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Congress calls on Trump Administration to implement statutory obligation by appointing a US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

June 22, 2017

As the Trump Administration prepares to name the next level of officials for the State Department, 37 members of Congress have written to President Trump reminding him of his statutory obligation, established under the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, to appoint a Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. The letter begins: “As members of the United States Congress, we write to urge you to appoint the position of Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues at the US Department of State as soon as possible.”

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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Reiterates call for Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen’s reunification with his family

The United States has reiterated a call to enable Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen to reunite with his family. In her opening remarks at a screening of Dhondup’s documentary, Leaving Fear Behind, on December 11, 2014, Under Secretary of State and Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Sarah Sewall made the call when talking about the film. […]

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Congress funds again Tibet programs in 2014 spending bill

January 15, 2014

The U.S. Congress continued its steady support for Tibet through the provision of approximately $19 million for Tibet programs through the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill on January 15, and the Senate soon thereafter.

“The United States Congress has once again given strong support to the cause of Tibet,” said Todd Stein, Director of Government Relations at the International Campaign for Tibet. “While these programs are but a minuscule part of the overall foreign aid budget, this investment yields big dividends for Tibetans and their efforts to preserve their culture and identity.”

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Under Secretary Otero

Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero leaves State

U.S. Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero leaves the U.S. State Department today after overseeing a broad range of issues, including serving as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, during the first term of the Obama Administration. The International Campaign for Tibet thanks Under Secretary Otero and her staff for their […]

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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues talks to VOA Tibetan

Interview in English » Interview in Tibetan » Dialogue between Tibetans in exile and the Chinese government “[W]e do believe that dialogue is the best way in which the longstanding differences that have existed are addressed… We will continue to encourage and to urge and to ask strongly that the Chinese government continue these dialogues. […]

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US Tibet Coordinator visits Tibetan settlement in south India

Under Secretary of State Maria Otero, who serves concurrently as U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, visited the Tibetan refugee settlement in Bylakuppe in the southern Indian state of Karnataka on February 8 and 9, 2011. Her visit to the largest Tibetan settlement in India is the first by a Tibet Coordinator, the top U.S. […]

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US government statements regarding US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues’ visit to India

U.S. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero visits India U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India Press Releases 2011 February 8, 2011 Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero is visiting India February 8-11, traveling to Karnataka and New Delhi. In Karnataka, Under Secretary Otero is visiting the Bylakuppe […]

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Maria Otero announced today as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the appointment of Under Secretary Maria Otero as the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, announced today by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The appointment of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues is mandated by the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 and is an indication of the United States’ […]

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US Tibet Coordinator arrives with Bush in Beijing

Washington, DC – President Bush underscored the commitment he made to the Dalai Lama last year at the White House to raise Tibet with President Jiang Zemin by including Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. Tibet Coordinator, in his official delegation to Beijing. Dobriansky also accompanied President Bush to the October Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation […]

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Paula Dobriansky named Tibet Coordinator

Secretary of State Colin Powell has designated Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues in the Bush Administration. Dobriansky will take on this responsibility in addition to her current position. In appointing an Under Secretary of State, Powell has elevated the stature of the position from the Assistant […]

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Powell supports Tibet Coordinator position in State Department restructuring

Secretary of State Colin Powell has eliminated 23 out of 55 special envoys, representatives, and advisor positions in a move to downsize the State Department, but the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues is among the positions he will retain. “This is a significant indication that Secretary Powell believes in the efficacy of […]

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Taft steps down as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

In an anticipated move as part of the transition from the Clinton Administration to the Bush Administration, Julia Taft has resigned her post as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Her resignation also means that she will no longer carry out her duties as the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, an appointment […]

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