United Nations urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

United Nations urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

The resolution, "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal", was adopted by consensus without voting on Monday at the 72nd General Assembly.

The Greek Olympic Truce tradition dates back to the eighth century BC, and has since served as a sacred principle of the Olympic Games.

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The draft resolution was presented to the UN General Assembly at their headquarters in NY.

"With the Olympic Truce resolution, the United Nation General Assembly is creating the conditions for all athletes to compete in peace", Bach said in a statement released by the IOC.

PyeongChang 2018 President Hee Beom Lee presented the truce before the General Assembly, and South Korean gold medalist Kim Yu Na spoke of the "role of sport and the Olympic ideal in promoting peace".

This resolution called on countries "to ensure the safe passage, access and participation of athletes, officials and all other accredited persons" taking part in the upcoming Winter Games.

Lee said that PyeongChang is ready to "welcome the world" for the 2018 Olympics with all construction done and the Olympic Flame touring the country.

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The theme of the General Assembly this year was "Focusing on People".

"The Olympic Charter states the goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity", she said, in a speech ahead of the passing of the resolution.

He added that the collaboration between the organising committees of the next three Olympics, including Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, provided an opportunity to build peace on the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and the world.

In addition, the 2018 Olympics face the prospect of bringing together athletes from both North and South Korea.

"We are very hopeful and expect them (North Korean athletes) to be able to participate in the Games".

The International Olympic Committee is urging North Korea to participate, which could help ease safety and security concerns about the Games arising from Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

Still, the previous time South Korea hosted the Olympics, which was the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung, the founder of the North Korean state, boycotted them after a plan to co-host the event fell apart. "In our fragile world, polarization and mistrust are growing". "The Olympic Games demonstrate that our values of a shared humanity are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us". "They never erect walls".

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