UNESCO Resolution on Holodomor

On 1 November 2007 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted the following resolution on the Holodomor.

 

Remembrance of victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine

The General Conference,

Remembering the Great Famine (Holodomor), that took the lives of millions of innocent Ukrainians in 1932-1933,
Equally commemorating the memory of millions of Russians, Kazakhs and representatives of other nationalities who died of starvation in 1932-1933 in the Volga River region, Northern Caucasus, Kazakhstan and in other parts of the former Soviet Union,
Recalling the Joint Statement on the seventieth anniversary of the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932-1933 in Ukraine that was circulated as an official document of the United Nation General Assembly and in which the Great Famine (Holodomor) was officially recognized as the national tragedy of the Ukrainian people,
Convinced that the tragedy of the Great Famine (Holodomor) caused by the cruel actions and policies of thetotalitarian Stalinist regime should be a warning to the present and future generations to cherish the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law,
1. Expresses sympathy to the victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932-1933 in Ukraine and the victims in Russia,Kazakhstan and in other parts of the former Soviet Union, and honours the memory of those who perished as a result of it;
2. Welcomes the initiative of Ukraine to organize commemorations on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, and invites Member States to consider taking part in those and similar commemorative events;
3. Calls upon Member States to consider promoting awareness of of the Great Famine (Holodomor) remembrance by means of incorporating this knowledge into educational and research programmes to inculate forthcoming generations with the lessons of this tragic page in history.