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BTS Appointed as Special Envoy for South Korea's Future Growth and Culture

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has formally named the group as presidential envoys; BTS to attend the upcoming 75th U.N. General Assembly

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BTS in New York on September 24, 2018 at the launch of “Generation Unlimited" at the UN General Assembly | AP PHOTOS, Craig Ruttle

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According to Blue House spokesperson Park Kyung Mi on July 21, president Moon Jae-in chose to appoint BTS as special envoys of Korea's growth and culture in order to "expand the country's diplomatic strength and outreach on a global level, during a time when South Korea's status within the international society is gaining greater recognition."


The move shall also be an extension of president Moon's public diplomacy, a "collaborative effort with professionals in the field of civic culture whose stage is the world, to enhance South Korea's image as a nation which takes the lead in global issues."


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BTS with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2020 | The Korea Herald


First on BTS' agenda as presidential envoys? They are to attend the upcoming 75th United Nations General Assembly, taking place in September of this year. The group plans on delivering a message of hope and comfort for the world's youth. Moving forward, BTS are expected to collaborate with various international organizations in areas such as environmental protection, poverty, diversity, and other issues, as presidential envoys representing South Korea. 


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