BTS ARMY have eagerly anticipated the BTS’ UN speech in 2021 where the Grammy-nominated South Korean music band attended the UN general assembly’s ‘SDG Moment’ event.
According to South Korean media reports, Bangtan Boys attended the ‘SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Moment’ ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly with the South Korean President Moon Jae In.
As the presidential special envoy for future generations and culture, BTS addressed the youth and deliver a third UN speech. Prior to the band’s speech, Bangtan Boys has initiated another campaign called ‘Youth Today, Your stories’ to urge fans to tell their own stories about the last two years.
What was BTS UN speech about?
On September 14th, South Korean media reported that BTS went to Blue House and the President officially appointed them as the ‘Presidential Special Envoy for Future Generations and Culture’.
BTS attended the ‘SDG Moment‘ event on September 20th at 9 PM KST/ Sept 20th at 8 AM ET where the group delivered a speech of hope. Blue House stated: “BTS has delivered messages of comfort and hopes to the world. It is expected that it will be a meaningful opportunity to lead.”
Speaking at the event (via NPR), Jin said: “There were times during the past two years when I, too, felt bewildered and troubled. But still people cry out ‘Let’s live on, let’s make the best of this moment’.”
Jimin said: “It wasn’t as if we could blame anyone and you must have felt the frustration. Here I am the same as I was yesterday but the world changed like we were transported in a flash to a parallel world.”
Meanwhile, Taehyung added: “So I hope we don’t just consider the future as grim darkness. We have people who are concerned for the world and are searching for the answers.”
You can see a snippet from their speech down below.
A report added that BTS has also received diplomats’ passports and fountain pens from the President himself. The South Korean president, who has always been supportive of BTS’ groundbreaking success, also welcomed them with a ‘fist bump’ and applause, said the report.
Where to watch BTS at ‘SDG Moment’ event
More about the event
BTS ARMY has been constantly discussing if BTS will travel to New York to attend United Nations’ 76th General Assembly 2021 in person. An earlier report noted that HYBE is preparing for the travel by vaccinating all the staff members.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Yongsan-gu on the 13th, HYBE submitted a list of 100 staff members to Seoul and Yongsan-gu asking to give them priority to the COVID-19 vaccine. As the reason for priority, HYBE wrote, “departure for special activities.”
Another rumor in the report mentioned that as many as 100 staff getting priority vaccination can also mean that the 21st-century music icons are soon to resume their ‘overseas tours.’
An agency official explained, “The fact that the company vaccinated about 100 staff members at the same time for the purpose of leaving the country means that their singers’ tours and fan meetings will be held overseas.”
The rumor further says that the group can hold concerts in Singapore and the US in mid-November.
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