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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Friday, January 30, 2004

3. Successful Tibetan conference on "Shaping the Future of Tibet" (WTN)

By Tseten Samdup, WTN News

Einsiedeln, Switzerland, January 29, 2004 (WTN) -- 55 Tibetans from 17 countries took part in a successful two-day conference about the future of Tibet, "Shaping the Future of Tibet - Self-Determination & Individual Activism", from January 23 to 25 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The conference adopted a resolution that emphasized the importance of the Tibetan people's right to self-determination and also stressed the vision of a future Tibet based on peace, freedom and justice. The delegates left the conference with renewed spirits to work for the rights of the Tibetan people.

Delegates came from far as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, America, India, Nepal and various part of Europe including Russia. Most of the participants are key activist in their respective countries, some working with Tibetan communities and others with key Tibet support organizations.

This is the first international conference of its kind organized by Tibetans, and it shows the urgency and importance many Tibetans feel about the situation in Tibet today. The conference provided this unique group of long-time activists and leaders an opportunity to discuss many fundamental issues. The main documents, including the resolution and the action plan, which are in Tibetan will be made available soon.

All the participants at the conference expressed their special appreciation to the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, which as the local co-host, and whose members voluntarily worked before and during the conference.

Committee of 100 for Tibet US Tibetan Youth Association Europe, Switzerland

For further information and contact persons please visit the website of the conference at:

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  2. Change in personnel in Beijing department dealing with Dalai Lama's Envoys
  3. Successful Tibetan conference on "Shaping the Future of Tibet" (WTN)
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