International Tibet Network, 15 aniversario

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International Tibet Network Members' Message
14 May 2015

Dear Rafa,

Exactly 15 years ago, on 14 May 2000, participants of the 3rd Conference of International “Tibet Support Groups” in Berlin voted unanimously to create the International Tibet Network (then called ITSN), as a mechanism to support the ongoing development and implementation of strategic Tibet campaigns, and to strengthen the worldwide movement. 

HHITSNscreenshot.jpgHis Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote afterwards; “I welcome the creation of the International Tibet (Support) Network… the time is now ripe for our friends to systematically coordinate their efforts. ITSN seeks to provide these diverse and geographically dispersed actors opportunities to jointly develop strategies, share information, skills and resources and coordinate international actions. In short, ITSN will assist Tibet campaigners in reaching a new level of international cooperation and action.”  (Click the image right to read the message in full).

Over the last fifteen years, the Network has grown to over 180 Member Groups, and has supported a range of campaigns, including Stand Up for Tibet, to highlight the unprecedented levels of resistance in Tibet, and which you are a signatory to.

As we call on governments to "Unite for Tibet", International Tibet Network is performing the same role in our movement - drawing diverse Member Groups from around the world together, and supporting their collaboration on strategic campaigns. 

Please help us with a donation if you can, to support our efforts to strengthen the global movement campaigning for Tibet. You can donate via

With many thanks for your support,

Alison, Jigdal, Mandie, Tseten and Tereluz.
International Tibet Network Secretariat

PS To mark our 15th anniversary, we asked Thubten Samdup - who is regarded as International Tibet Network’s founder - to send a short video message, which you can view via This special website has been created to celebrate His Holiness' forthcoming 80th birthday and will continue with daily posts until 6 July. 


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