South Korean President Moon Jae-in appointed the Grammy-nominated music group BTS as the ‘Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture’, carrying forward their work in “spreading hope and positive energy” through music. According to a series of tweets posted on the verified Twitter account of the Office of the President, the Republic of Korea, the septet will also attend the 76th UN General Assembly in September as part of their duties.
The band comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, will lead “the global agenda for future generations, including sustainable growth, and expand diplomatic power in line with Korea’s elevated status in the international community”.
“BTS will attend major international conferences such as the 76th UN General Assembly in September to deliver messages of comfort and hope to young people around the world as a ‘special envoy for future generations and culture’. We also plan to carry out various activities to promote international cooperation to solve global issues such as environment, poverty, inequality improvement, and respect for diversity,” the tweet read.