The proactive steps towards a long term solution being taken inside the KIO control area and all over Kachin State would takes days to explain. Positive steps toward a lasting solution being taken by the Burmese government, regional neighbors and the international community is unfortunately not much to mention.
Some positive hi-lights are the US-Burma Jade Act, Aung San Suu Kyi starting to be vocal about the ethnic situation and The US Assistant Secretary of State, Kurt Campbell meeting with representatives of Kachin and other ethnic groups.
Kachin’s neighbor, and the world’s largest democracy, India called the 2010 elections “free and fair” largely under pressure from China.
ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is considering Burma’s bid for the ASEAN chair for 2014, despite many warning that Burma is unfit due to its human rights abuses and its 2010 undemocratic election.