International Tibet Support Groups (TSG) are voluntary civil societies or non-governmental organizations that have sprung up over the years in many countries to support Tibet’s struggle for freedom. TSGs are committed to non-violence as a fundamental principle of the Tibetan struggle. They regard Tibet as an occupied country and recognise the Tibetan Government in Exile as the sole legitimate government of the Tibetan people. Beyond these principles, each TSG is a different in terms of memberships, organizational structure, size and location. They hold variety of views and opinions, for example concerning Tibet’s future political status.
As per the International Tibet Network which is a global coalition of Tibet-related non-governmental organisations, currently there are over 120 TSGs.