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UN urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics | The Middletown Press

South Korea's 2010 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Yuna Kim, right, speaks during a press conference, Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. The U.N. General Assembly adopted a South Korea sponsored resolution that 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics build a peaceful and better world through sport and Olympic ideal.

South Korea’s 2010 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Yuna Kim, right, speaks during a press conference, Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. The U.N. General Assembly adopted a South Korea sponsored resolution that 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics build a peaceful and better world through sport and Olympic ideal.

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution by acclamation Monday urging all countries to stop hostilities and observe a truce during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — a message especially aimed at North Korea.

The resolution, adopted with a bang of the gavel by Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak to loud applause, urges U.N. member states to observe the truce from seven days before the games begin on Feb. 9 until seven days after the Paralympic Winter Games end on March 18.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, told the 193-member world body that with the resolution the General Assembly is “creating the conditions for all athletes to compete in peace.”

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