Tibet Museum Among 52 Countries to Participate in International Summit Bringing Community Initiatives in Thailand

Tsering Norbu from the Tibet Museum carrying a presentation during the International Summit Bringing Community Initiatives in Thailand

Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), participated in the International Summit Bringing Community Initiatives that sought to explore civil society initiatives for conflict prevention and promote accountability for strengthening and sustaining peace, transitional justice, and guarantees of non-recurrence in the Asia Pacific region from 11 to 16 October 2023 in Bangkok.

At the summit, Tsering Norbu, a representative of the Tibet Museum projected a presentation on the current alarming situation inside Tibet and introduced the museum’s objectives and permanent exhibition setups to other participants.

The summit was jointly organised by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR), Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) and the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF).

A total of 52 participants from different countries took part in the summit that served as a platform for theoretical discussion, experience–sharing, and partnership–building in our common areas of human rights documentation, truth-telling, accountability, and memorialisation across the region to strengthen peace and guarantees of non-recurrence in the region.

The Summit was coupled with the exhibitions, Shared Journeys and Innovative Initiatives from the Ground: Peace-building, Conflict Prevention, and Accountability, as well as a Virtual Re-Launching of the UN Secretary-General Guidance Note on Transitional Justice: A Strategic Tool for People, Prevention and Peace, an essential guideline for civil society in strengthening peace.

Some of the key objectives of the six-day summit are to reflect and share practices and lessons learned from conflict transformation, peace-building, and non-recurrence across the Asia Pacific region; to provide a platform to discuss initiatives, challenges, and lessons learned on human rights documentation, truth-telling, and memorialisation in promoting and sustaining peace; to develop potential strategies for promoting sustainable peace and guarantees of non-recurrence of mass human rights violations and building social movements for peace and reform in the region.

-Report filed by the Tibet Museum, DIIR, CTA