U.S. Government and Legislative Advocacy
The United States Government can be a powerful and effective advocate for Tibet. Through our Government Relations department, ICT works with:
- The U.S. Congress on Tibetan issues, including on legislation to advance a negotiated settlement for Tibet's future and funding for programs to benefit Tibetans; and
- The U.S. State Department, and especially the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, to ensure that Tibet’s interests are addressed in U.S. foreign policy.
Currently, the United States Government affirms the so-called "one China" policy. At the same time, successive administrations have urged the Chinese leadership to engage in dialogue with the Dalai Lama with a view to resolving differences. Administration criticism of Chinese government policy in Tibet can be found in annual reports on human rights and religious freedom, and through testimony at Congressional hearings.
The State Department’s policy on Tibet is coordinated by the a Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, as mandated by Congress.
In addition, the United States has provided political and programmatic support to the Tibetan people, including humanitarian assistance to Tibetan refugees living in exile, economic development inside Tibet, cultural and educational exchange programs, and independent Tibetan language broadcasts into Tibet.
- U.S. Government and Legislative Advocacy
- Legislation in Congress
- 2012 Presidential Campaign
- Obama Administration: Key Personnel
- Obama Administration Statements on Tibet
- U.S. Presidential Statements on meetings with the Dalai Lama, 1991-2011
- Tibet Funding
- Chronology of Tibetan-Chinese Relations
- State Department Annual Reports on Tibet
- Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
- Congressional Statements & Testimonies
- European & International Advocacy
- Topics and Fact Sheets
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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