Before the speeches of over a hundred world leaders in the United Nations General Assembly this week, the young generation received a message from K-pop superstars from the boy band named BTS (Beyond the Scene).
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in invited BTS to join him at UN headquarters for the General Assembly's World Leaders Week to grab the youth’s attention into facing the challenges of humanity.
All seven BTS members attended an event on Monday opened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid. BTS members advocated for sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the UN.
Appearance of BTS boosted audience reach of the event as they showed off a new music video on Monday entitled ‘Permission to Dance,’ which was recorded over the weekend at UN headquarters.
The pre-recorded music video link at UN:
The singers — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook — took to the podium in the General Assembly hall, saying they had come "to share the stories of our future generation," reported CBS news.
"Before we came here, we asked the young people in their teens and 20s around the world about their past two years and about the world they find themselves today," they said.
"There were times during the past two years when I too felt bewildered and troubled, but still we hear people cry out, 'let's live on, let's make the best of this moment,” singer Jin said.
Speaking about the pandemic, the band said it had been a time for us to mourn.
"We thought the world has stopped, but it continues to move forward," they said. "Every choice we make is the beginning of change."