NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – BTS have been announced as speakers for the launch ceremony of the UN’s Generation Unlimited, a global partnership by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that is “dedicated to increasing opportunities and investments for children and young people aged 10 to 24.”
The event, which is scheduled to take place on Monday September 24 at the UN headquarters in New York, will see the chart-topping Korean boy band delivering a three-minute speech to a host of high-profile international diplomats and heads of state including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore, and South Korea’s first lady Kim Jung-sook.
Though BTS will be the first K-pop act to speak at the UN, this is not the group’s first time working with the organization. Last year, they joined forces with the Korean Committee for UNICEF in an anti-violence campaign dubbed Love Myself, and donated a portion of the income from the physical album sales of their Love Yourself series to the cause.
The 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly kicks off on Tuesday September 25. BTS is scheduled to perform at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sept. 28 and 29.