The president of South Korea gave BTS an important title. The group will travel to the United Nations headquarters to give a speech. BTS will once again give a speech to the United Nations Assembly in 2021.
This time, members of the South Korean group will attend as special presidential envoys from their country, a title conferred by the South Korean head of government.
On July 21, Blue House spokeswoman Park Kyung Min presents the boyband’s recognition: “President Moon Jae In has appointed BTS as ‘special presidential envoys for future generations and culture’ with the goal of advancing the global agenda. of the next generations, like the sustainable growth and to expand the diplomatic power of South Korea in the international community“.
문재인 대통령은 지속가능한 성장 등 미래세대를 위한 글로벌 의제를 선도하고 국제사회에서 높아진 우리나라의 위상에 맞는 외교력의 확대를 위해 방탄소년단(@BTS_twt)을 '미래세대와 문화를 위한 대통령 특별사절(Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture)'로 임명했습니다. pic.twitter.com/AFgUu0GPpD
— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) July 21, 2021
According to the representative of the South Korean president, this appointment to BTS is part of a government initiative to unite the diplomatic capabilities of the citizens and “expand the nation’s diplomatic horizons.” The purpose is to strengthen the global image of the country as a nation at the forefront, by collaborating with expert or prestigious citizens in their field.
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Park Kyung Min mentioned BTS’s hot streak on Billboard’s HOT 100 (eight weeks at # 1). On behalf of the Government, the spokeswoman stressed that the message of “Permission to dance” and the inclusion of sign language in the choreography are aligned with South Korea’s determination to overcome the pandemic in solidarity and cooperation with the rest of the world.
It was also confirmed that BTS will attend the 75th United Nations General Assembly and travel to the headquarters in New York in September.
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook will also perform at other international conferences to spread messages of hope and encouragement to young people around the world.
As influential characters, BTS members will participate in campaigns related to the global challenges of the environment, poverty, discrimination, and more. This will be the third time that the interpreters of “Butter” have the opportunity to give a speech before the UN. The boyband was previously invited in 2018 and 2020, on behalf of UNICEF, to share lectures with leaders.