On behalf of the Centre, I would like to welcome all visitors to our website.
The International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of UNESCO was established pursuant to the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and UNESCO regarding the International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of UNESCO” which was concluded on 1 December 2015.
The centre was established with the mission to contribute to youth development, leadership and community engagement through education and training involving martial arts philosophies, cultural values and techniques that train the mind, body, and spirit of yourths from 195 UNESCO member states and 10 assosiate members which add up to 205 countries in total.
The main objectives and functions of the ICM lies in promoting research and knowledge sharing on martial arts, capacity building, developing a clearing house on martial arts and lastly, fostering cooperative relationship between the developed and developing countries.
With the centre being the third category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO to be built in Korea, the ICM will make strenuous efforts to contribute to youth development and social engagement of women by spreading the martial arts philosophies and its essential values for the establishment of a culture of peace and non-violence which is one of the overarching objectives of the UNESCO.
I ask for your warm and continuous support to the centre. Thank you.