BTS accompanied the South Korean President (President Moon Jae) to speak at the United Nations General Assembly SDG Moment 2021. The event started today at 5 PM IST. Read on to know more about the event.
BTS At The United Nations General Assembly 2021
Exercising their influence around the world, BTS will soon join South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Last week, band members met Moon at an official ceremony where they were nominated by special presidential envoys for generations and generations to come. Accepting the political passport issued by the South Korean government, BTS arrived in New York on September 18 and played at the 76th UNGA ceremony today.
During the Speech, the group said “If we believe there’s hope, we will find the way. We stand against racial discrimination and hate speech”.
The SDG Moment event strengthens and highlights the urgent goals related to poverty, education, environmental protection, gender equality and hunger around the world. This year’s event will talk about efforts to find the coronavirus epidemic and help build momentum for the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda ahead of the upcoming global conferences.
Don’t miss musical performance by special guests @BTS_twt at UNHQ! They join @antonioguterres & world leaders at our SDG Moment event to inspire action for the #GlobalGoals & a better world for everyone.— United Nations (@UN) September 19, 2021
Tune in here Monday, 20 September at 8am EST! pic.twitter.com/brMxwb0xZ2
BTS Perform “Permission to Dance” at the United Nations GA
BTS not only presented messages from young people at the UN General Assembly but also presented an inspiring play of their song entitled Permission to Dance. Seven members of the South Korean music festival accompanied by their President Moon Jae-in, who introduced them as “the world’s most popular artist”, at the end of his speech.
RM, also known as Kim Namjoon said, “It is an honour to be here today when BTS has been appointed as the Special Envoy to the Republic of Korea. We are here today to share the stories of the next generation. Before we get here, we asked young people in their teens and 20s around the world about their past two years and the world they find themselves in today. ” Their talk was followed by a prerecorded performance of their latest song, Permission to Dance, which is itself a message of confidence and hope for an end to the epidemic.