Boy band BTS to become first K-Pop group to address the United Nations
23 September, 2018, 21:42
BTS expected to speak about #LoveMyself campaign at the UN General Assembly.
Global superstars and humanitarian ambassadors, BTS, have been invited to speak to world leaders at the United Nations Head Office for the launch of an empowering youth campaign organised by UNICEF, the United Nations' wing that focuses on children's rights and human dignity. The assembly of the UN's 192-member nations has begun on September 18.
They will attend an event for a project called "Generation Unlimited" by UNICEF which is "dedicated to increasing opportunities and investments for children and young people" and give a three-minute speech in English on September 24.
In her message for BTS, Fore said: 'You've raised over $1 million for our work to end violence against children and young people.
Last November, the group and Big Hit Entertainment, their agency, signed a partnership agreement with the Korean Committee for UNICEF for the launch of the Love Myself campaign aimed at sponsoring #ENDviolence - a global UNICEF initiative to ensure that children and teens are safe. Most of BTS songs encourage young people to stay true to themselves, be involved in social issues, and most importantly, to love themselves. BTS has been working with UNICEF with numerous donations, which come from some of the income from the sales of physical albums of the "Love Yourself" series, donations of income from the sales of official goods for the LOVE MYSELF campaign, and more.
The first lady of South Korea Kim Jong Sook is scheduled to attend as well.