Tuesday, July 25 2017

Mission and Role

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. Since April 6, 2014, the Office has relocated to Washington, D.C. on 17th Street in the Farragut North area.

The Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C. represents His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration in North America. Its major responsibilities and activities include:

  • Mobilizing support from the US & Canadian governments in the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament
  • Educating the U.S. & Canadian public on Tibet and the Central Tibetan Administration
  • Coordinating and preparing the visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America
  • Maintaining relations with & providing services to the North American Tibetan Diaspora
  • Strengthening and enhancing relationships with Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

The current head of the Office of Tibet is Representative Penpa Tsering, who in this capacity is the 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 / otdc@tibet.net