Burma: Conflict Resolution

Department for International Development written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much, in total, the UK has provided in aid funding to the government of Burma for the peace process in Burma since 2015.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK supports the peace process in Burma through the Joint Peace Fund and the Joint Monitoring Committee.

The UK has provided GBP £5.4 million to the Joint Peace Fund (JPF) since 2015. The JPF is funded by 11 international donors and supports all parties to the peace process on peacebuilding measures such as dialogue and negotiation. Of the £5.4m provided by the UK, £283,000 has been provided to the government of Burma. The UK has also provided £136,000 to the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The JMC was set up by the Burmese authorities and the signatory groups to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement to oversee dialogue between parties.

DFID’s peacebuilding programme is reviewed annually, as is all support to the peace process.

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