Founded: 1986
Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Main Contact: Thuten Kesang

Friends of Tibet NZ is an organisation formed in 1986 with the following objectives:

  • To Promote awareness of the Tibetan Issue through publicity, public lectures, meetings and the publication of literature.
  • To support His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s initiatives to persuade representatives of the People’s Republic of China to attend roundtable negotiations with His Holiness and representatives.
  • To lobby NZ government to change its foreign policy on Tibet, to recognize Tibet as an occupied country. 
  • To encourage members of parliament to join the parliamentary lobby group for Tibet. 
  • To support Tibetan refugees in India, and other parts of the world.
  • To encourage New Zealanders to join the Friends of Tibet (NZ).
  • To gather and promote up to date information about the plight of Tibet and its people.
  • To engage in any other activities on its own account or in association with any other individuals or organisations to further the interests of the Tibetan people.