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Organization

The organization of the International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagment under the aupsices of UNESCO is largely divided into the Governinng Board and Secretariat

The ICM’s governing board approves yearly task and budget plans as well as establishes and revises articles of association, rules, and regulations of the centre. The governing board members includes figures recommended by the Korean government or UNESCO along with other stakeholders of the field. UNESCO member countries and related interest groups also participate in the board in order to represent different voices of the parties, in particular, the five regional groups of UNESCO (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean).

The Secretariat office of the centre takes charge of fulfilling the objectives and roles of the ICM states in the agreement between the Korean government and UNESCO as well as planning and implementing its projects.

Governing Board

Auditor

Secretary-General

  • Strategic Planning Team

    Manages HR, administration, budget and accounting

    Manages the governing board, establishment and revises articles of association and regulations

    Manages the martial arts clearing house and the website

    Establishes and manages the martial arts archive

    Records management, periodicals publication

    Martial arts related publication

  • International Cooperation Team

    Promotes cooperation between UNESCO member countries and C2 centres

    Designs and offers martial arts programs

    Organizes international academic conference on martial arts

    Supports martial arts communities

    Manages Martial Arts Open School

    Organizes other HR exchange projects

  • Research and Development Team

    Manages the International Youth Martial Arts Camp

    Implements content on youth martial arts

    Organizes international exchange on youth martial arts

    Collects materials on martial arts and conducts basic survey

    Publishes guides and glossaries on martial arts

    Conducts research and implements the knowledge sharing projects

Representative of the Government of the Republic of Korea
  • LEE Si Jong (Governor of Chungcheongbuk-do, Chairperson of the ICM Governing Board)
  • OH Young Woo (Director-General, Sports Bureau, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
  • HONG SEOK-In (Director-General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • CHO Gil Hyeong (Mayor, Chungju City Hall)
Recommended by UNESCO Director-General
  • Nada Al-Nashif (Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO)
Representative of UNESCO Member States
  • Laura Yan(Deputy Governing Board member of F.U.S.C, China)
  • Jesús Mardaras Arrúe (Representative of Western Europe and North America, Spain )
  • Aghan William Odero(Representative of Africa, Kenya)
  • Olimjon Makhmudov (Representative of the Asia-Pacific Region, Uzbekistan)
Representative of Academia
  • NAM Joong Woong (Professor of Korea National University of Transportation)
  • SHIM Seung-Koo (Professor of Korea National Sport University)
  • CHUNG Wha-Tae (President of the World Martial Arts Union)
  • HEO Keon-Sik (Secretary General of the Korea Martial Arts Federation)
Auditor
  • HONG Sung Bae (Lawyer)

The ICM Secretariat Staff members are largely divided into 3 teams and 1 Secretary General.

Secretary General
Secretary General
KIM Si Hyun 043-845-6725
Strategic Planning Team
Strategic Planning Team
CHOI Ick Chan (Chief) 043-850-6726 Chief
AHN Hong Ki (Senior Programme Specialist) 043-850-6727 Governing Board Meeting, Strategy Planning & Reporting, Clearinghouse
JUNG Yong Bong(Senior Programme Specialist) 043-850-6728 Accounting, Contract and Salary Management
LEE Hye Won (Programme Specialist) 043-845-6748 Korean Advisory Group, Public Relations Affairs, ICM Website, Exhibition
LEE Mi So(Programme Specialist) 043-845-8864 Special Advisory Group, Newsletter and Publication
International Cooperation Team
International Cooperation Team
LEE Keun Euk 043-845-6726 Chief
CHOI Hanna 043-845-6727 Academic Seminar, Member states·UNESCO·C2 Centre Network
HAN Chang Hee 043-845-6728 Open School, African Regional Martial Arts Conference
LEE Da Young 043-845-6729 Martial Arts Silk Road Project, Young Martial Arts Researcher Program
Research and Development Team
Research and Development Team
CHOI Won 043-850-6729 Chief
CHO Seong Sik 043-845-6739 Martial Arts Research and Knowledge Sharing
JUNG Man Young 043-845-6749 Martial arts youth network management, International Youth Martial Arts Camp
HONG Seong Hye 043-845-6759 Martial Arts Educational Toolkit Project, Martial Arts Compendium and Glossary Development