The meeting, which includes participants from India, Nepal, Australia, Burma, Taiwan, Thailand, Dubai, Peru, UK and USA, takes place at a critical time for Tibetans in Ngaba county, western China, which has seen a wave of self-immolations since March.
The meeting will focus on implementing the campaign "Enough! Global Intervention to Save Tibetan Lives". The campaign aims to lobby governments to pursue a coordinated response to the human rights crisis in Tibet. It also aims to foster international support for Tibetans and pressure China to lift the security crackdown in Ngaba.
The meeting will be addressed by Tibetan Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister), Dr. Lobsang Sangay. Minister for International Relations, Dicki Chhoyang, will also attend the opening session.