BTS are returning to the United Nations: Here's why

The K-pop super group hopes to amplify hope for a new generation

BTS will command the world’s stage once again at the 75th United Nations General Assembly, today. The Korea Herald reports the K-Pop super group is expected to address challenges facing future generations due to COVID-19.

Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta H Fore tweeted support for the group’s appearance. She says BTS will provide a message of hope. "Two years ago @BTS_twt inspired young people around the world with a powerful speech at the UN General Assembly,” she said. “This year they are returning to share a message of hope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can reimagine a better, fairer world."

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the 75th UN General Assembly will be all digital featuring live streams and pre-recorded speeches.

This marks BTS’ second appearance at the UN General assembly. They appeared at the launch ceremony for UNICEF's "Generation Unlimited" program in 2018, introducing the “Love Myself” campaign working to end violence against youth.

BTS recently released an action packed trailer for their upcoming mobile game, BTS Universe Story. The game drops September 24 on iOS and Android platforms. An official website touts the project as an interactive storytelling experience allowing players to make choices in order to decide narrative outcomes.

This isn’t BTS’ first foray in digital gaming. Back in June, the guys took over a digital version of the card game UNO, allowing stans the option to get collectible BTS card sleeves, avatars, voice packs, and more. They also previously released their BTS World experience.

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