The Tibet The Tibet Bureau in Bureau in Geneva Geneva

The Tibet Bureau in Geneva is the official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration with their headquarters in Dharamsala, India. The Tibet Bureau was established in 1964 in approval from the Swiss Federal Government. The office is responsible for Tibetan affairs in Central and Eastern Europe. 

It’s It’s main main functions functions are are

  1. Preparing visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration
  2. Look after the welfare of Tibetans living in Europe and to strengthen their relationship with the Central Tibetan Administration
  3. Support the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture, religion and language
  4. To inform and seek support from governments, parliamentarians, international institutions, NGOs and interested individuals about the situation in Tibet and the Tibetan issue 
  5. To maintain contact with Chinese in Europe including from mainland China to explain His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s position to resolve the Tibet issue through non-violence
  6. To raise the Tibet issues in UN Human Rights Council sessions
  7. Seek funds for education, health and other social developmental projects

Contact Contact Address Address

Place de la Navigation 10
CH-1201 Geneva

Tel.: +41.22.738.7940
Fax: +41.22.738.7941

By phone By phone

Monday - Friday
Morning: 09.00 - 13.00 Hour
Afternoon: 14.00 - 17.00 Hour

The The Representative Representative of H. H. of H. H. the Dalai the Dalai Lama at Lama at The Tibet The Tibet Bureau, Bureau, Geneva Geneva

Ngodup Dorjee
Ngodup Dorjee

Ngodup Dorjee took up the position of Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Central and Eastern Europe on 01 October 2014.

Prior to taking up this position, he was the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the EU, Western Europe & the Maghreb from June 2012-September 2014 in Brussels.

He joined the service of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in 1982 on the position of Secretary at Tibetan Refugee Service Co-operative Society in Ladakh (Northern India) after completing his education. He rose through ranks and held various positions in Central Tibetan Administrations before taking up the position of Secretary of the Department of Home.

Much of Ngodup’s career was centered on rural development and public administration.