President Moon Jae-in is named one of the honorees of the 2017 Global Citizen Awards by the Atlantic Council.
The annual award by the U.S.-based think tank is given to those who contribute to advancing democracy and civic awareness.
The council specializing in the field of international affairs recognized Moon's efforts to implement strong reforms to address the deep-rooted problems in the political and economic system, the North Korea nuclear issue, and job creation.
The South Korean leader will accept the honor during his visit to New York next week to attend the UN General Assembly.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Pianist Lang Lang are the two other honorees.