BTS Is The First Ever K-Pop Group To Address The UN

Korean boy band BTS made history when they became the first K-pop group to win the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017, and now they’ve done it again.

This week, they became the first ever K-Pop group to address the United Nations! The speech was delivered at at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, when UNICEF’s global initiative Generation Unlimited was launched, reports CNN.

BTS is a partner of the Generation Unlimited initiative which aims to to improve global access to education with a focus on secondary-age education and other skills for future learning, employability, and empowerment for youths. They have also worked with the UN on previous campaigns, namely UNICEF’s “Love Myself” movement.

BTS at the Love Myself campaign launch in 2017. (Photo: UNICEF)

Speaking in English at Monday’s UN General Assembly, Kim Nam-joon (Rap Monster) encouraged the world’s youths to accept and love themselves and also speak up for their beliefs at the launch, as he is slowly learning to do as well.

RM addressing the UN General Assembly.

“Like most people, I’ve made many and plenty mistakes in my life.” he said in his speech. “I have many faults, and I have many more fears, but I’m gonna embrace myself as hard as I can, and I’m starting to love myself gradually just little by little..”

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