BTS is making history once again.
The Korean septet are set to make an appearance at the United. Nations on September 24. They will be in attendance for a launch ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York for Generation Unlimited, a global partnership by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Just last year, BTS joined with the Korean Committee for UNICEF in an anti-violence campaign dubbed Love Myself announcing that a portion of the income from the physical album sales of BTS’ Love Yourself series is donated to the cause. Currently, the Love Myself website reports that the accumulated funds towards the cause are 1,154,593,599 South Korean Won, around $1.03 million.
This year UNICEF will work with a diverse group of partners for the Generation Unlimited program, which is “dedicated to increasing opportunities and investments for children and young people aged 10 to 24 expand support for young people as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.”
The Korea Herald reports that BTS will give a three minute speech with high-profile diplomats and heads of state including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore, and South Korea’s first lady Kim Jung-sook expected to be in attendance.
The group continues to make history as they are the first-ever Korean act to top the Billboard 200 with their May-release Love Yourself: Tear, and they returned to No. 1 with August’s Love Yourself: Answer.
The next few weeks in the east coast will be busy for them as they are slated to appear in Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This is followed by their first two Tri-State Area concerts at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sept. 28 and 29 along with a historic show at New York City’s Citi Field in Queens on Oct. 6, the first-ever stadium-sized show held by a Korean group.