After creating history by becoming the first South Korean band to top the Billboards Top 100 music chart, K-pop superstar BTS will deliver a special message at the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, returning to the annual UN gathering as a speaker in two years, according to a statement released by UNICEF’s South Korean committee on Tuesday.
According to the Korean Committee for UNICEF, the septet has received an invitation to talk at the 75th UN General Assembly. All the boys will be addressing the problems that future generations may face due to coronavirus.
As per the schedule, BTS’ “message of hope” will be broadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesday (US time) during the high-level meeting of the UN Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security.
The UN Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security was launched by South Korea in 2020 to discuss health security issues, such as coronavirus. It involves 40 UN member states, with South Korea, Denmark, Sierra Leone, Qatar and Canada as co-chairs.
The speech will mark BTS’ second time speaking at the UN General Assembly. The group spoke at the launch ceremony of UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited program at the 73rd general assembly in 2018.
BTS has worked with UNICEF since 2017 on the campaign “Love Myself” to end violence against youths.
The boy-band recently made history when the group became the first South Korean artist to top Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart with its latest single “Dynamite.”