BTS are set to speak at the 76th United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
In an announcement made today (21/07), South Korean President Moon Jae-In has appointed the international pop group as the 'Presidential Special Envoy for Future Generations and Culture,' which was carried out to enhance and build on the country's image and stance on global issues.
Pres.Moon(@moonriver365) appointed BTS (@BTS_twt) as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations & Culture to help shape the global agenda on sustainable growth and topics important to future generations. pic.twitter.com/2hucOTW7rx— The Office of President Moon Jae-in (@TheBlueHouseENG) July 22, 2021
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With this new appointment, BTS are set to attend various global conferences to represent South Korea and advocate for important issues concerning young people. In particular, the 'Permission To Dance' act will be once again attending the 75th UN General Assembly later this September where they will give a speech of hope, love, and encouragement to people all over the world.
Known for spreading hopeful and positive energy, BTS is expected to make significant contributions to further elevating Korea’s status as a pacesetter in the post-COVID-19 era while working as a Special Presidential Envoy. pic.twitter.com/1xvAKkfkLf— The Office of President Moon Jae-in (@TheBlueHouseENG) July 22, 2021
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This will be the group's latest speech at the UN, following their ongoing efforts to advocate for self-love and solidarity amongst young people. BTS gave their first UN speech in 2018, and then again in 2020.
BTS have also been carrying out a continuous campaign with UNICEF to "end violence and neglect while simultaneously promoting children and young people's self-esteem and well-being. Called LOVE MYSELF, the campaign was first established in 2017 and has since raised close to USD 3 million worldwide.
Check out BTS' 'LOVE MYSELF' campaign with UNICEF here.