BLACKPINK have once reached new heights.
In an announcement made earlier last week, the United Nations (UN) appointed the 'Lovesick Girls' act as advocates for their Sustainable Goals Development, making them the first Asian act to reach this milestone.
Welcome to our newest @SDGAdvocates: Nobel Peace Laureate @k_satyarthi, STEM activist @chica_rosadita, @Microsoft President @BradSmi & pop superstars @BLACKPINK!— United Nations (@UN) September 17, 2021
They are joining a group of inspiring people raising awareness about the #GlobalGoals. https://t.co/oaMyDuphOL pic.twitter.com/YDhRAk69sk
In a statement by the UN, BLACKPINK shared, "We truly believe in the importance of collective action. We will only be able to make a difference when we come together, for the good of everyone. Now is the time to act for a safer tomorrow and a better future."
Our new SDG Advocate, K-POP superstar group @ygofficialblink #BLACKPINK is encouraging young people to take #ClimateAction and to bring positive change to the world. https://t.co/FZ99i0cWRk pic.twitter.com/RxwNz3cP10— SDG Advocates (@SDGAdvocates) September 18, 2021
This comes as the group's latest project with the UN, following their appointment as advocates for the Conference on Climate Change (COP26) last year.
Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals is a project by the UN that serves as a call to action to achieve a better future for all in terms of education, healthcare, gender equality, climate change, and more. Alongside BLACKPINK, other advocates include Belgium's Queen Matilde, environmental activist Hindou Ibrahim, actor-producer Dia Mirza, youth activist Valentina Muñoz Rabanal, and more.
Find out more about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals here.