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SOCHI, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for stopping military conflicts all around the world during the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Speaking at the 126th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Sochi on Thursday, Ban Ki-moon said this was a tragedy that not all conflicts in the world had been stopped.
The UN Secretary-General said all conflicts raised serious concerns. He called those involved in armed conflicts to lay down their weapons on the occasion of the 22th Olympic Winter Games Sochi-2014.
“Hatred of any kind must have no place in the XXI century. We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people,” Ban told the IOC session.
“We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face,” he added. “I know that Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter enshrines the IOC's opposition to any form of discrimination,” Ban noted.
“The United Nations stands strongly behind our own 'Free and Equal' campaign, and I look forward to working with the IOC, governments and other partners around the world to build societies of equality and tolerance,” the UN Secretary-General said.