Founded in 1988, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is an international NGO which maintains offices in Washington DC, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels and a field office in Dharamshala, India. Its political stance is in line with that defined by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile, namely the search for autonomy within the People’s Republic of China through the Sino-Tibetan dialogue.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. ICT does the following:
- Monitors and reports on human rights, environmental and socio economic conditions in Tibet
- Advocates for Tibetans imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs
- Works with governments to develop policies and programs to help Tibetans
- Secures humanitarian and development assistance for Tibetans
- Works with Chinese institutions and individuals to build understanding and trust, and explores relationships between Tibetans and Chinese
- Mobilizes individuals and the international community to take action on behalf of Tibetans
- Promote sself-determination for the Tibetan people through negotiations between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama
ICT is a member of FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights).