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While the Olympic Truce has been a tradition since the UN General Assembly passed the first one, which went into effect during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Monday's resolution was drafted by the South Korean government and co-sponsored by China, the US, Japan and Russian Federation.

Today the United Nations General Assembly passed the truce by acclamation, continuing an Olympic tradition.

The draft resolution was presented to the UN General Assembly at their headquarters in NY.

It is claimed United Nations recognises the power of sport and the relevance of the Olympic Truce in the modern world by adopting the resolution.

"It is the dream of every athlete to compete at the Olympic Games", Bach said, appealing as an athlete not an administrator, in his speech before the GA.

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

The resolution urges countries to give safe passage to all players, officers and officials participating in the Olympics to have safe access and allow them to participate at the Games, as well as mobiliising youth around the world for peace.

The PyeongChang games will be the first of three consecutive Olympic games to be held in Asia, the resolution notes, "offering possibilities of new partnership in sport and beyond for Republic of Korea, Japan and China".

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Lee said that PyeongChang is ready to "welcome the world" for the 2018 Olympics with all construction done and the Olympic Flame touring the country. The resolution also signifies the UN Assembly's, UN General Assembly strong wish that the PyeongChang Games will provide the window of opportunity to foster an environment conducive to building and sustaining peace on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia.

The Pyeongchang Games will take place just 80km from South Korea's heavily fortified border with its estranged neighbour to the north.

In this photo captured from official UN footage, former South Korean figure skating champion Kim Yu-na addresses the UN General Assembly in NY on November 13, 2017.

"Although North Korea hasn't given an official response yet, we are very hopeful that they will compete".

In addition, the 2018 Olympics face the prospect of bringing together athletes from both North and South Korea.

Still, the previous time South Korea hosted the Olympics, which was the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung, the founder of the North Korean state, boycotted them after a plan to co-host the event fell apart.

Concerns have risen in the region following a series of missile tests by North Korea in recent months.

The two-time Olympian added that she is confident that the upcoming Games "will be one of best platforms not only for transmitting this message but for sharing the Olympic spirit of peace for humanity with the entire world".

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