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SangJin Choi with Mr. Joon Oh, President of ECOSOC

APPA Workshop and Seminar for Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and Global Citizenship Education

Another great (and busy!) day at #CSW60 with 10 Member States presenting on the Review Theme of ending violence against women, parliamentarians meeting on the importance of non-discriminatory legislation, the annual Women's Empowerment Principles event and so much more! Get some rest and we'll see you back here tomorrow.Type your paragraph here.

On September 21st, U.N. International day of peace was celebrated by an event. APPA and GCS International took part in this event by inviting World Taekwondo Federation for a Taekwondo demonstration at the U.N. headquarters. Taekwondo is being taught in third world countries to women, and this event paved a way to empower women’s rights. The president of the federation, Chung-won Choue, delivered celebratory remarks and introduced traditional Korean taekwondo.  The event was sponsored by the Korea Foundation and the Republic of Korea Permanent Mission, ran by the government of the Republic of Korea. 

SangJin Choi, APPA President with Mr. Ban Ki-moon

  • In 2003, APPA launched the Poster Power Project (PPP), a project perfect for targeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and spreading awareness among young adults and adults. Since its beginning, more than 2,500 students have created posters on issues such as extreme poverty, education, and so on. 
  • Over 2,900 students have participated in the Fasting Power Project since its beginning in 2000. In this project, students fast a meal per week and instead ask their parents to donate five dollars, money that could be spent on the meals. Over a month, approximately 20-25 dollars are accumulated per student volunteer.
  • Since the inception of the Flower Power Project (FlPP) in 1999 by APPA, the poor areas in Washington D.C. significantly transformed for the good. To this day, approximately three thousand high and middle school students actively participated in this project by cleaning the streets and building street gardens. 

 Appa Un Youth Leadership Program

  • United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, answers question about the Canadian efforts to welcome 25 000 refugees, during visit with the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, at Montreal city hall on Friday February 12, 2016.  (Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette)

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2015 UN International Day of Peace and Taekwondo Event at the UN HQ, sponsored by APPA