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The implementation of the Olympic Truce for the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games approved

The Olympic Truce for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was approved by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 November in New York, USA, following two hours of discussions between Member States. It was formally submitted to the General Assembly by South Korea, on behalf of the Olympic Movement and the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG), led by its President Lee Hee-beom.

The consensus for the Olympic Truce resolution included both South Korea and North Korea, as well as future host countries of the Olympic and Paralympic Games: Japan, China, France and the USA. The first operative clause of the resolution specifically asks Member States “to ensure the safe passage, access and participation of athletes, officials and all other accredited persons taking part in the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games”.

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