BTS was appointed as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture
The Blue House announced that South Korean President Moon Jae-in officially appointed South Korean pop supergroup BTS as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture.
On Twitter, The Blue House said that BTS members Suga, Jin, RM, Jimin, V, J-Hope, and Jungkook will serve as the representatives of South Korea in advocating important issues in line with President Moon’s “global agenda for future generations, including sustainable growth”.
The Blue House also said that BTS would be tasked to attend different conferences, such as the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) in New York, from September 14 to 21, in order to “deliver messages of comfort and hope to young people around the world”.
In addition, the government body stated that they planned to carry out other initiatives that will “promote international cooperation to solve global issues”.
“The activities that BTS, which has been spreading hope and positive energy, will carry out as a special envoy to the president are expected to greatly contribute to enhancing Korea’s national status as a leading country in the post-corona era,” the Blue House tweeted.
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
Currently, BTS had an ongoing campaign with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called “Love Myself”. The movement, which fought against violence toward children and teens around the world, had raised over USD 2 million.