UN / OLYMPIC TRUCE

20-Jan-2022 00:01:08
Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid appealed to all Member States to demonstrate their commitment to the Olympic Truce and to “undertake concrete actions at the local, national, regional and world levels to promote and strengthen a culture of peace and harmony based on the spirit of the Truce.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 20 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

20 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, General Assembly
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, United Nations:
“As President of the General Assembly at its seventy-sixth session, I solemnly appeal to all Member States to demonstrate their commitment to the Olympic Truce for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and to undertake concrete actions at the local, national, regional and world levels to promote and strengthen a culture of peace and harmony based on the spirit of the Truce. Referring to the original tradition of the Olympic Truce practised in ancient times, as described in resolution 76/13, I also call upon all warring parties of current armed conflicts around the world to boldly agree to true mutual ceasefires for the duration of the Olympic Truce, thus providing an opportunity to settle disputes peacefully.”
4.Wide shot, General Assembly
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Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid appealed to all Member States to demonstrate their commitment to the Olympic Truce and to “undertake concrete actions at the local, national, regional and world levels to promote and strengthen a culture of peace and harmony based on the spirit of the Truce.”

Speaking at the General Assembly Hall today (20 Jan) in New York, Shahid referred to the original tradition of the Olympic Truce practised in ancient times, as described in resolution 76/13, and called upon all warring parties of current armed conflicts around the world to “boldly agree to true mutual ceasefires for the duration of the Olympic Truce, thus providing an opportunity to settle disputes peacefully.”

The 2022 Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing and venues near neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People's Republic of China.
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