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

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

This petition had 54,033 supporters

Nadia Tarzi started this petition to UNESCO

We have reopened our petition!!!!! 

Please sign our petition to UNESCO! There is still time and we need your help!

We have great news!:  We are partnering up with others who share this common goal, scroll down and find out about our partners and how they are making change for Mes Aynak!

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

We the undersigned ask of UNESCO to deliver in 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 immense Buddhist  site of Mess Aynak.

We believe that while economical development through the mining of precious minerals, is unavoidable, it cannot become an additional tool or excuse for further destruction of an already weakened Heritage. Mining and archaeological excavations and preservation work has to be considered together.

Therefore, we the undersigned, rely on UNESCO to act and encourage dialogue amongst all concerned parties of experts to ensure the protection   and preservation of Mes Aynak.

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.

Update: We are partnering up with others who share this common goal!!!

1) Please support the petition of Matin Wasei to President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani as well.

2) Please support the indiegogo-campaign by Brent E. Huffman and join #SaveMesAynak Day! For more information, please visit:


For more information about Mes Aynak, please refer to

Thank you for your support, together we can make change!!!!!!!

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This petition had 54,033 supporters