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Speaker congratulates newly appointed US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 17:19

Dharamshala: Speaker Pema Jungney of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile congratulated Robert A. Destro, the current Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on being appointed as the new US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. Greeting the newly appointed US Special Coordinator … Continued

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History Made: Sikyong Invited formally to the US State Department

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:51

Washington DC: Today marks the historic date when Sikyong (President) Dr. Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration entered the United States Harry S. Truman building in Washington DC. This is the first time the CTA Sikyong was formally invited … Continued

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29th COVID-19 briefing: Both SORIG and allopathic treatment recommended for speedy recovery

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 02:04

Dharamshala: In a briefing on the COVID status in Tibetan diaspora held today, Dr Tsering Tsamchoe said 168 new cases have been reported this week across India and Nepal (136 from India and 32 from Nepal). In India: 91 cases are … Continued

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Working Together for a Peaceful World

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 01:25

Dharamshala: This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited by the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation to give a short talk and answer questions from students around the world. He was welcomed by the grandnephews of Dr Abdul … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama advises Mongolian followers to study Buddhism as science

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 21:35

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today addressed an assembly of Buddhist monks at Gaden Tegcheling monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His Holiness said that Buddhism was not the primary bridge of Tibet and Mongolia’s relations as both their relations is said … Continued

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CTA President wishes Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur swift recovery from COVID-19

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 20:39

Dharamshala: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay wished honourable chief minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur quick recovery and good health after the Himachal CM revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I, along with the Tibetan people, would like to convey … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama wishes Himachal CM a speedy recovery

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 19:53

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has wished a speedy recovery to the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, following the CM’s announcement that he was quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19. In a letter written to the … Continued

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Speaker Pema Jungney welcomes the designation of US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:33

Dharamshala: Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney welcomed the designation of the current Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor as the sixth United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. … Continued

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US Government Appoints New Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 03:23

Washington DC: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro as the new U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. According to the press release, “Consistent with the Tibetan Policy Act, Special Coordinator Destro will … Continued

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China elected to the UN Human Rights Council with reduced support

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 13:41

Geneva: China has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, 13 October 2020 during the ongoing 75th General Assembly Session at the UN headquarters in New York. Even though the results were quite expected, the elections, however, saw … Continued

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The United Nations and Human Rights: No More “Universal” or “Rights”

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 13:17

By Tenzing Wangdak for Tibet Policy Institute, 14 October 2020, Read the original article published on tibetpolicy.net “The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around … Continued

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Sikyong at Václav Havel Human Rights Symposium on China: ‘Either we change China or China will change us’

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 18:07

Dharamshala: The human rights in China under the leadership of President Xi-Jinping has gone from bad to worse and the World Report for the last couple of years is a testimony to that. The Communist Party of China views human … Continued

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Tibet Interest Group (TIG) vows to raise China’s forced labour camp issue in the European Parliament

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:03

Brussels: The Tibet Interest Group (TIG) in the European Parliament held a webinar on October 9 on ‘How to Effectively Campaign for Tibet in the EU under the Pandemic Situation?’. The event hosted and chaired by MEP Mikulas Peksa, President … Continued

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Former President of European Economic and Social Committee host webinar on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s thoughts and admiration for EU

Sun, 10/11/2020 - 18:11

Brussels: The former President of EESC of the European Union hosted a workshop on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on independence, ecology and his admiration of the European Union Mr Henri Malosse, former President of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) of … Continued

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CTA President mourns demise of Union Minister and longtime Tibet supporter Ram Vilas Paswan

Sun, 10/11/2020 - 17:48

Dharamshala: CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay on Friday condoled the death of Union minister and longtime Tibet supporter, Ram Vilas Paswan. Lok Janshakti Party leader and Union Minister of Atomic Energy Commission, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, died on Thursday at … Continued

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Sikyong welcomes Health dept’s initiative on World Mental Health Day, says ‘holistic approach is key’

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 23:41

Dharamshala: On the occassion of World Mental Health Day, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay called for holistic approach to promoting mental health in the Tibetan community. In a video statement published earlier today, Sikyong spoke on issues of mental health and … Continued

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Concern for others is tantamount to developing inner peace: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on World Mental Health Day

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 19:06

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared a message today on World Mental Health Day, reminding everyone that when it comes to developing peace of mind, concern for others is tantamount. At the same time, he expressed his appreciation for … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates the World Food Programme on Nobel Peace Prize

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 17:21

Dharamshala: On receiving the news that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to the UN World Food Programme, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to David Beasley, the Executive Director, to convey his congratulations. “This is a recognition … Continued

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‘To us, the anniversary means illegal occupation and violent takeover of the Tibetan people’: CTA President on 70th anniversary of China’s annexation of Tibet

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 19:44

Dharamshala: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Chinese annexation of Tibet, CTA President, Dr Lobsang Sangay spoke to Anthony Howard of Deutsche Welle on the historical impacts, the ever-growing global movement for the just cause of Tibet, flourishing of Tibetan democracy … Continued

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OOT, Russia joins ceremony ahead of new Temple being built to commemorate H.H. the Dalai Lama’s visit in 1992

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 19:23

Moscow: Honorary representative Telo Tulku Rinpoche and monks from Kalmyk Central monastery conducted a groundbreaking ritual for future construction of the Buddhist temple in Ketchenery, Republic of Kalmykia. In the opening remarks by Telo Tulku Rinpoche, he recalled that in 1992, … Continued

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