Tibet: European Parliament Holds 'Tears of Tibet' Conference
In the light of the current tragic situation in Tibet, members of the European Parliament will host a conference titled "Tears of Tibet" in Brussels on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 3pm. The event aims at addressing human rights and environmental issues in Tibet and the role of the European Union.
Below is an article published by The Tibet Post International :
[…] "Tensions between the local Tibetans and the Chinese state have increased since the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese rule in 2008. Up to now we have unfortunately not seen any significant signs that the Chinese state is looking to achieve a genuine peace settlement," said ALDE said.
ALDE said that 'the conference aims to review EP action for a peaceful solution and to discuss how to change the approach/strategy in order to help the Tibetan people. We will invite experts on Tibet who have also participated in the conference in previous years.'
The organisers said they have organized the conference for the past two years. 'We believe that the tradition should continue. From the feedback that we have received from different NGOs that represent Tibetan interest, this conference has had an enormous effect and upheld hope for a better future for the Tibetan communities,' said ALDE.
"From the feedback that we have received from different NGOs that represent Tibetan interest, this conference has had an enormous effect and upheld hope for a better future for the Tibetan communities," ALDE further added.
MEP Kristiina Ojuland will give the welcome address and introduction. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Representative Mr Ngodup Dorjee, Ms Kate Saunders from ICT and Ms Katia Buffetrille, a tibetologist, Mr Roy Strider, an Estonian writer along with some other experts will address the conference, according to the organisers.