DHAKA: The United Nations agreed on Tuesday to mediate between South and North Korea with the aim of forming a unified team for some events at the 2015 World University Games, organisers said.
Wilfried Lemke, the special UN adviser on sports for development and peace, signed a cooperation agreement with the Universiade organising committee in the southwestern city of Gwangju.
It calls for efforts to create joint Korean teams in some events and to increase sporting exchanges by inviting North Koreans to the UN’s Youth Leadership Camp in the host city, reports The Straits Times.
‘This agreement is very meaningful since the UN promised to directly mediate and support peace on the Korean peninsula and promote inter-Korean relations,’ the organising committee said in a statement.
BDST: 1751 HRS, JUL 10, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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