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Save our Past-Ask UNESCO to include Mess Aynak on the list of endangered sites

    1. Nadia Tarzi
    2. Petition by

      Nadia Tarzi

      San Rafael, CA

The clock is ticking, imminent destruction scheduled to begin soon!

We the undersigned bring to your attention that, when one talks about the protection of world heritage one cannot help to think of UNESCO and its commitment and responsibility to find prompt solutions for the safeguard and protection of endangered sites.

After 30 years of armed conflicts Afghanistan has suffered the loss and desecration of thousands of objects and hundreds of sites such as the city of Ai Khanum and Bamiyan, a site that would eventually be enlisted as a site to be protected but too late.

Let us NOT repeat the same mistake and ACT now for: the Heritage of Afghanistan is once again faced with violation and inpending loss, this time in the case of the immenseBuddhist  site of Mess Aynak.

We believe that while economical development through the mining of precious minerals, is necessary, it cannot become an additional tool or exscuse for further destruction of an already weakened Heritage.

Therefore, we the undersigned, rely on UNESCO to be a force of disuasion and hope for countries such as Afghanistan.

We the undersigned ask of UNESCO that the site of Mess Aynak, Afghanistan be enlisted immediatly on the List of Endangered Sites and the World Heritage List thus giving UNESCO the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the protection and safeguard of our World's Heritage.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50,000 signatures
    2. OK! 2 more days

      Nadia Tarzi
      Petition Organizer

      I have been receiving dozens of emails asking me to reopen the petition SO here we are: until Sunday December 2snd at midnight the petition will remain open for those who want to sign!! THANK YOU!

    3. 12 hours left!!!

      Nadia Tarzi
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings everyone, TODAY is our deadline we are 39 857 signatures short to get to our 100,000 signatures goal. That said we DO have over 60, 000 signaturess and that is fantastic. Let's see how many more signatures we can get until tonight midnight. It is truly heartwarming to see that the Heritage of Afghanistan has so many advocates thank YOU. 12 hours left ! Share with everyone, call your friends, tweet, email, FB whatever you can, let's see if we can DO THIS together!!!!!

    4. Reached 50,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Cathy Lu ARLINGTON, VA
      • 9 months ago

      Mes Aynak bears incredible historical, cultural, artistic and religious significance with its architecture and statues built from some two thousand years ago. It signifies cultural contribution Afghanistan made to the world and the cross pollination of all over east and central Asia. I'd like to be able to visit it one day!

    • 石 普照 TAIWAN, TAIWAN
      • 9 months ago


    • สมเดช สมเดช พระประแดง สมุทรปราการ, THAILAND
      • 9 months ago

      I'm bud..

    • chathu 1991 KEGALLE, SRI LANKA
      • 10 months ago


    • dumila nandani KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA
      • 10 months ago

      buddhisam is my religon & all buddhist worship the loard buddha. it's a world heritage. plese protect it for my religion & future effectiveness for the world.


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