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IOC and UN Secretariat agree historic deal to work together to use sport to build a better world (IOC – International Olympic Commitee)

(Source: IOC – International Olympic Commitee) 28/04/2014 President Bach again calls for those involved in conflict to ‘have a direct personal dialogue’. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement today at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level. The agreement underlined that the IOC and the UN “share the same values of contributing to a better and peaceful world through sport.” The IOC, which was granted UN Observer Status in 2009, has long enjoyed strong ties with individual UN agencies, working with them globally on a…