Support continues to grow for a Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) petition as the signature count has risen once again.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue aims to hand the petition to the United Nations (UN) at the Global Compact on Refugees event next year.
Choue officially announced his plan to establish the THF in his speech at the UN headquarters in New York City on the 2015 International Day of Peace.
The petition aims to "demonstrate global support to the use of sport as an empowering tool for refugees worldwide, and to further convince global decision makers to take concrete action in that sense".
Over 150 people have signed it within the last four weeks bringing the total of signatories to 706.
The THF aims to teach the sport and related educational programmes to refugees and displaced persons worldwide.
Projects have been set up in Jordan, Turkey, Rwanda, Djibouti and Nepal.
"If you too believe that sports is a powerful tool to help refugees, please leave your signature on the right and share the petition with your community, friends and family," the petition says.
"At THF, we believe that sport can be used as a universal language to empower refugees and displaced persons worldwide."
The petition can be found here.