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BTS and UNICEF: important message for children and young people

The Korean pop band calls on young people to get involved

The lead singer of the Korean pop band BTS (Bangtan Boys), Kim Nam Jun, recently spoke at the United Nations. With an important message: Young people should believe in their own voice and confidently stand up for themselves - all over the world.

The Korean pop band BTS meets UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore in New York.
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At the invitation of UNICEF, the seven-member band gave a moving three-minute speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September. Her appearance on the world political stage was the prelude to a new international initiative by UNICEF to empower young people.

“With our“ Love Myself ”campaign, we talk about the meaning of true love. We encourage young people to find love within themselves and to pass this love on to others. We think that mutual support between young people is an important first step in showing love, ”UNICEF supporter Kim Nam Jun from BTS said at the UN General Assembly.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said: “The demographic change the world is going through, coupled with the rapid pace of technological advances, represents a critical moment in history. If we act wisely, we can raise a skilled generation of young people who are better at it is prepared to operate more sustainably and to build peaceful and prosperous societies.

Young people may only represent 25 percent of the world's population, but they are 100 percent of the future. We cannot afford to disappoint them. ”As early as 2017, BTS joined forces with UNICEF in their home country of Korea to stop violence against children and young people. Their goal: to help make the earth a better place for everyone through music.