Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs

Develop peace through Taekwondo

Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF)

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) and its mother organization World Taekwondo (WT) have been striving for a better, more peaceful World inclusive of global children, youth and minorities through the sport and martial art of taekwondo. Acknowledging its responsibility as international sports leader, World Taekwondo created THF in early 2016 as separate non-profit organisation, with a mission to be part of the global solution to advance the universal Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on empowering children and youth in vulnerable situations. WT’s rationale with this initiative is to lead the way in sports for peace and development at the international sports federation level, in full alignment with IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 and IOC Sustainability Strategy, and with world peace and good governance as core principles. Since 2016, THF has been offering Taekwondo Academies’ projects for children and youth living in refugee camps or areas highly affected by displacement, with a long-term and sustainable vision, notably in Jordan, Turkey, Nepal, France, Rwanda, Djibouti, and Niger. THF’s paramount objectives are to offer hope, opportunities to play and expression, improvement of mental and physical well-being in a safe space for rehabilitation and for communities to grow stronger, and to encourage all participants to grow as Good Global Citizens. THF seeks to increase its global impact and reach through the Paris Peace Forum, to develop existing projects to their full potential, create new projects and visions for enhanced operations, and connect if not partner with other organisations and states attending the Forum.