South Korean President Moon Jae-in has named seven-member boy band BTS as his diplomatic envoys!
The international music sensation BTS as South Korea’s presidential envoys will attend international conferences like the 76th United Nations General Assembly this September.
The Blue House (South Korean President House) spokeswoman Park Kyung-mi in a statement said, “We plan to organize various activities (with BTS) to promote international cooperation in solving global challenges, such as improving the environment, eliminating poverty and inequality, and respecting diversity.”
“BTS will send a message of consolation and hope to everyone around the world”, it added.
The Blue House’s official statement was also posted on Twitter, stating that the band will be part of South Korea’s efforts to publicize what the country is doing regarding sustainable development and youth-related issues.
BTS는 '미래세대와 문화를 위한 대통령 특별사절'로서 오는 9월 제76차 유엔총회 등 주요 국제회의에 참석하여 전 세계 청년들에게 위로와 희망의 메시지를 전할 예정입니다. 환경, 빈곤, 불평등 개선, 다양성 존중 등 글로벌 과제 해결을 위한 국제 협력을 촉진할 다양한 활동도 전개할 계획입니다. pic.twitter.com/0wtZ33LqFK— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) July 21, 2021
BTS and its members have already spoken at the UN several times.
The group spoke at the 75th United Nations General Assembly to deliver a message of hope and reassurance during the COVID pandemic last year.
While the BTS band’s leader, rapper RM, gave a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York in 2018 on BTS’s efforts and participation in ending violence against children.