Tunisian Taekwondo Cadets visiting WTF Headquarters

Tunisian Taekwondo Cadets Vow to Donate to THF

A group of Tunisian taekwondo cadets on a tour of Korea made huge financial sacrifices to fund their trip, but say that despite their personal shortage of money, they want to donate to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.

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Yellow belt ceremony at the Azraq camp Taekwondo Academy in Jordan

Global Taekwondo Family urged to visit new THF website

The website of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, went online today, offering taekwondo athletes, coaches, teams and fans from around the world the opportunity to do good. The website address is It provides information on the THF mission, establishment and operational guidelines; details on the foundation’s organization and contact points, and reports from ongoing pilot projects already underway in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey, and in earthquake-devastated regions of Nepal.

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The 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference logo

THF on Program of UN NGO Conference

A new NGO was presented to the recent United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-governmental Organization Conference in Gyeongju, Korea: The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF.

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THF Athlete Ambassador Raheleh Asemani

WTF Appoints WTF and THF Athlete Ambassadors

MONTREUX, Switzerland (May 19, 2016) – During the opening ceremony of the European Taekwondo Championships which is held on May 19 – 24 at Salle omnisports du Pierrier in Montreaux, Switzerland, a number of athletes were honored with appointments as WTF and Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Ambassadors.   WTF President Chungwon Choue awards THF Athlete […]

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THF first Board Meeting - May 19, 2016

THF Holds 1st Board of Trustees Meeting

The newly established Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) held its first Board of Trustees meeting here today, electing officers to the charitable body. Dr. Chungwon Choue, president of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), will act as president of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation. French national Roger Piarulli, a former president of the French Taekwondo Federation, was selected […]

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Empowering Lives: New Humanitarian Mission is ‘Good to Go’ in 2016

In line with the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020, and in response to the global refugee crisis, the WTF is creating a focused new charitable arm: the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). What does it do and what does it offer? Here is the story so far. One of the greatest crises facing humanity is the flood […]

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Chungwon Choue - President, World Taekwondo Federation

Who we are – Dr. Chungwon Choue

Dr. Chungwon Choue, World Taekwondo Federation’s President since 2004, was the initiator of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation project. He now holds the position of Chairman of THF’s Board of Trustees, in line with his sustained personal investment in international sports and peace. Among the other positions he currently holds in the field, Dr. Choue is […]

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Famed mountaineer Hong-gil Um named THF Goodwill ambassador

Famed Mountaineer to Talk up WTF Humanitarian Foundation

A renowned mountaineer has agreed to promote the WTF’s Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, at a high-profile event in central Seoul on March 17. Hong-gil Um was made a “Goodwill Ambassador” of the nascent charitable body by WTF President Chungwon Choue during the Korea Fair Play Awards and Forum, held at the Korea Press Center in Seoul, Korea.

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UNHCR and WTF Partner on Training in Camps

UNHCR and WTF Partner on Training in Camps

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has signed today an agreement in Geneva with the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) that will make it easier for thousands of refugees across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe to enjoy the Olympic sport and martial art of taekwondo and keep healthy.

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