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We (the undersigned) on this day of 28 November 1998 are deeply disturbed by the decision made by the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee concerning Australia's Kakadu National Park. The Aboriginal people―the traditional owners of Kakadu―and conservation organizations are strongly opposed to plans of forcing through the mining of uranium in Kakadu, a mixed cultural and natural World Heritage, and urge that Kakadu be inscribed on the "World Heritage In Danger" list.
The Kakadu Review Mission of UNESCO which visited the Kakadu sites in October, recognized the seriousness of the situation and recommended the mining project be ceased. However, the Australian Government, stating the Mission's report was "prejudiced and one-sided" unashamedly launched massive lobbying and, as a result, on the 28th of November the Bureau, while noting the criticality of the situation as stated in the Review Mission's recommendations, deferred for six months its decision concerning Kakadu's "World Heritage In Danger" listing, allowing the continuation of the mine to go on.
We (the undersigned), exercizing our responsibilities as citizens to ensure that the Japanese government and corporations abide by international agreements, and condemning the Japanese corporations Kansai Electric Power Company, Kyushu Electric Power Company, Shikoku Electric Power Company, Itochu Trading and others which promote the mining in Kakadu, hereby state the following:
From the above, we strongly seek that the World Heritage Committee conference which is to begin on the 30th of November will honor the Kakadu Review Mission report and accordingly place Kakadu on the "World Heritage In Danger" list immediately. We fully believe that with this, and only with this, will the ideals and principles of the World Heritage Convention be sustained.
1998 November 30th
Opposes the Jabiluka uranium mine
Stop Jabiluka! (by Gundjehmi)
THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and ANTI-URANIUM SERVICE
STOP THE JABILUKA URANIUM MINE IN KAKADU
Stop Uranium Mining!
Information of the movie of Jabiluka. (Japanese only)
About the World Heritage Committee
The 22nd Session of the World Heritage Committee, Kyoto, Japan (Ministry
of Foreign Affairs)
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