United Nations Advocacy for Tibet
ICT campaigns various United Nations mechanisms to raise Tibetan issues on the world stage and to have China address these issues. These efforts include testifying before UN commissions, attending UN conferences, and appealing to Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups.
ICT annually attends the meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in order to interact with representatives of governments from around the world and educate them on the harsh realities inside Tibet.
ICT works closely with the Tibetan Government-in-Exile's UN team to build support from and relationships with the delegates of the Commission's members. In addition, ICT organizes seminars, rallies, and other activities on the current situation in Tibet.
Under the UNCHR there are 20 Special Rapporteurs or Working Groups, such as the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, and the Working Group on Torture. ICT regularly attends seminars and organizes briefings for U.N. Special Rapporteurs. In addition, ICT frequently works to bring issues such as the ongoing religious persecution in Tibet to the attention of UN Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups. This includes formal appeals and postcard campaigns urging the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to take urgent action concerning the current status of the Panchen Lama, who was kidnapped by Chinese authorities in 1995.
ICT will continue to speak out against human rights violations in Tibet and work for the passage of a resolution at the UNCHR that condemns the Chinese government's human rights violations.
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ICT Press Releases
- 3 May, 2013International Campaign for Tibet
- 24 April, 2013International Campaign for Tibet
- 15 April, 2013International Campaign for Tibet