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

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.

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Include Mess Aynak site on Endangered Sites & World Heritage Lists

The clock is ticking, imminent destruction scheduled to begin soon!Please Help!
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 immense 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 the Archaeological Heritage of Afghanistan.
We also ask that UNESCO seeks ways to support international archaeological excavations lead by experts as promptly as possible to save and move all that can be saved.
Let us not have a second Bamiyan tragedy. Act now.----------------

Sincerely,