An appointment ceremony was held at the end of March when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit. During the affair, Ban reportedly asked Seohyun to raise awareness among Expo tourists of the importance of conserving the seas and oceans.
Seohyun replied, “I’m delighted to be appointed by Ban, for whom I have deep respect. I will do my best to raise awareness on how important it is to preserve the maritime environment.”
It is well-known that Ban Ki Moon has long been Seohyun’s idol and someone she looks up to. It must be an honor for her to be appointed as such. Seohyun will undoubtedly raise more awareness for South Korea in this year’s expo.