§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the United Nations has considered requests for a referendum to ascertain the will of the people of Tibet as regards self-determination; if so, when; and with what result. [HL1928]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The UN has adopted three resolutions on Tibet. in 1959, 1961 and 1965. None of them called specifically for a referendum.
More recently, in 1991, a UN sub-commission adopted a resolution expressing concern at "continuing reports of violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms which threaten the distinct cultural, religious and national identity of the Tibetan people".
We are not aware of any outstanding request to the UN for a referendum on Tibet.