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United Nations urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

United Nations urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

China and Russian Federation have pushed back against some demands the U.S. and Japan wrote into early drafts of UN Security Council resolutions aimed at halting Pyongyang's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

Former figure skating champion Kim Yuna, a goodwill ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Games, addressed the 193-member UN General Assembly that day, sharing her experience "in witnessing the power sport has in breaking down the walls of race, region, language and religion all around the world".

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.

The resolution was drafted under the initiative of the South Korean government, with numerous United Nations members collaborating to the process. "With the Olympic Truce resolution, the UN General Assembly is creating the conditions for all athletes to compete in peace". "As was the case with NBC Olympics' coverage of the Rio Games, Leyard displays will help us take our world class scenic design to a higher level both visually and artistically".

"The Olympic Truce is about the promotion of peace through sport".

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.

"I believe the Olympic Games are the best expression of our values". The pair's participation in the Games is now up to the North Korean Olympic committee.

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"Together we are more powerful than any one of us alone".

The South Korean delegation to NY included Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-hwan, Ambassador to the United Nations Cho Tae-yul and Ambassador for Public Diplomacy Park Enna, who engaged in events promoting the PyeongChang Olympics.

Matters have escalated further by the increasingly threatening rhetoric between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was updated by the International Olympic Committee in 1992, before they set up the international organisation Olympic Truce in 2000 to honour the tradition.

It also "urges member states to observe the Olympic Truce individually and collectively, within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations", throughout the period running from seven days before the start of the Olympic Games until seven days after the end of the Paralympic Games.

It urges countries to use this opportunity to harness sport to foster and encourage concrete actions that promote dialogue and reconciliation during the Games and beyond.

The General Assembly revived the tradition in 1993 and has adopted resolutions before all Olympics since then, but member states involved in conflicts have often ignored the call for a truce.


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