Sydney — Tibetans, supporters and activists peacefully gathered at Martin Place in the heart of Sydney, NSW, Australia, at 10 am on Wednesday morning, 12 January 2022, to protest against the demolition of a 99ft tall Buddha statue in Tibet by the authoritarian Chinese government and to urge peace-loving people and countries to support an end to China's continued occupation and destruction of Tibet.
Geneva, Switzerland — A month ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, activists around the world held protests and demonstrations as part of a joint global day of action. They called for a boycott of the Games, urging world leaders and governments not to send their diplomats and officials to the Games.
Dharamshala, India — "We live in an increasingly interdependent world, which presents an opportunity to make this 21st century an era of peace and cooperation," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama in response to the recent joint pledge signed by the five recognised nuclear weapons states, asserting that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.
Lausanne — "When China was awarded the 2008 Olympics, the IOC promised that there will be freedom of press and freedom of speech during the Games. We believed the IOC. So, after discussing with many people, we made the film, “Leaving Fear Behind”. As a result, I was imprisoned for six years and three months and I wasn’t able to be with my family for ten years," said Dhondup Wangchen, while urging governments to boycott the Beijing Olympics and calling on the IOC to respect human rights.