2021 ATAA UN Related Announcement# 5

In support of World Science Day for Peace and Development and
in Memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (UNESCO 31/C Res. 20 | 10 November)

“Science is the genuine guide to humanity” MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK

Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), is pleased to present a webinar in support of World Science Day for Peace and Development and in memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (UNESCO 31/C Res. 20 | 10 November.)

Scheduled for 12:30-2:30 pm ET on Sunday, November 7, 2021, the webinar will be presented by young Turkish Americans who were chosen from the participating youth groups.

The vision that was presented by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during the foundation of the Turkish Republic between 1920 and 1938 has been very instrumental in helping Turkey reach a high level of education and living standards in a very short time.
The webinar will be able to present these successful outcomes which have been an example to many countries and will hopefully be an inspiration for many new generations.

In addition to learning a critical part of our history, the webinar is designed to prepare youth teams to get involved in global affairs, learn how to prepare high-quality programs, and learn how to efficiently work in teams.

The presentations will be kept in the ATAA archives and be a part of the ATAA’s United Nations related Activity Report to be submitted to the UN Department of Global Communications (UN-DGC).

REGISTER TODAY at https://rotf.lol/sciencewebinar.

All registered attendees will receive a link to join the webinar on Sunday, November 7, 2021.



Opening Remarks by Mazlum Koşma, President of ATAA

Presentations by:
Emre Muharremoglu (Atatürk and Science: Exemplary Leader)
Su Kara, Derin Yılmaz and Ileen Golabi (Science during the Atatürk Era)

Closing Remark by Bircan Ünver, Chair, ATAA Committee on UN Relations, ATAA New York Region VP & Founder & President of The Light Millennium/Head Rep. to the UNDGC_CSO

Moderated by Dr. Selim Erhan, ATAA UN Committee Member and Yücel Burdurlu, ATAA Midwest Region VP and ATAA UN Committee Member



Emre Muharremoglu is a 7th grader at Seattle Country Day School. He enjoys reading, chess and sports.

Su Kara is a senior at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California. Learning from her Turkish parents, she loves to cook Mediterranean food and participates in desert contests to raise money for the education of girls around the world. As the founder and president of the Girls Who Code Club at her school, she helps close the gender gap in STEM and create equitable access to technology for girls across various backgrounds.

Derin Yilmaz was born in Bellevue, Washington. Her parents being from Turkey moved back to Turkey shortly after she was born. In the later years her mom getting offered a job moved back to the place she was born Washington. She is now living in Sammamish with her family and her cat and attending Eastlake High School.

Ileen Golabi is a junior at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California. Her parents are Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak both Turkish and Farsi. She is a hair and makeup artist of the musical theatre group for the school play.



ATAA, representing over 50 local chapters and 500,000 Turkish Americans throughout the United States, serves locally and nationwide to develop an informed and empowered Turkish American community and to support strong U.S. – Turkey relations. The ATAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of the District of Columbia in 1979.



The Committee was formed by the Board of Directors of ATAA follow by its October 2019 Annual Delegate meetings. ATAA started its association process with the United Nations Department of Global Communication (UNDGC) in November 2019. Consequently, it was granted and announced through the UN News Center on July 14, 2020. Instantly, and since then the Committee has been developing programs that are within the core Mission of ATAA along with those supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and/or UN Days.

“Science Day, the Atatürk Era and Youth Competition” is the fifth online program that is organized and presented during 2021 alone. Since July 14, 2020, the ATAA UN Committee has undertaken and presented eight UN related programs nationwide.

ATAA’s Head Representative to the United Nations is, President Mazlum Koşma. Chair of the Committee is Bircan Ünver; co-chair is Gökhan Özalp (past-president of ATAA); and secretaries are: Yücel Tavolara (Mid-West V.P.) and Selim Erhan (past Mid-West V.P.), who are also coordinator of this particular “Science Day” online Competition. Members are: Sevgin Oktay (past New York Region V.P.) and Burcu Tansu (First V.P. and Western Region V.P.). Youth members are: Alev Erhan, Saime Atakan and Ali Alp Gürer. The Committee operates underneath of the Board of Directors of ATAA.



For inquires or question, please e-mail to: Dr. Selim Erhan selim.erhan251@gmail.com or newyorkvp@ataa.org (Bircan Ünver), or ATAA Headquarters assembly@ataa.org

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