Our Mission

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; and
  • Promotes self-determination for the Tibetan people through negotiations between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.

Founded in 1988, ICT, a 501(c)(3) organization, maintains offices in Washington, DC, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Brussels with a field office in Dharamsala, India.

30 Years of Accomplishments and Milestones

On March 15, 1988, the International Campaign for Tibet was established to support the Tibetan people’s struggle for human rights and democratic freedoms. From a handful of dedicated individuals, ICT has grown into an international organization empowered by the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

We thank all the good people who have supported ICT’s work over the last 30 years in the belief that the survival of Tibet’s ancient wisdom culture is of profound importance to the very survival of the global community. At this urgent and critical moment in Tibetan history, we recommit our energies and best efforts towards a peaceful solution for Tibet secured in the dignity of the Tibetan people.

ICT at 20 Years | 1988-2008