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“Promoting sport as a powerful vehicle towards peace.” That is the key behind the ITTF’s agreement with World Taekwondo and the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF).

Upon signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly, the three organisations will develop close cooperation in the following areas:

  • Promoting sport as a powerful vehicle towards peace, social development and integration of vulnerable populations;
  • Uniting forces in offering sport for development and peace activities, in particular in Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation’s existing Azraq Taekwondo Academy in Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan, and potentially other locations worldwide;
  • Exchanging and sharing of expertise, know-how, information and publications.

“As international sports federations, we have a real responsibility to harness the power of sport to make a positive social impact. This agreement will see us make further steps forwards, as Table Tennis and Taekwondo unite for a greater global good.”

Thomas Weikert, ITTF President

“The landmark agreement is another example of World Taekwondo’s commitment to contributing to a more peaceful future. This newly created network of information will only enhance our understanding of the needs of many, whilst also bringing the three organisations closer together.”

Chungwon Choue, President of World Taekwondo

Every day, the ITTF is heavily involved in promoting and implementing social development programmes through the ITTF Foundation. Click here to find out more.

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