Seoul: Grammy-nominated music group BTS has been appointed as the ‘Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture’ by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The septet will also attend the 76th UN General Assembly in September as part of their duties.
The band — comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — will lead “the global agenda for future generations, including sustainable growth, and to expand diplomatic power in line with Korea’s elevated status in the international community”. “BTS will attend major international conferences such as the 76th UN General Assembly in September to deliver messages of comfort and hope to young people around the world as a ‘special envoy for future generations and culture’. We also plan to carry out various activities to promote international cooperation to solve global issues such as environment, poverty, inequality improvement, and respect for diversity,” the tweet read.
BTS has attended the the UN General Assembly twice before due to their association with the anti-violence campaign with UNICEF.
In 2018, band member RM gave a moving speech at the 73rd Assembly, prompting praises from diplomats, the general public, and fans around the world. For the 75th Assembly, which took place last year, the band attended the event virtually and shared their message through a video bringing comfort to people.