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17 October 2011 – The United Nations today called for the traditional age-old truce to be observed during next summer’s Olympics in London, urging warring parties around the world to lay down their arms as the Games’ ancient Greek founders did some 2,700 years ago.

In a resolution co-sponsored by all 193 Member States, the General Assembly exhorted all nations to observe the Olympic Truce individually and collectively for six weeks, starting with the opening of the XXX Olympiad on 27 July and ending with the closing of the XIV Paralympic Games for disabled athletes on 9 September.    Read full UN News Centre Report...

Walk For Truce

Lord Michael Bates was present in Geneva to witness the signing of the UN resolution and discuss the Olympic Truce with Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General

Release Peace

A new  resource for schools to help prepare pupils to become peace-builders in the run up to the Olympic Games was launched at Westminster Cathedral on 7 October 2011