Seohyun to Promote UN Pavilion in Yeosu Expo as Goodwill Ambassador
Girls’ Generation’s (SNSD) Seohyun will be promoting the 2012 Yeosu Expo’s UN Pavilion as its goodwill ambassador.
The appointment ceremony was held in late March in a hotel in Seoul, and Seohyun was handed the certificate of appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Mun himself.
Mr. Ban Ki Mun stated that he hoped Seohyun’s promotion as ambassador would draw more students and youth to the UN Pavilion and heighten their awareness on the protection of the ocean and its use.
To this Seohyun said, “I’m happy to have received the certificate in person from Secretary-General Ban Ki Mun, who I’ve always looked up to. I will try to help as ambassador to spread knowledge about the importance of the ocean.”
A rep from the UN Pavilion’s executive office said, “In order to promote the UN Pavilion and draw more attention to the importance of the ocean environment, we chose Seohyun, member of the globally popular idol group SNSD, as our ambassador. Seohyun also immediately took up the role because she agreed with the purpose of the UN Pavilion in letting the world know about [the ocean].”
The Yeosu Expo’s UN Pavilion was put together under the theme ‘The oceans and beaches that help us live and guarantee our future: It’s your choice!’ by 24 UN organizations, led by Mr. Ban Ki Mun. The Pavilion involves an exhibition, film screenings, mock UN assemblies, a ‘UN day’ and a musical gala show.
In the meantime, Seohyun plans to continue promoting Taetiseo, an SNSD unit group, with fellow members Taeyeon and Tiffany.
The 2012 Yeosu Expo will open its doors on May 12.
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