The Board of Directors of International Campaign for Tibet Europe is delighted to announce that Wangpo Tethong will be the new Executive Director. He succeeds Tsering Jampa, who established the office in 1999 and is going into retirement in October 2021.
Tibetans are straining under the crushing weight of a totalitarian one-party dictatorship. The Tibetan people have no say in running their own affairs; all important decisions are made by the CCP and non-Tibetans dominate key leadership posts.
At the ongoing 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Melanie Blondelle delivered a statement on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights calling on China to respect the cultural rights of Tibetans with regard to language and education.
On International Olympic Day today, the International Campaign for Tibet and other organisations held a protest in Brussels to call upon the European Union to take a firm stance against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of the Chinese Government’s severe human rights violations.
In a joint declaration following their summit held today in Brussels, the European Union and the United States have underlined their shared concerns about China’s human rights violations, including in Tibet.
The Senate of the Czech Republic this week urged Czech political leaders to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China over Beijing’s human rights abuses, in particular against Tibetans and Uyghurs.
As leaders of some of the world’s most powerful countries prepare to meet at the G7 summit, the International Campaign for Tibet is calling on them to take up the crisis in Tibet.
In the latest World Heritage Watch Report, the International Campaign for Tibet calls for the first time for designating the UNESCO protected “Historical Ensemble of the Potala Palace,” part of which is Lhasa’s 1,300 year-old Jokhang temple, as a World Heritage in Danger.
Thirty-two years ago today, the Chinese government killed thousands of its own people at Tiananmen Square. All these years later, the International Campaign for Tibet remains inspired by the numerous Chinese, many of them young students, who filled the streets that day, demanding democracy and freedom.
Penpa Tsering took over today as the new president of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India at a simple ceremony on account of COVID-19 lockdown rules in place in India.