UNPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY XVII – 21st TO 23rd APRIL, 2023, BARCELONA
RESOLUTION ON NAGALIM
Declare that Nagalim represented by the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) is a signatory to the UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization) covenant against “terrorism, extremism, discrimination and violence in all its form”.
Respecting contemporary reality to resolve conflict through democratic means and negotiation through peaceful means, the Government of India (GoI) and the NSCN entered into a ceasefire in August 1997 and started political negotiation. Subsequently, the GoI recognized the unique history and situation of the Nagas on July 11, 2002 and the Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015.
Deeply concerned that the GoI while having political negotiations with the NSCN since August 1, 1997, at the Prime Minister level, without preconditions and outside India in a third country is deliberately misrepresenting NSCN as a “terror organization”. This position of the GoI contradicts the series of joint agreements between the two parties. Among others, they include:
(a) The Government of India recognizing the “Unique history and situation” of the Nagas on July 11, 2002.
(b) The Memorandum of Understanding between the GoI and the NSCN of November 18, 2002, Milan, Italy.
(c) The Framework Agreement between the Government of India (GoI) and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) on August 3, 2015.
Concluded that the sharing of sovereign powers between the two entities recognize in the Framework Agreement as the best way forward towards arriving at a political solution that is honourable and acceptable to both the entities.
Greatly concerned that deadlock has emerged after the signing of the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 on the issue of Naga National Flag and Constitution.
Conclude that India must respect in letter and spirit the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 by acknowledging and recognizing the Naga National Flag and Constitution.
Conclude that international communities must concern itself with the Indo-Naga political negotiation from returning to violent confrontation between India and the Nagas that will disrupt peace, democracy, development and environment, human rights, and freedom.
In this XVII UNPO General Assembly, Nagalim was represented by Mr. Apam Muivah (Maj. Retd.) Executive Member, Steering Committee, NSCN.
UNPO was formed on 11 February, 1991 in The Hague, Netherlands. And Nagalim as represented by NSCN became its pioneer members on January 23rd, 1993.
Some founder members like Armenia, East Timor, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia and Palau have gained full independence and have joined UNO as full-fledged member.