United Nations

A/RES/48/10


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

25 October 1993

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                                                 A/RES/48/10
                                                 36th plenary meeting
                                                 25 October 1993
 
              International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling that the International Olympic Committee, founded on the
initiative of a Frenchman, Pierre de Coubertin, will be celebrating the
centenary of its founding in 1994,
 
      Taking into account its decision 35/424 of 5 December 1980 concerning
guidelines for international years and anniversaries,
 
      Noting that the organization of the celebration for the International
Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal at the national and international level
will be coordinated by the International Olympic Committee, with the
collaboration of the International Sports Federations and the national Olympic
committees,
 
      Recognizing that the goal of the Olympic Movement is to build a peaceful
and better world by educating the youth of the world through sport and
culture, 
 
      Recognizing also that the Olympic ideal is to promote international
understanding among the youth of the world through sport and culture and is
therefore relevant to the International Year of the Family, which will be
commemorated in 1994, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 44/82 of
8 December 1989,
 
      Noting also that the preparation for the International Year of Sport and
the Olympic Ideal will not involve any financial implications for the United
Nations or its Member States, nor will it require the setting up of any
administrative structure,
 
      1.    Proclaims 1994 as International Year of Sport and the Olympic
Ideal;
 
      2.    Commends the Olympic Movement for its ideal to promote
international understanding among the youth of the world through sport and
culture; 
 
      3.    Endorses the appeal launched by the International Olympic
Committee to build a peaceful and better world through sport, supported by
resolution CM/Res.1472 (LVIII), adopted by the Council of Ministers of the
Organization of African Unity at its fifty-eighth ordinary session, held at
Cairo from 21 to 26 June 1993;
 
      4.    Invites all States, organizations of the United Nations system and
interested non-governmental organizations to participate in the observance of
the Year and to cooperate with the Secretary-General in achieving the
objectives of the Year;
 
      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to cooperate with the International
Olympic Committee in its endeavours to promote the observance of the Year.