Watch: BTS performs in UN, deliver special message for ARMYs
South Korean boy band BTS, addressed the United Nations on Monday. They talked about promoting youth solution for the planet.
The septet arrived at the UN assembly dressed in subdued black suits, and said that they asked young people all around the world to share their perspectives on being the “Covid lost generation,” and how have they been keeping up. After member Jin read aloud a few responses that were sent to them, they also mentioned that they hope to rally with youngsters to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. They demonstrated their speech in Korean and via a translator.
Apart from that they also talked about the Covid-vaccines and the importance of taking care of ourselves and our communities.
Due to Covid restrictions BTS spoke before a large empty General Assembly, with a few delegates in the front rows listening in silence. The band mentioned how heartbroken they are for cancelling their latest tour because of the pandemic.
BTS has been in the UNGA before and have been trying to spread the messages of hope through their ‘Love Myself’ campaign ever since. However, this time the difference was that they were invited to the stage by the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in.
Earlier this month, the band members were also appointed by President Moon as the Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture and later awarded them with diplomatic passports.
After their speech, BTS also played a pre-recorded video of them performing on one of their songs, ‘Permission to Dance’ which they carried on from the empty hall to the UN Assembly’s lawn infront of the beautiful river view.
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The band comprises seven members- Jin, Suga, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They have become a global sensation in the past few years. Their fans are popularly known as ARMY.