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BTS is featured on UN’s homepage

May 31,2019
A one-minute YouTube video featuring BTS’s partnership with Unicef is on the official homepage of the United Nations, giving a message of hope and happiness to young generations, the website showed Thursday.

The short video shows the band engaging in the United Nations (UN) Children’s Fund’s campaign for “Generation Unlimited” and promoting an anti-violence agenda for youth. The video was uploaded to the UN’s website sometime last week.

“It’s an important issue like our Love Yourself campaign. We hope the Love Yourself campaign can help children and young people who are exposed to any form of violence,” team leader RM said in the video.

“We hope that everything we do could be a little help. Even if it’s so little, we just want to make you feel better,” he said.

Member Jimin noted, “If, through us, someone could be made a little bit happier, that’s what motivates us to take action.” Member J-Hope weighed in, saying, “We want to give hope.”

Unicef’s Generation Unlimited campaign — meant to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens — garnered global attention when BTS was invited to give a speech at the campaign’s global launch during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York last September.

Speaking at the launch event, RM urged young people to “speak your name,” a message linked with the group’s “Love Yourself” album and concert series.

Yonhap