Efforts by the International Olympic Committee to revive the ancient tradition of the Olympic Truce began in 1992. Soon thereafter, a dialogue was begun with the United Nations and the first UN resolution supporting the Olympic Truce was unanimously adopted in 1993. This is a landmark in the history of Olympism and marks the beginning of strong recognition of the power of the Olympic Truce amongst the global community of nations.
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In September 2000, over 160 heads of State and Government included a special paragraph in the United Nations Millennium Declaration urging Member States to observe the Olympic Truce during all future Olympic Games.
In October 2009, the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly chaired by HE Dr Abdussalam Treki, adopted a resolution, urging Member States to observe the Olympic Truce during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, opening the way for sport as a tool to promote peace, dialogue and reconciliation.
New York, October 2011In October 2011, the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the nations of the world to observe the Olympic Truce during the Games of the XXX Olympiad and the XIV Paralympic Games in London. This is the first resolution in the history of the United Nations co-sponsored by all 193 Member States.
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