A/RES/64/4 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 1 December 2009 Sixty-fourth session Agenda item 45 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 October 2009 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/64/L.2 and Add.1)] 64/4. Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 62/4 of 31 October 2007, in which it decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session the sub-item entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal”, and recalling also its prior decision to consider the sub-item every two years in advance of each Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Recalling also its resolution 48/11 of 25 October 1993, which, inter alia, revived the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria (“Olympic Truce”) calling for a truce during the Olympic Games that would encourage a peaceful environment and ensure the safe passage and participation of athletes and relevant persons at the Games, thereby mobilizing the youth of the world to the cause of peace, Taking into account the inclusion in the United Nations Millennium Declaration 1 of an appeal for the observance of the Olympic Truce now and in the future and for support for the International Olympic Committee in its efforts to promote peace and human understanding through sport and the Olympic ideal, 0F Recognizing the valuable contribution that the appeal launched by the International Olympic Committee for an Olympic Truce could make towards advancing the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recognizing also the increasingly important role of sport in achieving internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, and reaffirming the commitments undertaken in this regard by the Heads of State and Government gathered at the World Summit of the General Assembly, held in New York in 2005, Recalling its resolution 63/135 of 11 December 2008, in which it recognized the value of sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace _______________ 1 09-46207 See resolution 55/2. *0946207* Please rec cle ♲

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