UNESCO resolution on the

* Convinced that personalities who worked for understanding and cooperation between nations and international peace will be examples for future generations;
* Recalling that the hunderedth anniversary of the birth of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of Turkish Republic will be celebrated in 1991;
* Knowing that he was an exeptional reformer in all fields relevant to the competence of UNESCO;
* Recognising in particular that he was the leader of the first struggle given against colonialism and imperialism;
* Recalling that he was the remarkable promoter of the sense of understanding between peoples and durable peace between nations of the world and that he worked all his life for the development of harmony and cooperation between peoples without distinction of color, religion, and race;

It is decided that UNESCO should collabrate in 1981 with the Turkish Goverment on both intellectual and technical plans for an international colloquium with the aim of acquinting the world with the various aspects of the personality and deeds of Atatürk whose objective was to promote world peace, international understanding and respect for human rights.