UN ECOSOC Consultative Status NGO
Action for Peace
2015 UN International Day of Peace and Taekwondo Event at the UN HQ, sponsored by APPA
through Prayer and Aid
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. About eight hundred international delegates and guests attended and participated in Taekwondo activities. This event was successful in that it helped people from different parts of the world to come together and connect. Other representatives such as Jane Goodall, Michael Douglas, and Herbie Hancock attended the conference. APPA interns attended the conference and got the opportunity to meet and greet with individuals from U.N.
Members of the World Taekwondo Federation demo team demonstrate extensive skills by kicking a bunch of roses.
Maher Nasser, director of the Outreach Division in the United Nations Department of Public Information, is being taught how to punch.
Dr. Chungwon Choue is emphasizing the role that taekwondo can play in peace building.