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Volume 7 No. 149
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United Nations Introduces Peace Resolution Ahead Of PyeongChang Games

The United Nations "put forward a resolution promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula during the PyeongChang Olympics" at its 72nd General Assembly in N.Y. on Monday, according to You Soo-sun of the KOREA TIMES. The "Olympic Truce Resolution for PyeongChang" will request U.N. member states to "refrain from committing any hostile acts around the Olympics period," from seven days prior to its opening to seven days after the closing. This is also part of a wider resolution, "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal," meant to uphold peace "not just on the Korean Peninsula, but in all of East Asia for the upcoming Olympics planned in the region." It begins with the PyeongChang Games next year followed by Tokyo in '20 and Beijing in '22. The Korean government prepared the draft for the PyeongChang truce resolution and "developed it through engaging in negotiations with other U.N. member states" (KOREA TIMES, 11/13).