Source: The Korean Herald
On November 24th, Chairman Ban Ki-moon received the Strait of Magellan Award from the Chilean government for his global leadership for a better future.
The Strait of Magellan Award is a prestigious award that’s bestowed upon modern day innovators in each country whose work represents the spirit of exploration.
This award originates from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan who was a Portuguese explorer and navigator who sailed the Strait of Magellan. The Strait of Magellan is located between the South of Chile and the North of Tierra del Fuego and serves as an important passage between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Strait of Magellan award was created to commemorate Magellan’s 500th Anniversary of exploration and voyage, which began in 1519 in his spirit of exploration.
A tree in Chairman Ban Ki-moon’s name was planted in the Magellan region, along with the trees of the other 54 winners from all over the world to form a reforestation forest in Chilean Patagonia for the years and generations to come.