Adoption of the Olympic Truce Resolution
for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)
1. Japan highly appreciates that on December 10 (December 9 local time), “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal” (popularly known as the “Olympic Truce Resolution”), submitted by Japan to the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, was adopted by consensus with 186 co-sponsoring countries.
2. In addition to truce among all the UN member states during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (TOKYO 2020 Games), the resolution incorporates the basic concept of the TOKYO 2020 Games and Japan’s initiatives, such as “Sport for Tomorrow,” which is aimed at making international contributions through sports with the joint efforts of the public and private sectors, and the Host Town Initiative. It also includes a message of Japan’s appreciation for the support from the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan’s commitment to the reconstruction of the disaster-affected areas.
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to work together with the relevant authorities for the success of the TOKYO 2020 Games.
(Reference) “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal” (popularly known as the “Olympic Truce Resolution”)
It is a United Nations General Assembly resolution that has been continuously adopted since its first adoption in relation to the Lillehammer Winter Games in 1994, calling for a truce in Yugoslavia. By custom, it is proposed by the host country in autumn, in the year before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and adopted at the United Nations General Assembly.