The Korean pop sensation and one of the most famous bands of the world, BTS, addressed the United Nations on Monday (Sept 20), in a speech like no other.
The BTS members joined António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN and many world leaders at the UN’s SDG Moment event to inspire action for the Global Goals and a better world for everyone.
Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven members of the band appeared at the General Assembly hall to help promote UN goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in introduced the pop stars and called them an “exceptionally outstanding group of young men who are connecting with the youth across the world.”
Then the seven artists took turns to address the event and even asserted that all seven of them were vaccinated.
Apart from talking about the UN goals, the septet also unveiled a special music video for 'Permission To Dance' which was shot at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Ever since the boy-band launched into stardom, they have been an active voice against social issues including calling out anti-Asian racism. Monday’s speech marked the group’s second appearance at the United Nations.
Earlier, the band had taken part in an event in 2018, when the group's leader, RM had spoken about its work with UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).
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Published: Shemol Misra
Last updated: 21 September 2021, 04:38 PM IST
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