Popular boy band BTS has been sworn in as official diplomats of their country.
On Tuesday, South Korean President Moon Jai-In officially sworn the seven members in as special presidential envoys for future generations and culture.
Each band member received a diplomatic passport and they will soon accompany Moon to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The UNGA is currently taking place and will run through to the 28th of September.
Insider reports that this year’s General Assembly is focused on building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations.
Korea’s Blue House spokeswoman Oark Kyung-mi said in a statement that the South Korean government plans to “organise various activities with BTS to promote international cooperation in solving global challenges, such as improving the environment, eliminating poverty and inequality”.
At the UNGA, the band will attend a meeting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, give a speech and preview a video performance, reports the Washington Post.
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