They are one of the biggest boy bands in the world. Now, he is returning as President Moon’s special presidential envoy to the United Nations. Here’s what we know about the K-pop group, BTS.
BTS is known for their activism and influence in South Korea and beyond.
This K-pop group is known for its global influence and positive messaging. BTS, along with Korean President Moon Jae-in, will attend the second meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Decade of Action on Monday at the United Nations.
“As BTS delivers a message of comfort and hope to the entire world, its presence this time at the UN General Assembly is a worthwhile opportunity to expand communication with future generations around the world and to draw their sympathies on major international issues. work as expected, the Blue House said in a statement.
With this new identity, some fans called BTS “the pride of South Korea”.
BTS was appointed ‘Special Presidential Envoy’ during September 2021
These artists traveled to the Cheong Wa Dae or Blue House to receive work from the President. He delivered a lot of punches in the process. J-Hope also gave a thumbs up.
“First of all, it is so respected as a Korean that Mr. President said that we are instrumental in national interests and furthermore diplomacy,” RM said according to a fan. translation. “And it’s such a great honor to do something under the title ‘Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture’ as an artist (entertainer), also as a person from among the people of this country.”
“As we have been to the United Nations once before, we will as always come back after successfully completing our work with our youthful spirit and passion,” he continued. “Thank you so much for entrusting us with this task.”
Of course, fans took to social media to share their support for this K-pop group and their milestone. Some ARMYs even nicknamed BTS the “Pride of South Korea” in response to the incident.
However, this won’t be the first time BTS has created history as an award-winning artist. This boy band became the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammy Awards, which later earned a nomination at the awards ceremony.
BTS is the K-pop group behind ‘Love Myself’ campaign
This would not be the first time this K-pop group toured the United Nations. In 2017, BTS created a “Love Myself” campaign, in addition to ending violence against children, encouraging fans to navigate their own difficulties.
Since its creation, the project has grossed over $2 million, with the song “Love Myself” garnering millions of plays on the music platform, Spotify.
ARMYs also support a number of non-profit organizations inspired by BTS members. For RM’s birthday, which included a nature-related project where fans planted trees in South Korea and, in honor of protests from the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement.
BTS behind anti-violence campaign with UNICEF, ‘Love Myself’ campaign