The UN General Assembly has adopted a symbolic resolution calling for a truce around the period of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
 
The resolution, “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal,” was adopted by consensus without voting on Monday at the 72nd General Assembly. 
 
The resolution calls on the nations of the world to uphold the Olympic Truce for the time of the Olympic Winter Games. 
 
It specifically asks member states “to ensure the safe passage, access and participation of athletes, officials and all other accredited persons taking part in the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.”
 
The resolution is adopted every two years ahead of the Summer and Winter Olympic games to declare a truce and safe passage for all participants during the athletic events.
 
The PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are slated to run next year from February ninth to 25th and March ninth to 18th, respectively.