|Heritage Watch Petition|
Join thousands of others in asking the governments of Thailand and Singapore to ratify the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
Currently, these two countries are major transit points for antiquities going East to West, and their lack of legislation enables auction houses and collectors to effectively launder millions of dollars worth of looted art each year.
By joining the 107 nations already party to the Convention, Thailand and Singapore would agree to prohibit the import of stolen cultural property and also to monitor the antiquities trade within their borders.
This petition will be presented to the governments of Singapore and Thailand in April of 2007, the 35th anniversary of when the convention entered into force.
Please follow this link to sign the petition: www.heritagewatchinternational.org/petition.html