The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, founded in November, 1990, is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the funds from the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in 1989.

In the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, the Foundation brings together men and women of different faiths, professions, and nationalities, through a range of creative initiatives and mutually sustaining collaborations that seek to foster an inclusive, just and non-violent world. It also seeks to expand the network of globally committed citizens that are sensitive to the range of responsibilities in an interdependent world.

Through its rich repertoire of programs, the Foundation seeks to work in the core areas of:

  • Education & Ethics
  • Universal Human Values
  • Building Capacities for Peaceful Coexistence
  • Interfaith Dialogues
  • Women’s Equal Rights & Gender Justice
  • Environment

Its initiative Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) has been on the forefront in realizing issues of gender, peace, and security in the South Asian Region.

“This new foundation will implement projects according to Tibetan Buddhist principles to benefit people everywhere, focusing especially on assisting non-violent methods, on improving communication between religion and science, on securing human rights and democratic freedoms, and on conserving and restoring our precious Mother Earth.”

-H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama