K-pop boy band BTS will make a three-minute speech supporting Unicef’s youth initiative, “Generation Unlimited”, today at the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The seven-member Billboard chart-topping group will also stage a gig.
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It will be the first time that a K-pop group has spoken at the UN headquarters.
In November 2017, retired South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna – who won Olympic figure skating gold at the 2010 Winter Games – spoke at the UN to promote the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will take part in the BTS event.
“Generation Unlimited” is a global partnership to create opportunities and boost investments for children and those people aged between 10 and 24.
BTS also has been involved in the “LOVE MYSELF” project, which, up to June this year, had raised 1 billion won (US$891,000).
It has reported that the money will go to Unicef for a campaign to eradicate violence against children around the world over two years.
The group is on a world tour after releasing its latest album, the repackaged compilation “LOVE YOURSELF ‘Answer’” on August 24.
This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times.