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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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Nepali President Praises Taekwondo, WTF Humanitarian Project

The president of Nepal has praised taekwondo and the World Taekwondo Federation’s humanitarian work during a meeting with a visiting WTF delegation. “Taekwondo is a very popular sport in our country,” said Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. “Taekwondo is not only a sport, but also it is education, which helps form a new well-disciplined generation.”

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WTF Nepal Project 2016

WTF Mission Vows to ‘Do Good for Nepalese People’

WTF President Choue and WTF Continental Union presidents, along with a 15-member WTF Demonstration Team, arrived in Nepal on Jan. 29 for a week-long reconnaissance visit for the WTF Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) pilot project and the WTF’s Nepal earthquake relief program.

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