Atatürk Centennial

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Atatürk Centennial was declared in 1981 by United Nations and UNESCO. Atatürk is the only person to receive such recognition by UNESCO.

The centennial of his birth was honored by the United Nations and UNESCO by declaring it The Atatürk Year in the World and adopting the Resolution on the Atatürk Centennial as follows:[1]


  1. ^ [1], Records of the General Conference Twentieth Session Paris, 24 October to 28 November 1978 Volume I Resolutions (Paris: United Nations, 1979), p. 69.