UNESCO approves controversial World Heritage Tibet nomination despite concerns

In a highly charged political environment, a UNESCO committee voted on 7 July 2017 to approve a controversial application by the Chinese government to inscribe a vast Tibetan area as a World Heritage site, although it contravenes values and guidelines of the international cultural body.

Tibet Brief – Edition 59

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 59th edition of its Tibet Brief newsletter. The Tibet Brief is an ICT publication for policy-makers, providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet. In this edition: 19th EU-China Summit and 35th EU-China Human Rights Dialogue held in Brussels; China under scrutiny at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council; Karmapa discusses climate change and Tibet Third Pole during first visit to UK; U.S. President Trump proposes cuts to Tibet programmes; New ruling bans Tibetan children from prayer during holy month (…)

EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

Seven human rights organization, including the International Campaign for Tibet have called on 19 June the European Union to cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements.