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Tibet Resolution passed at IUSY World Congress

June 24, 2012

Paraguay April 2012: Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) successfully passed a resolution on Tibet condemning China’s illegal occupation of Tibet and supporting Tibet’s Independence during the largest gathering of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY).  IUSY World Congress, the highest decision-making body, which takes place, every second year, was held in Paraguay from 20-24 April 2012.   The Tibet Resolution, which was made available in three languages by the organizing committee, was reviewed by all members attending the congress and passed with an overwhelming majority. Tenzin Norsang, Joint Secretary who represented TYC at the Congress addressed the gathering and presented the resolution while giving a detailed account of the current situation inside Tibet, facts on the self immolations and the Chinese Communist Party’s oppressive policies. 
Norsang also met with the President of the Republic of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo who was the chief guest of the opening day ceremony and briefed him about the dire situation inside Tibet. Reverberating the theme of the Congress, Norsang said, “an equal world and change is possible only when we put the Tibet resolution into action”.
Following the opening ceremony, sub committees were formed to enable discussions and submit opinions and views in the drafting process of the IUSY Global Political Manifesto.  Themes for discussion were global democracy and human rights; peace security for safe and free development; progressive economics for social justice and sustainable development.  Norsang participated in the discussion on global democracy and human rights where he raised the issue of abuses and discrimination resulting from occupation such as cultural genocide, sterilization, education and the one-child policy and the role of the UN in occupied countries, which had not originally reflected in the draft. After a long discussion and debate, all points raised by Norsang were taken up for consideration.
IUSY is the largest political youth organization in the world representing more than 100 countries and 150 member organisations.  It is an organization of socialist, social democratic and labour political youth organizations from around the world with a UN consultative status. Founded in 1907, and re-organized after the Second World War in 1946, IUSY actively fights for change and social justice in the world.  TYC has retained an observer status with IUSY since the early 1990’s which has enabled TYC in the past to make oral statements at the United Nations on the situation inside Tibet.

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