UN logoA new paper documenting the role of the Tibet Movement at the United Nations has been released. Entitled “Goodbye Commission, Welcome Council: Tibet’s Quest for China Scrutiny at the United Nations”, the article documents the major challenges that have faced Tibetans at the UN during the now-dissolved UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and how Tibetans can effectively utilise the new Human Rights Council.

The author of the paper, Ngawang C. Drakmargyapon, coordinated the Tibetan Government in Exile’s UN activities as the Human Rights Officer at Tibet Bureau for UN Affairs in Geneva and now works as a Human Rights Consultant in Geneva. Drakmargyapon argues that after the experience with the CHR, it is now vital and timely for Tibetans to establish a solid internal network to outline strategies at the new Human Rights Council and to educate Tibetans about the UN human rights machinery and the developments at the Council.

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