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U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Olympics

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U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Olympics

Does that include a truce between Japan and SK?

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Would be awesome if the world community will take these words in real consideration.

After all the Olympics were originally meant to bond friends and rivals,even enemies.

In ancient Greece the olympics meant that every war like the Peloponnesian war would stop and have a truce during the games.

Sometimes we can learn from the ancients.

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IOC needs to tell South Korea this. They are the only country trying hard to politicize the 2020 Olympics.

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There will be no Russia.

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The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

UN is one big joke. Such advise is to be made, in the 1st place to it's own United Nations Security Council

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Well, Russia has been banned from next year's Olympics, so maybe, there will be some peace.

Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup for cheating over dope tests

https://www.msn.com/en-my/sport/news/russia-banned-from-olympics-soccer-world-cup-for-cheating-over-dope-tests/ar-BBY0t9i?li=BBr8Hnu

I wonder if Trump will protest the unfair treatment of his dear friend and great country.

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If they ban the rising sun flag maybe

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U N is a bunch of corrupt self interested crooks they are not really interested in solving the worlds problems

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showchinmonoToday  05:04 pm JST

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

UN is one big joke. Such advise is to be made, in the 1st place to it's own United Nations Security Council

Sad but true,I agree with you.

The U.N. as it is now it’s merely a symbolic institution unable to impose any sort of human rights or concrete peace in several regions of this planet.

It’s a failure like the League Of Nations was.

We need the goodwill of the major countries to form a true institution that can be the guardian of peace,equality and human rights.

Let’s hope that in the future such kind of thing will come.

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Nice idea; it won’t happen.

Worked for the ancient Greeks because they were all the same culture, believed in the same gods and feared the consequences from Mount Olympus of breaking a sacred truce. Even then there were instances of cities ignoring it.

Today it is just a virtue signalling platitude without meaning or moral enforcement (strangely enough the various warring factions around the globe don’t believe some supernatural power will hurl thunderbolts at them or else believe said invisible friend is on their side).

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No RU and did Mr.Trump approve?

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Does that include a truce between Japan and SK?

No.

If they ban the rising sun flag maybe

U.N. is an unelected, undemocratic organization. They have no right to ban an official Japanese flag being waved at Olympic and Paralympic events.

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Ever since Tokyo was announced as the host I thought SK would/should be required to especially read out the Olympic oath at the beginning of the event.

Maybe a special translation provided to athletes before they even leave SK and pack for their travels.

Forget the last year, they have form at “sporting” events going back years.

Que the first stunts at Narita; confiscated political equipment, etc.

(obviously they have already started)

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After reading months of bigoted attacks on South Korea, I hope there will be efforts made to contain the ultra-nationalist far right Japanese.

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So much Anti-Japan bias coming from our neighbor S. Korea.

People set themselves on fire in Korea, that's how much hate they have for Japan.

They attack Japanese tourist, boycott Japanense products, go back on past agreements, always use Japan as a punching bag for the ultra nationalist far Right, Far Left and in the middle. All of them have a negative bias view towards Japan.

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SK needs to boycott this Olympics, really. How can they be in the land of people they passionately hate the most? Leave the Olympics to those that knows how to respect.

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U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Olympics

How about the UN just calls for a truce now...

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To be a member of the Human Rights Council is to serve as an accessory to its lies, injustices and crimes. But so too is remaining in the UN. To uphold the ideal of freedom, withdrawal from the UN should be a further goal.

https://newideal.aynrand.org/u-s-exit-from-un-human-rights-council-is-a-good-start/

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