Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 25, May 2018 07:57 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Rangzen conference participants call on the Dalai Lama
Canada asks China to free Tibetan language rights activist
Tibetan rights group condemns sentencing of language rights crusader
5th International Rangzen Conference begins
United States "disappointed" by sentencing of Tibetan language right activist
Tibetan language right activist sentenced to five years
Chinese pressure gags documentary film on Taiwanese rockstar turned politician
Tibetan man arrested for Dalai Lama books and Video CD
Uphold Tibetan dignity wherever you go, Dalai Lama to Tibetan national football squad
Former NA Representative approaches Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
Devotees attend the Avalokiteshvara Six-Syllable empowerment (joluk chenresig yege drukmey jenang) at the Main Tibetan Temple, May 16, 2018 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Tibetans rally in front of the UN in Geneva
Phayul[Tuesday, April 12, 2005 03:39]
By Tenzin Samphel

Over 110 Tibetans held a rally in front of the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday, 7 April as the annual 6-week 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights is at about its mid-point.

Tibetans called for an end to the gross human rights violations in Tibet and also for regular dialogues between His Holiness' representatives and the Chinese authorities towards finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Tibetan problem.

Representatives of Tibetan NGOs attending the current session of the UNCHR briefed the fellow Tibetans on their participation in the Human Rights Commission. Among those who spoke included Mr. Kalsang Phuntsok, President Tibetan Youth Congress, (TYC), Mrs. B. Tsering, President Tibetan Women's Association, (TWA) and Mrs. Norzin Dolma from the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) in India.

The speakers shared their observations and experiences at the Commission on Human Rights. During this session, Tibetan participants were able to make seven oral statements on the human rights situation in Tibet. At the same time, they took active part in meetings held in parallel to the 61st session by various Governments, UN and UN accredited NGOs, including Amnesty International, (AI) International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Human Rights Watch to discuss various human rights issues.

Mr. Lobsang Gangshontsang, President of the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein thanked the Tibetans gathered from across Switzerland and for the Tibetan delegates attending the UN Commission on Human Rights for sharing their thoughts.

While thanking the participants in the rally, Mr. Chhime R. Chhoekyapa, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Geneva also commended the valuable contribution the NGO delegates made in highlighting the situation of human rights in Tibet at the session of the UN's highest Human Rights body.

This rally coincided with the address of the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan to the Commission on Human Rights. He said, "We must do more to protect fundamental rights and freedoms."

The gathering of Tibetans in their traditional dress and with flags, including Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in front of the UN Building was very eye catching.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments ยป
No need of UNO (Phuntsok)
UPC O in place of UNO (Kalsang)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Chinese Premier winds up trip, says 'Delhi, Beijing are brothers'
Group criticizes China on Muslim culture
Tibetans in Dharamshala hope for better future
India-Tibet Friendship Society Delegation Submits a Memorandum to Prime Minister
China accepts Sikkim as part of India
TYC Activists put under House arrest: Phones Tapped
Protests in Bhopal against China PM visit
Tibetan-American Buried Among American War Heroes
How he climbed the great wall of protest
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement