A central component of the VIII UNPO General Assembly, held this year in Taipei, Taiwan, from 27 – 29 October, was to facilitate the discussion of specific problems facing UNPO Members, as well as potential strategies for resolving these with the help of UNPO, its Members, and its supporters.
As part of this process, a Session on the final day of proceedings, Sunday 29 October, was dedicated entirely to the presentation and discussion of resolutions submitted by UNPO Members, detailing specific problems faced by their communities, and detailing the steps that might be taken towards a peaceful and equitable solution.
The following resolution was submitted by the delegation from Naga and adopted by the UNPO VIII General Assembly:
For Third Party Intervention in the Talks Between India and the NSCN
The UNPO General Assembly;
Concerned that the latest development in the political negotiations between the government of India and the NSCN has reached a critical stage, if not a stalemate;
Recognizing the Naga’s struggle for self-determination has been ongoing for more than five decades;
Mindful of their strong desire to have their own political, historical and cultural identity amongst the Nations of the world;
Hopeful that a just and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue will emerge, as acceptable to both the parties;
Therefore, we urge The UNPO General Assembly to:
1. Strongly endorse a third party intervention, under the supervision of the UN, to act as a monitor/mediator between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN);
2. Urge the Indian Government to expedite the Indo-Naga peace negotiations for a just and honourable political agreement, thereby giving the Nagas opportunity to prove themselves a committed partner to a democratic India.