On September 20, BTS addressed the Sustainable Development Goals Moment (SDG Moment) at the 76th UN’s General Assembly meeting.
This is the first time the band has accompanied the South Korean president Moon Jae to the UN after being appointed as the special presidential envoys for future generations and culture.
In their speech, the members touched on the issues of the global pandemic, its impacts on the youth, and not to forget the grueling crisis of climate change.
Talking about how COVID-19 affected the important moments of the life of the youth, Jungkook said,
“We were saddened to hear the news of entrance and graduation ceremonies being canceled. It is upsetting to lose the moments that should be celebrated moments in one’s life. As for us, we were disappointed to have to cancel the concert tour that we had prepared for so long, and for a long time we missed the moments that we wanted to complete.”
J-Hope could not resist highlighting the problem of climate change. He said, “We just spoke about mourning, but it’s hard to even think about the mourning for the Earth. Everyone agrees that climate change is an important problem, but it’s not easy to talk about what the best solution might be.”
Other members also expressed their opinions on the issues and endorsed each other’s views.
Moreover, BTS also performed their latest hit “Permission To Dance.” Visit the United Nations official YouTube channel to watch the performance.