Washington DC : The eighth World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet (WPCT) will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 22 to 23, 2022. More than 100 participants from 26 countries, including from the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, will attend it in-person and virtually, read the press release by Tibetan Parliament in Exile.
This convention, organized by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, is in continuation of the previous seven sessions of WPCT aimed to strengthen and coordinate support by parliamentarians from different countries to resolve the Tibet issue. The first WPCT was held in New Delhi (1994) honoring the foundational role India has played in the survival of the Tibetan identity after the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet. Subsequent conventions have been held in Vilnius, Lithuania (1995); Washington D.C.USA (1997); Edinburgh, Scotland (U.K.) (2005); Rome, Italy (2009); Ottawa, Canada (2012); and Riga, Latvia (2019).
Despite decades of repression by the Chinese government in Tibet, Tibetans strive to preserve their religion, culture, identity, and environment and continue to advocate for human rights and freedom in Tibet through non-violence all over the world.
This WPCT will have panel discussions and briefing sessions on various issues facing Tibet by the honorable members of parliament of different countries, experts and activists. The highlights of the 8th WPCT will be a video message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and greetings from Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives honorable Nancy Pelosi.
Read the press release here.
By Team TRC