“BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook participated in the UN’s SDG Moment, designed to call attention to the Sustainable Development Goals. They sat down together with President Moon Jae-in and were interviewed by Melissa Fleming, UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. Jimin talked about how nervous he was even though it was their third time attending the UN General Assembly but was thankful and grateful for the amazing opportunity. j-hope encouraged everyone to join together and work so that they can build a better tomorrow.
“I believe that the future is actually held in the hands of future generations and sustainable development. If we fail to deliver now, I think the burden and the sacrifice will have to be placed on the shoulders of the future generations. That’s why it is important for future generations to speak up for the achievements of the SDGs and more actively participate in the process of implementing the SDGs. And BTS obviously are the greatest artists, the best artists, of our time, and they have been conveying this message of unity and hope through their music even to the younger people grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.” South Korean President, Moon Jae-in
“And I believe that they are a very special group in the sense that they are returning the love they receive from their fans all over the world through spreading this positive influence to all. Therefore I believe there is no better candidate than BTS that can represent and speak up for younger generations. And I believe that they can draw out more participation from the younger generation throughout the process of SDG implementation. So we have very much expectations for BTS to deliver in terms of implementing the SDGs” South Korean President, Moon Jae-in