Courtesy : BBC
Popular K-pop band BTS, who are a global phenomenon as we know it have once again made history albeit in a different way than usual. The band members are all set to attend the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) after they were appointed as “special Presidential envoy for future generations and culture” by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday.
All the members that include RM, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, Suga, V and Jungkook were bestowed with a diplomat passport and a fountain pen, along with certificates of their appointment as special envoys during their meeting with President Moon Jae-in on September 14. According to several reports that are doing the rounds, Moon and BTS will be attending the UN General Assembly meet scheduled to take place on September 20 in New York. They will also reportedly participate in the second meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals Moment (SDG Moment) of the Decade of Action.
President Moon Jae-In invited the K-pop boys-band to Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House), Seoul on September 14, Tuesday, where he met the members of BTS and asked them to be his special envoys at the forthcoming UNGA meeting.
According to the Blue House, BTS has been a beacon of hope for people across the world, and South Korea believed that their outreach should be harnessed to connect with the world through the platform offered at the UN General Assembly.
As BTS has delivered messages of comfort and hope to the entire world, its attendance at the UN General Assembly this time is expected to serve as a meaningful opportunity to expand communication with future generations around the world and draw their sympathy on major international issues,” the South Korean President’s office said in a statement.
Following the official ceremony, internet was replete with videos of the boys band fist-bumping the President as they accepted their appointment certificates. Besides, BTS member J-Hope was also seen giving two thumbs up to the President, which made the attendees laugh, as per Korean media reports.