BTS will make history yet again: the group got an opportunity to participate in an upcoming launch ceremony of UNICEF's global partnership Generation Unlimited at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 24. The band will become the first K-pop group to take part in such a meeting.
"A new global partnership dedicated to increasing opportunities and investments for children and young people aged 10 to 24," according to UNICEF's official webpage.
The boy band will deliver a three-minute speech at the launch ceremony, which is expected to be attended by high officials and world leaders, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, executive director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore and South Korea’s first lady Kim Jung-sook.
Dong-A Ilbo — 'UN Invitation to #BTS'… A speech in front of leaders— 아미살롱 (@BTSARMY_Salon) September 20, 2018
It is the 1st invitation to Kpop star during the general assembly period. @BTS_twt will attend the event related to UNICEF on Sep 24th and give a 3-min speech in front of leaders like first lady Kim Jungsook. https://t.co/oGUK7euPTD
BTS fans rushed to the Internet to support the group:
“Lonely lonely lonely whale— ◌ (@idolsonyeondan) September 19, 2018
Like this, try calling once again
Until this song that doesn’t have a response
Years later since your wrote that, you’ll give a speech at the UN. Your song has reached tomorrow. @BTS_twt
If loving #BTS is a crime,then lock me up;I’m Guilty. Also,little attention seeking girls don’t determine what mental illness is and isn’t-&anyone who can’t see why massive donors/reps of UNICEF should talk to the UN about their worldwide cause is foolish.End of story. @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/jkvDRZVigS— BTS A.R.M.Y. Mom💜 (@BTSARMYmom7) September 21, 2018
UNICEF found @BTS_twt's agenda for LoveMySelf campaign and the agenda for their new program (supporting unlimited potential for youth) to be in line with in terms of values. Therefore UNICEF endorsed #BTS to attend to this UN conference.— мιℓктαє [밀태] (@milktae_jpg) September 21, 2018
I still can't believe that @BTS_twt— 💜BlossomArmy 💜 —20 days LY TOUR (@BlossomArmy2) September 21, 2018
are doing a speech at the UN General Assembly
I'm an emotional wreck and I am overflowing with joy and I am so proud of our boys 💜
Them 3 minutes are going to change lives and change people's perspectives of our boys!#BTSarmy #BTS
When k-media stated that BTS appearance in the UN will be the rise for kpop is…sad. sad that they see this as an opportunity for fame. they just couldn't admit it that this all on BTS, solely on their efforts n hard work but nope they gotta make it a stepping stone for others— joonboo 💫 (@bihtiess) September 21, 2018
Anyway I’m so proud of my boys they be making a speech at the UN and that’s something to be proud about for the rest of my life @BTS_twt I’m so so so proud of you babies❤️— AMINA LOVES BTS (@Twerking_kook) September 21, 2018
i'm happy and all abt the UN speech but i can't imagine the amount of pressure and stress Namjoon must be in (if he's the only one speaking) we all know how much he stresses over the tiniest things and now this…. @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/WnOZRC3CvT— September 🌺 (@__WildRose___) September 21, 2018
Previously, BTS had partnered with UNICEF to launch a global campaign titled "Love Myself," the Korea Herald reported. The initiative, as part of group's motto 'Love Yourself', called for an end of violence against children and teens.
Recently, the chart-topping septet shook the stage during an "America's Got Talent" show while performing its latest hit "Idol."
The boy band is currently touring the US and Canada with its next concert scheduled for September 22.