UN General Assembly approves resolution extending an Olympic truce to protect transit of athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic games.
• The Olympic Truce draft resolution for the Olympic and Paralympic Games #Paris2024 will be introduced to the United Nations (UN) Assembly in New York on Tuesday 21 November, at 10:00 Eastern Time (EST).
• Dating back to the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia in 776 BC, the Olympic Truce aims to ensure a halt to all hostilities, allowing the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The IOC revived the Olympic Truce in 1992, and it is now introduced for every edition of the Games.
• The draft resolution for the Olympic Truce for Paris 2024 will be formally submitted to the Member States by the Government of France in close collaboration with the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee and the Organising Committee.
• Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet will introduce the resolution to the UN General Assembly with a speech, followed by discussions by the Member States and remarks by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
• After the formal proceedings, there will be a joint media opportunity at approximately 11:30 EST, with IOC President Thomas Bach and Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet in the East Foyer of the UN General Assembly Hall in New York.