BTS to make history at the United Nations

Lawrence Kim
September 23, 2018

K-pop sensation BTS will reportedly attend the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations next week.

Korean boy band BTS will make history next week as the first ever K-Pop group to speak at the United Nations.

According to UN sources, BTS will be attending the launch of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)'s "Generation Unlimited" partnership that will take place on September 24 at 12 p.m. local time at the UN Headquarters in NY, a day before the general debate will begin.

BTS and Big Hit Entertainment forged an agreement with the Korean Committee for UNICEF last November for the Love Myself campaign, seeking to sponsor the #ENDviolence campaign, a global UNICEF initiative to ensure that children and teens are safe without any fear of violence. In fact, with the donations BTS, and their CEO, Bang Si-hyuk, have contributed, and also the money ARMYs have raised, BTS' #LoveMyself campaign has successfully raised over $1 million for UNICEF.

The Korean boy group has been very vocal about several social issues. We encourage every young person to find the love from within themselves and spread that love to others.

Generation Unlimited will become part of the UN Secretary-General's Youth 2030 Strategy and will focus on three key areas: secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and decent work; and empowerment.

Thus, it is no surprise that BTS' influence and humanitarian deeds, through their campaigns, their music and their golden hearts, have resulted in them being invited to the United Nations General Assembly. It will run through next month. They will also perform live in New York's Time Square for Good Morning America on September 26 before heading to their two-night concert at Newark's Prudential Center on September 28-29. The LP and its lead track "IDOL" were released on August 24.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER