Korean boy band BTS to address United Nations

K-Pop sensation BTS will address the United Nations on Monday (Sept 24) for the launch of a campaign by the UN children’s agency UNICEF as world leaders prepare to open their annual General Assembly debate.

BTS will be speaking at the launch of “Generation Unlimited,” a new partnership to promote education, training and employment for the world’s youth, said a UNICEF spokesperson.

Among South Korea’s best known and most lucrative musical exports, BTS made music history this year by becoming the first K-Pop group to top the Billboard 200 music charts.

The septet will bring its “Love Yourself” tour to New York for a series of concerts next week including its first-ever stadium performance.

World leaders on Tuesday will begin six days of high-level debate at the General Assembly during which the new thaw in relations on the Korean peninsula will be a top agenda item.

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