The United Nations for a Free Tibet is an organization entirely run by volunteers, with chapters in over 38 countries. The name UNFFT was chosen as a call to the UN to finally recognize the suffering of Tibetans under Chinese occupation, and to show that there are many nations UNITED for Tibet. “For a Free Tibet” was chosen to indicate that we advocate for the freedom and autonomy of the Tibetan people within their own country, and work to save Tibetan culture, language, as well as the free practice of Tibetan Buddhism which has been so integral to Tibetan history and culture. The UNFFT supports HH the Dalai Lama’s approach of a “Middle Way” to achieve these goals.
UNFFT's work has grown since its birth in 2010 into a worldwide advocacy organization, continuing to raise awareness. It’s work, however, is not limited to advocacy but also to supporting new community benefit projects. Among these: the building of the Tibetan Empowerment Library in conjunction with the Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center -
GompaKopan Nunnery; providing bail for Tibetan political prisoners in Nepal; and the Children of the Himalayas project in partnership with the Thupten Lungtogling Monastery.
The UNFFT is a member of Amnesty International , a friend of Forum 2000 and a life member of the Australia Tibet Council.
The UNFFT is a 501(C)3, non-profit organization headquartered in Oakland, California, USA. EIN: 27-2636629