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SEVENTEEN Named First-Ever UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador For Youth

SEVENTEEN adds another milestone to their long list of achievements as they become the first-ever UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador For Youth

On June 26, the thirteen-member boy group comprising of S.coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, The8, Mingyu, DK, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino will head to the UNESCO Paris headquarters to participate in a formal induction ceremony. During this event, the group will be officially recognized for their new role and will meet with UNESCO officials to discuss their upcoming initiatives and collaborative projects aimed at empowering youth worldwide.



As UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, SEVENTEEN will use their platform to advance UNESCO’s efforts focused on youth empowerment and education. Their role will include engaging in various campaigns, raising awareness about youth-related issues, and motivating young people to become active participants in their communities.


It’s the perfect partnership, as both SEVENTEEN and UNESCO are deeply committed to fostering a better future for young people.


"SEVENTEEN and UNESCO share the same commitment to empowering young people to drive change and address the challenges of our century. They also inspire and support young people around the world with their music and positive energy," said UNESCO general director Audrey Azoulay in a statement.



This is not SEVENTEEN's first collaboration with UNESCO. In November 2022, the K-pop group took part in the 13th UNESCO Youth Forum at the UNESCO headquarters, where they engaged with youth representatives from over 170 countries. Members Seungkwan, Jun, Woozi, Mingyu, Joshua, and Vernon took to the podium to share meaningful speeches, and the group gave uplifting performances of their hit songs “_WORLD,” “Darl+ing,” “Headliner,” “God of Music,” and “Together” to spread a positive message.


They even launched the initiative ‘#GoingTogether’ in collaboration with the Korean National Commission for UNESCO to set up two community learning centers in East Timor, aiming to provide education for marginalized students.


As their hit song “God of Music” says, ‘SEVENTEEN to the world!’


SEVENTEEN becoming UNESCO’s first-ever Goodwill Ambassador for Youth is a groundbreaking moment that shows just how powerful music can be in driving social change. Their impact goes way beyond entertainment, making them a symbol of hope and inspiration for young people all over the world.



SEVENTEEN has taken the world by storm since their debut in 2015. Known for their intricate choreography, self-produced music, and engaging performances, the group has garnered a massive international fanbase. With multiple chart-topping albums and sold-out world tours, SEVENTEEN has become a symbol of the global reach and cultural impact of K-pop.


You can watch SEVENTEEN’s visit to the UNESCO headquarters on UNESCO’s YouTube channel.


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