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Tibetans in North America to set up umbrella body, conduct mass campaign on Dec 10

President Dr Lobsang Sangay addressing the 16th annual conference of North American Tibetan Associations. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)
President Dr Lobsang Sangay addressing the 16th annual conference of North American Tibetan Associations. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Sep14, 2017) – A federation of all Tibetan Associations in the USA will be set up on Dec 10, the World Human Rights Day, this year to serve as an umbrella organization for all Tibetan groups in the country. Also, a mass campaign will be held in New York City on the same day to raise the issue of Tibet and show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet. These were part of a 13-page resolution adopted at the 16th annual conference of North America Tibetan Associations from 8 to 10 Sep, said the Central Tibetan Administration at Dharamshala, India, on its Tibet.net website Sep 13.

The resolutions adopted at the conference were reported to have dealt with three main issues, namely, the Dalai Lama’s visits to North America and his security arrangements; intensifying the Advocacy on Tibet with the support of International Campaign for Tibet and Office of Tibet, both in Washington, DC; and strengthening the Tibetan Associations in North America by improving the structure of the Associations, reaching out to Tibetan Buddhist Centers and serving Tibetans in the preservation of Tibetan culture, language and religion.

The conference’s inaugural meet was earlier addressed by the President of the Central Tibetan Administration, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, who was reported to have stressed on “Unity among Tibetans” as “primordial” goal of every Tibetan to further strengthen the Tibetan cause.

The conference was reported to have seen participation by 62 representatives from 27 Tibetan Associations in North America.

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