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BTS BECOMES THE FIRST KOREAN BAND TO ADDRESS A SPEECH AT UN

By Geetika Raleh . 27th September 2018 09:00am
BTS BECOMES THE FIRST KOREAN BAND TO ADDRESS A SPEECH AT UN

BTS is a South Korean boy band which has created history by becoming the first ever Korean Pop band to address the UN where the boy band urged the youngsters all around the world to have faith in themselves and their voices.

BTS is a group of seven boys and the leader of the group delivered a three-minute speech at the launch ceremony of Unicef’s global partnership Generation Unlimited at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday.

The group was created in 2013 and is one of the most famous Korean bands in the entire world with more than 13.3 million Instagram followers.

The group worked with the UN on spreading awareness and campaigns related to raising the funds.

BTS in 2017 had joined hands with the Korean Committee for Unicef for establishing "Love Myself". This works with the organization’s global objective #ENDviolence against the youth.

Kim Nam Jun aka RM said, “Last November, BTS launched the 'Love Myself' campaign with UNICEF, building on our belief that 'true love first begins with loving myself'.”

He also added, “After releasing the 'Love Yourself' albums and launching the 'Love Myself' campaign," Kim said, adding "We started to hear remarkable stories from our fans all over the world, how our message helped them overcome their hardships in life and start loving themselves. These stories constantly remind us of our responsibility. So, let's all take one more step. We have learned to love ourselves, so now I urge you to "speak yourself.”

According to a statement made by the UN, Generation Unlimited will be tackling "the global education and training crisis currently holding back millions of young people and threatening progress and stability."

This will be done by focussing on the secondary education; skills for learning, employment and decent work. The objective also includes empowering the youth of the world.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore were among the people who attended the speech at the UN.