BTS will be attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in from Sept. 19 to 23.
This invitation comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in horned them with a diplomatic passport and a fountain pen as they were appointed as a“special presidential envoy for future generations and culture” at a Tuesday ceremony in the country’s capital of Seoul.
After being appointed RM gave a speech on behalf of the group saying, “It is a huge honor, both as an individual and a citizen, to be able to hold the title of special presidential envoy for future generations and culture. We’re always thinking about how we could give more and return the love we have received, and we’re just thankful that the president has presented us with such a big opportunity. We will do our best as special envoys.”
BTS plans to give a speech at the second Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Moment event scheduled for Monday i.e on 20th September. They will also give a prerecorded performance.
The theme of the 76th General Assembly is “Building resilience through hope — to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.”
It is not the 1st time BTS visiting the U.N. Previously on 24th September 2018, the group attended the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly in an effort to help launch Unicef’s Generation Unlimited program to promote education and employment of young people.