Mission and Role

The Office of Tibet in Washington, DC is the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America

Housed in a modest brownstone on 32nd Street in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan, the Office of Tibet was established in 1964 to raise the issue of Tibet at the United Nations. Over the years, its responsibilities have increased to include the following three activities:

The Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C. represents His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration in North America.Originally housed in a modest brownstone on 32nd Street in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan, the Office of Tibet was established in 1964 to raise the issue of Tibet at the United Nations. Over the years, its responsibilities have increased to include the following major activities:

  • Coordinating and preparing visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America
  • Represent His Holiness and Central Tibetan Administration
  • Mobilize support from the US & Canadian government and U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament
  • Educate the U.S./Canadian Public on Tibet and Central Tibetan Administration
  • Maintain relations & provide services with North American Tibetan diaspora

The present head of the Office of Tibet is Rep. Kaydor Aukatsang, who in this capacity is also Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America.

The address of the Office of Tibet is:
1228, 17th Street NW
Washington, DC – 20036

Tel: 212.213.5010 Fax: 703.349.7444
Email: rep.us@tibet.net