United Nationalities Federal Council

ညီညွတ်သော တိုင်းရင်းသား လူမျိုးများ ဖက်ဒရယ်ကောင်စီ

Government name: UNFC




Founded: February 16, 2011
Headquarters: Chiang Mai, Thailand

The UNFC is the latest coalition of ethnic armed organizations. It was renamed and reformed from the Committee for the Emergence of Federal Union (CEFU), founded in Nov. 2010. The UNFC wants to represent all of the ethnic armed forces during peace negotiations with the government.

Previous Ethnic Alliances:

  • National Democratic Front (NDF), 1976-ongoing
  • Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC), 2001-ongoing


The UNFC wants to establish a Federal Union in Myanmar. They have already formed the Federal Union Army (FUA) to protect ethnic areas.

UNFC members (previous members of CEFU)

  1. Kachin Independence Organization (KIO)
  2. New Mon State Party (NMSP)
  3. Shan State Army-North (SSPP /SSA)
  4. Karen National Union (KNU)
  5. Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP)
  6. Chin National Front (CNF)

5 new members:

  1. Lahu Democratic Union (LDU)
  2. Arakan National Council (ANC)
  3. Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization (PNLO)
  4. Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) also known as Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF)
  5. Wa National Organization (WNO)

(previous 6th new member Kachin National Organization has merged with the KIO)

Organization structure:

Each member organization appoints 2-4 individuals for representation in the UNFC Council. Presently, there are 22 members of the UNFC council, 10 are elected central executive committee members.

Federal Union Army (Formed December, 2011)


Peace Process

Preliminary talks

Working with the Working Group on Ethnic Coordination - part of the MPSI coordination mechanism

Official delegation team

Not yet established

UNFC Technical team

  1. Padoh Mahn Mahn (KNU)
  2. Col. Ji Nawng (KIO)
  3. U Aung San Myint (KNPP)
  4. Khun Myint Tun (PNLO)
  5. Nai Kwe Hong Mon (NMSP)
  6. U Twan Zaw (ANC)
  7. Saw Aw Baw Mu Ku Thay (KNU)

Liaison offices


Comprehensive Union Peace & Ceasefire Agreement

CEC members:

  2011     2012-13  
Chairman Lt. Gen. N’Ban La KIO   Lt. Gen. N’Ban La KIO
Vice Chairman - 1 Lt. Gen. Gauri Zau Seng KIO   Khun Abel Tweed KNPP
Vice Chairman - 2 Khun Abel Tweed KNPP   Padoh David Tharckabaw KNU
General Secretary Nai Hongsa aka Nai Hantha NMSP   Nai Hongsa aka Nai Hantha NMSP
Joint Secretary - 1/ spokesman Col. Hkun Okker PNLO   Pa Doh Mahn Mahn KNU
Joint Secretary - 2 Shwe Myo Thant KNPP   Col. Hkun Okker PNLO
Member Mahn Nyein Maung KNU   Dr. Khin Maung NUPA/ANC
Member Dr. Laja KIO   Dr. Laja KIO
Member Dr. Suikhar CNF   Naw Zipporah Sein KNU
Member Bawmwang Laraw KNO   Nai Kwe Hong Mon NMSP

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