2020

December 20, 2020 - 13:18: Research from Basel University suggests that on various levels, the Chinese party-state has too much influence over Switzerland.

Geneva: Tibet’s longest political prisoner Tanak Jigme Sangpo was cremated today with honours and prayers in Winterthur, Switzerland. His casket was wrapped in the Tibetan National flag as a mark of respect and honour for all the sacrifices and sufferings he endured for the freedom of his homeland, Tibet.

Tributes poured in from around the world on Saturday as word spread that the former Tibetan political prisoner who spent almost half his life in Chinese prison and had spent the remaining in exile relentlessly advocating of the Tibetan cause had died at the age of 91.

Zürich, 1st October 2020: Tibetan Community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein organized a solidarity march and Peace Demonstration on Thursday, 1st October in Zürich for the event, “Global Day of Action: Resist China”

Geneva: The Tibetan peace marchers, walking from Zurich to Geneva reached Bern, the capital of Switzerland today on 11 September 2020. The peace marchers were welcomed by the Tibetan community of Bern and commended them for their initiative.

Geneva: Tibetan community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein organized a demonstration in front of United Nations Human Rights Council office in Geneva on Friday 18thSeptember 2020 paralleling the ongoing 45thsession of the UN Human Rights Council to draw attention of the United Nation and member states to the worsening situation of human rights in Tibet.

Geneva: 8th September 2020: Tibetan Community of Zurich has organized a peace march from Zurich to Geneva via Bern starting from 8 September 2020 and arriving in Geneva on 18 September 2020.

Jona: Saturday, 5th September 2020: Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein ( TCSL) organized a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, 5th September 2020 at Aula Weiden, Jona, on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Tibetan Democracy day.

Schauffhausen, 15th August 2020: The annual meeting of the Local Tibetan Assembly of Executive members of Tibetan Community in Switzerland &Liechtenstein was held on Saturday at Schauffhausen.

The section Rüti of the Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein (TCSL) organized on Sunday, July 12th 2020, a religious ceremony at Rikon Tibetan monastery to celebrate the 85th Birthday of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama.

Affoltern :Saturday, 11thJuly 2020, To mark the 85th birthday of global peace icon and the most revered spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Language School of Section Zürich organized a modest ceremony  in Zürich Affoltern.  

Rikon: 6thJuly 2020, Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein organized  85th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Rikon Tibet Institute.

Geneva: Five Tibetans in Switzerland concluded a four-day cycle rally for Tibet in Geneva on 7th July, coinciding the second week of the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council session

After Solo March by Mr.Tsering Wangdue from Winterthur, seven more Tibetans have started Peace March on 25th June 2020 to create awareness about China`s human rights violations in Tibet.

Rikon: Saturday, 20th June 2020, Tibetan association of Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk in Switzerland (Europe) organized 62nd founding anniversary of Central Tibetan association of Chushi Gangdruk and the 41st anniversary of Chushi Gangdruk in Europe

Geneva: Tibetan community in Switzerland &Liechtenstein organized a demonstration in front of UN Office in Geneva on Friday 19thJune 2020 paralleling the ongoing 43rdand 44thsession of the UN Human Rights Council in front of Palais des Nations,on Friday,19thJune 2020.

Winterthur: Wednesday 29th May2020: Mr. Tsering Wangdue from Winterthur has started a peace march to attract global attention on Tibet. One Person March began on Wednesday 29th May 2020 from his home town Winterthur.

May 16 - 17, 2020

At the request of individuals and groups from around the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to give a two-day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland (rinchen trengwa)" from 8 am to 9.30 am (Indian Standard Time) on May 16 (Saturday) & May 17 (Sunday), 2020. His Holiness has also been requested to provide general advice appropriate to these challenging times. Those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings and listen to them in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. When watching the webcasts, viewers are earnestly requested to observe the social distancing protocols recommended wherever they live.

This year marks the 25th year of the enforced disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his entire family by the Chinese Communist Party. In this regard, 159 organizations submitted a joint petition to the United Nations urging it to press China for the immediate release of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his entire family.

Geneva: 82 Organizations and Associations predominantly from Central and Eastern Europe have submitted a joint petition for the cancellation of appointment of Mr Jiang Duan, Minister at the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China, to the Human Rights Council’s Consultative Group from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

April  3. 2020: Tibetan Member of Parliament for Europe and South Africa Ven. Thubten Wangchen has been replaced following his failure to attend two consecutive parliamentary sessions.

Zurich, 20 March 2020 – The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama (GPFDL) is pleased to announce a ninth round of “The Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship” (DLG Scholarship) for the upcoming academic year 2020/21. The program, established in 2011, grants every year scholarships for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Australia, Europe and the Americas for the pursuit of Master’s and Doctoral degrees. A scholarship grant of up to USD 10,000 will be awarded to 10 to 18 exceptional candidates as a supplementary bursary.

The Swiss government has called the Coronavirus epidemic as an 'exceptional situation' as it banned all public and social gatherings in order to slow down the spread of new infections amongst its citizens.

The 61st commemoration of the 10th March Tibetan National Uprising Day was held in the Swiss capital of Bern at Helvetiaplatz on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. It was only attended by the board members of the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, representatives of a few Tibetan groups, some local Tibetans and important Tibet friends.

Affoltern, Zürich: Zurich Section of Switzerland Tibetan Community celebrated Losar, Tibetan ་New Year, in Zürich Affoltern on Saturday, 8 February 2020.

Zürich, 1st Feb 2020: The IInd annual meeting of the Local Tibetan Assembly of 17th Executive members of Tibetan Community in Switzerland &Liechtenstein‘s second year was held today in Binz Office, Zürich