BTS to visit UN as special envoys for South Korea
Korean pop group BTS will be visiting the United Nation as special envoys for South Korea, according to multiple reports.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in officially designated the group’s members as special envoys during a ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday, according to The Korean Herald.
The group’s seven members received a letter of appointment, a diplomatic passport and a foundational pen.
Moon said that BTS’ influence had helped diplomacy, and were often discussed between him and other world leaders, according to the newspaper.
“Some had even asked if we could invite BTS to hold a K-pop night when they make state visits. As such, you have been of great help diplomatically,” Moon said.
BTS will accompany Moon to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, according to The Washington Post. During this session, BTS will give a speech and preview a video performance.
The group is also scheduled to perform at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment on Sept. 20. Among its goals, this event will seek to ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts are equitable and “accelerate the transition to a sustainable environment.”
BTS previously attended the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly in 2018 to help launch the U.N.’s Generation Unlimited Campaign, NBC News noted. It was a campaign to get young people into quality education or employment by 2030.