Another 210 signatures have been put on the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) petition.
The overall count has now reached 916 supporters of the petition, which 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".
Among the latest signatories include people from Nigeria, Russia and Brazil.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue launched the THF in 2015 during a speech he gave at the United Nations’ (UN) headquarters in New York City during International Day of Peace celebrations.
Choue is hoping to hand the petition into the UN at next year’s Global Compact on Refugees event.
The THF aims to teach taekwondo and host educational programmes to refugees and other displaced people around the world, with projects already being launched in Jordan, Turkey, Rwanda, Djibouti and Nepal.
“Every day, we try to pass on to refugees the many physical and mental benefits of our sport and martial art, Taekwondo, which is fun and easy to do as it requires minimal equipment,” the petition states.
“At the same time, taekwondo teachings also tackle important notions such as discipline, self-esteem and non-violence, which we believe can contribute to promote good global citizenship.”
The petition can be found here.