powerful and moving speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly. The band, comprising of RM, V, Jimin, Jin, JungKook, J-Hope and SUGA shared their thoughts about the Covid-19 crisis, the need for immediate climate action, stories of the youth and their hope for a brighter future.
Introduced by President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, BTS shared their remarks during the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Moment as the representatives of the youth today. This is the third time the band gave a speech at the UN following their previous appearances in 2018 and 2020.
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TS further addressed the youth who are courageously challenging themselves to live better lives and positively impact society. “We think that instead of the ‘lost generation,’ a more appropriate name would be the ‘welcome generation.’ Because instead of fearing change, this generation says, ‘Welcome!’ and keeps forging ahead.”
They also mentioned the importance of getting vaccinated and closed the speech on a hopeful note, “We think the day we can meet again face to face is not far away. We believe that every choice we make is the beginning of change. We hope that in this nascent new world we can all say to each other, ‘Welcome!’”
“And now as we look to this future, our ‘Permission to Dance‘ is our message our welcome that we want to share with everyone today,” they said as they took the floor to perform their latest hit.
According to the UN’s official page, the video is meant to draw the audiences’ attention to the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and to inspire action.
The musical performance saw the band singing in the General Assembly Hall, and then moving to the lobby. BTS came out individually through seven doors to the plaza where they continued to show off their dance moves dripping in bright energy. The epic performance capped off with the band doing the “International Sign” gestures for “Joy,” “Dance,” and “Peace” alongside dancers on the North Lawn.