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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Tibet: UNPO General Assembly Member Resolution

June 7, 2008

Drawing attention to the plight of the Tibetans and strongly
condeming the crackdown of the Chinese authorities, the resolution
furthermore calls upon China to receive a delegation of the UN
Committee on Rights of the Child to visit Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the
Eleventh Panchen Lama of Tibet.
Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO)
June 5, 2008

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX
UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels,
Belgium: IX UNPO General Assembly
16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels Belgium

Member Resolution
introduced by: Tibet

The UNPO General Assembly;

Reiterates its previous resolutions, including at the last General
Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan, of grave concern on the gross and
systematic pattern of violation of human rights and fundamental
freedom in Chinese-occupied Tibet*, now for almost five decades

Applauds the Tibetan people under the leadership of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile for their persistent
path of a non-violent freedom struggle;

Takes serious note of the alarming violation of human rights and
fundamental freedoms in Tibet in the aftermath of a massive Tibetan
Uprising through more than 90 small and large demonstrations since 10
March 2008, the 49th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959;

Fully aware that a form of cultural genocide is taking place in Tibet
as in Eastern Turkestan and Inner Mongolia due to China's policies to
undermine the religious, cultural and national identity of Tibetans,
Uyghurs and Inner Mongolians;

Welcomes the sincere Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
addressed directly to the Chinese people;

Notes with satisfaction that informal talks on the current human
rights crisis in Tibet took place between the representatives of the
Tibetan Government in Exile and the Chinese Government;

Fully endorses, the Middle-Way Approach of the Dalai Lama to resolve
the Sino-Tibetan conflicts;

Encouraged by the global community's expression of concern over
tragic events unfolding on the Tibetan Plateau, including the strong
resolutions on Tibet adopted by the European Parliament, the Congress
of the United States of America and others;

Encouraged that Japan considers Tibet as an international issue to be
resolved by China and also that ASEAN Nations took note the informal
talks on Tibet;

Also encouraged by a growing number of Chinese people, including
intellectuals, lawyers, human rights defenders, journalists and
former-officials-Communist cadres are calling for full respect of
human rights in Tibet;

Alarmed that some Chinese nationals have been harassed by the Chinese
government for expressing their independent views on resolving the
Sino-Tibetan conflict;

Disappointed that on 25 March, China again attempted "procedural
moves" to stifle discussion on Tibet at the Seventh Session of the UN
Human Right Council;

Recognizing that more than 1.2 million Tibetans perished as a result
direct of China's occupation of Tibet;

Alarmed by the reported figures of 203 Tibetans killed, over 1,000
injured, over 1,000 disappeared and over 5,000 arbitrarily detained
between 10 March and 17 May 2008 and total lack of the independence
of judges and lawyers especially when it concerns Tibetans;

Therefore, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization General Assembly,

1. Expresses solidarity with the Tibetans in their non-violent
freedom struggle;

2. Recognizes His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the moral authority of
the world and a man of peace who promotes secular ethics to bridge
human mistrusts and defending human rights, including that of the
oppressed and indigenous peoples;

3. Strongly condemn the "people's war" military crackdown launched by
the Chinese authorities upon the Tibetan people and the
criminalization of the Tibetan struggle as "anti-Chinese" in the
minds of the Chinese people;

4. Strongly rejects China's claim that the Dalai Lama has
"instigated" the current Tibetan Uprising and China's continued
defamation campaign on Tibet's spiritual and temporal leader;

5. Deplores the intensification of China's so-called "patriotic
e-education campaign" as it is a direct provocation since Tibetan
will never accept to condemn their leader;

7. Considers, the Olympic Torch Rally in Tibet equally provocative,
including the reported ascend of the Torch on the holy Mount Everest;

8. Strongly condemns the People's Republic of China for engaging in
the extrajudicial killings of Tibetans, including the arrests of over
5,000 Tibetans and deeply concerned that many Tibetan detainees will
be tortured in routine interrogation sessions;

9. Remains alarmed at the uncertainties of the current situation of Tibet;

10. Strongly condemn the collective punishment on many monasteries
and nunneries by denying the clergy of essential supplies, including
food, water and medicine, including military raids which in many
circumstances soldiers destroyed the images of the Dalai Lama in the
Cultural Revolution madness style;

11. Urges the Peoples Republic of China to publicly apologise and
compensate the Tibetan people over its mishandling of the situation
in Tibet for the past 49 years;

12. Strongly urges the People's Republic of China to guarantee
freedom of movement of the Tibetan people and release all political prisoners;

13. Calls upon China to receive a delegation of the UN Committee on
Rights of the Child to visit Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the Eleventh
Panchen Lama of Tibet, who is living under enforced disappearance for
the past 13 years;

14. Calls upon China to release the findings of its investigation on
the Nangpa Pass killings of Tibetans as requested by the UN Special
Rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions,

15. Fully endorses the call that the UN Human Rights Council
immediately hold a Special Session on the People's Republic of China
that will specifically address the urgent human rights situation
faced by the Tibetan people;

16. Deplores that on 27 March 2008, China refused to receive a
fact-finding Mission to Tibet by the UN High Commissioner for Human
Rights, clearly showing China's non-cooperation to an important UN
human rights mechanism;

17. Calls upon the UN Secretary-General to Appoint a Special Envoy
tasked with securing a fact-finding Mission to ascertain the current
situation in Tibet;

18. Calls upon Governments, including the European Union who insists
on maintaining their human rights dialogue with China to reassess
their policy in this regard;

19. Calls upon the Chinese leadership to show sincerity by engaging
into substantive negotiations with the Tibetan Government in Exile
which are resulted-oriented to end the human tragedy on the roof of the world;

20. Decides to remain ceased the situation in Tibet and calls on
Members to observe special events on Tibet in their regions on 10
March, 2009, the 50th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day.

* The term Tibet in this resolution means the three provinces of
U-tsang, Amdo and Kham as Tibetans recognize their country. These
regions of Tibet is now divided as "Tibet Autonomous Region" and
Tibetan autonomous entities in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan
provinces of present-day People's Republic of China.
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