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.

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.

19th EU-China Summit – Protest at Schuman Roundabout on 2 June

On 2 June, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be in Brussels to take part to the 19th EU-China Summit. On this occasion,the Tibetan Community in Belgium, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH and the International Campaign for Tibet are organising a protest to call on the EU to take a stand on the deteriorating human rights situation in China.