Uzra Zeya appointed U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibet

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  • US’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Usra Zeya has been appointed by American President Joe Biden as the country’s new Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
  • This position was established by U.S.’s Tibetan Policy Act (2002)
  • The coordinator’s role involves-
  • Promoting “substantive dialogue” between the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama. 
  • Promote the unique identity of Tibet and safeguard the human rights of Tibetans.
  • Coordinate U.S. policy on Tibet.

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