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Lobsang Nyandak Zayul
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Born (1965-12-15) 15 December 1965 (age 54)
Kalimpong, India
Known forTibet Fund

Lobsang Nyandak Zayul is the president of the Tibet Fund and human rights activist.[1] He was a representative of 14th Dalai Lama,[2][3][4] and a cabinet member of the Central Tibetan Administration[5][6][7][8].

Biography[edit]

During his 30-plus years of service for the Tibetan people beginning in 1987 as student leader of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chandigarh, he worked in various leadership positions, becoming a Kalon/minister during the tenure of Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche in 2001.[9][10][11][12]

  • In 2008, he was the Representative to the Dalai Lama to the Americas.
  • In 2013, he became the executive director of the Tibet Fund, and in 2017, he switched to be the fund's president.

He held cabinet positions at the age of 35 and led three departments – International Relations, Finance and Health.[13] In 1996, he was elected to the Tibetan Parliament[14], the highest elected legislative organ of the Central Tibetan Administration, to represent the province of Kham.

He was involved in community service and the freedom struggle at a young age and held leadership positions in 1987 when he served as president of the Tibetan Freedom Movement[15] and later as General Secretary of regional chapter of TYC.[16] He began his full-time service to Tibetan community in 1990 as Joint Secretary of the Central Executive Committee of the Tibetan Youth Congress[17] and was later elected to General Secretary[18] of the organization. Thereafter, he was elected to the executive committee of the National Democratic Party of Tibet as Vice President. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tibetan Social and Resource Development Fund and Managing Trustee the Dalai Lama's Charitable Trust.

He became the founding Executive Director of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy in 1996[19] and led the organization in conducting comprehensive monitoring of human rights abuses in Tibet. He represented Tibetans at various international conferences, including UN Human Rights Commission, World Conference Against Racism, South Africa, and World Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt.[20]

As the Kalon (minister) for International Relations he organized exclusive seminars between Tibetan scholars and Chinese scholars to promote Sino-Tibetan Dialogue.[21] He served as a member of the Task Force of the Sino-Tibetan Dialogue for over a decade and held meetings with Chinese officials in an effort to find an amicable solution to the Tibetan issue.[22]

He served as the Representative of the Dalai Lama to the Americas from 2008 to 2013.[23]

In 2013, he was appointed as the Executive Director[24] of The Tibet Fund and later promoted to President of the organization in 2018.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Littlefair, Sam (2017-06-29). "Rinchen Dharlo retires as president of Tibet Fund". Lion's Roar. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. "'Chinese leadership's political will can resolve Tibet issue'". Business Standard India. India Press Trust. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Lim, Louisa (2012-02-14). "Protests, Self-Immolation Signs Of A Desperate Tibet". NPR. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "The Dalai Lama Comes to Connecticut". NBC Connecticut. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. "President of The Tibet Fund and Former Representative of the Dalai Lama to Speak at Harford". Harford Community College. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "EU Sidesteps Human Rights to Promote Trade, Says Kalon Lobsang Nyandak". Central Tibetan Administration. 2005-07-28. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations". South China Morning Post. Agence France-Presse. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Dalai Lama to privatise Tibetan business". BBC News. 2002-07-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama Returns to Dharamsala - Kalmykian Officials Show their Anger at Russian Decision". Central Tibetan Administration. 2003-09-26. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Pam D, Tenzin. "The Race for Sikyong". Tibet Sun. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Tibet on negotiations with China at Dharamsala". Hindustan Times. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2020-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Kunleng Show."Transition of Dalai Lama's Powers and Responsibilities to Elected Leaders". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  13. Appointment of Ministers
  14. Tibetan Parliamentarian
  15. "Former Centrex". Tibetan Youth Congress. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  16. "Tibetan Youth Congress: Past and Present". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  17. "U.S.Tibetan Newspaper Vol: 2, Issue: 16". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  18. "Tibetan Youth Congress: Past and Present". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  19. "Alaska World Affairs Council: Lobsang Nyandak, Dalai Lama's Representative to the U.S." Alaska World Affairs Council. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  20. "June 20, 2012 | John Batchelor Show". johnbatchelorshow.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  21. "Kalon Lobsang Nyandak Meets President of European Parliament". Central Tibetan Administration. 2005-07-13. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  22. "UNPO: Tibet: 26th Task Force on Negotiation Meeting". UNPO. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  23. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Montreal…". The 14th Dalai Lama. 2020-02-14. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  24. Tibet Fund Welcomes Lobsang Nyandak


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