North Nasioi Agreement

Country/entity
Papua New Guinea
Bougainville
Region
Asia and Pacific
Agreement name
North Nasioi Agreement
Date
18/10/1994
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Bougainville Conflict (1987 - 1998)
The conflict on Bougainville, an island under the jurisdiction of Papua New Guinea (PNG), began in 1987 as a dispute over compensation for the use of land by Bougainville Copper Ltd, a an Australian subsidiary. The underlying issue of independence soon emerged and the conflict escalated between the government of PNG and the native islanders, in turn spearheaded by the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA). Until fighting ended in 1998, an estimated 20,000 died in the conflict. Several pre-negotiation agreements culminated in an agreement to a ‘permanent and irrevocable’ ceasefire, and a framework for normalizing the PNG-Bourgainville relationship, which included elections.

Bougainville Conflict (1987 - 1998) )
Stage
Pre-negotiation/process (Principles)
Conflict nature
Government/territory
Peace process
10: Bougainville: peace process
Parties
Bougainville Interim Government Spokesmen; Representatives of the village Councils of Chiefs of the Central District of Bougainville; The big men of the South Nasioi, Aropa Valley and Pinei Valley; Commanders of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army from the North Nasioi area of Bougainville; The representatives of women's associations and churches
Third parties
Description
This short agreement contains a commitment by all Parties to achieving peace in Bougainville based on 6 principles.

Agreement document
PG_941018_North Nasioi Agreement.pdf

Main category
Page 1
The representatives of an independent state of Papua New Guinea whose names and signatures are set out below; and
... 4. The representatives of women's associations and churches

Page 1, Taking into account:
The basic aims and goals underlying the resolutions agreed to by the Bougainville Peace Conference at its meeting in Arawa on Friday the 14th day of October 1994; and
The fundamental rights and freedoms of the peoples of Bougainville; and
The principles and matters of concern recognized by the parties, including:
... e) The unnecessary deaths of innocent mothers and their babies resulting from the conflict and the blockade;

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
Pregnancy/maternity
Page 1 The representatives of an independent state of Papua New Guinea whose names and signatures are set out below: ... 4. The representatives of women's associations and churches Page 1, The principles and matters of concern recognized by the parties, including: ... e) The unnecessary deaths of innocent mothers and their babies resulting from the conflict and the blockade;
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
Other
Page 1
The principles and matters of concern recognized by the parties, including:
...
e) The unnecessary deaths of innocent mothers and their babies resulting from the conflict and the blockade;
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
Signing or witnessing agreement
Page 1
The representatives of an independent state of Papua New Guinea whose names and
signatures are set out below:
...
4. The representatives of women's associations and churches
Other
No specific mention.

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