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, DC.
The Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C. represents His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration in North America. Its responsibilities include the following major activities:
- Coordinating and preparing visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America
- Represent His Holiness the Dalai Lama 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
- Strengthen and enhance the relationship with Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers
The present head of the Office of Tibet is Representative Penpa Tsering, 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