The KNU is the leading political organisation representing the aspirations of the Karen people. The KNU was founded in 1947. The main aim of the KNU is a genuine Federal Union based on equality and self-determination. Our mission is to establish a genuine Federal Union in cooperation with all the Karen and all the ethnic people in the country bringing harmony, peace, stability and prosperity for all.
The goal of the KNU - Karen National Union is to get the right of equality and self-decision among different ethnic groups from each sates when building a genuine Union. The responsibility of KNU - Karen National Union is to build unity in a genuine Union through the co-operation of all the Karen People gaining prosperity in ethnic solidarity, peace and stability.
Chairman of the Karen National Union and Central Executive Committee member elected at the 16th Congress.See More
KNU - Karen National Union is the organization that is leading political leadership for entire Karen, Organizing, liberation for Karen Nation and functioning with the vision of Karen National.
KNU - Karen National Union furture events and meetings are as follows.
''We want to achieve sustainable peace, based on the equality, where there is mutual respect and recognitions among individuals, communities and ethnicities.''
"Support the peace efforts" The prolonged internal armed conflict among us did not bring any benefit to our country and our people. It only brought destruction and suffering. That's why we are trying to find solutions through negotiations rather than using weapons. Even if you don't support the peace efforts, I'd like to urge you all to restrain from expressing negative criticism, slandering or plotting against the peace efforts.
The positive progress must be there if the common working process, position, objective and norms are going to be sought for the achievement of peace.
When we were fighting in the battlefield, we fought and killed bravely and fiercely. Now that we are pursuing peace, we shall move forward vigorously and relentlessly without taking any step back.
On July 22, KNU is holding 3rd Center Standing Committee Meeting. This meeting is taking plan in Pa-an district, Lay Wah. The meeting will take around 2 weeks. In this meeting, Karen National Union leaders will discuss political issue, KNU administration, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, Peace Process, Cooperation with EAOs and other related issues....Read More