.
KNU holds Central Standing Committee Meeting
16 July, 2015, Law Khee Lah: The Karen National Union (KNU) Central Standing Committee Meeting was successfully held from 14 – 16 July 2014 in Law Khee Lar, Hpa‐an District, Karen State. The meeting was attended by a total of (40) out of (48) committee members.
Laiza's Spirit for Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement
A 9-member Karen National Union delegation led by President General Mutu Sae Poe, left KNU Supreme Headquarters on July 19,2014 to participate at the Ethnic Armed Resistance Organizations Conference held in Laiza, Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) Headquarters from July 24-26, 2014.