Prior to broadcasting their taped performance, the group was introduced by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who called them “probably the artist most loved by people around the world,” and noted that they have been referred to as the special envoy of the President for Future Generations and Culture. ”Members – who include Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V – then took the podium to make their own comments.
“We’re here today to share the stories of our future generation,” said RM in a conservative dark blue suit. “Before we got here, we asked teenagers and twenties around the world about their last two years and the world they are in today.” Then he handed the microphone over to Jin, who shared some of the responses they got from ARMY.
“You can feel the good mood just by looking at it,” said Jin, who was standing next to a billboard filled with affirmative sentences, including “Let’s move on” and “Discovery.” “There have been times in the past two years when I’ve felt confused and worried too, but still we have people here screaming, ‘Let’s get on! Let’s make the most of this moment!'”
Members of the group talked about their fans’ sadness at missing important life milestones during the pandemic lockdown and wave of infections, as well as their own disappointment at not being able to tour as planned in 2020 and this year. As part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals event, BTS also spoke about the environmental challenges we face are unexplored terrain and that is where we will spend our time more than anyone else. “
In doing so, they offered a message of hope, drawing attention to young people who were focused on making the world a cleaner and more efficient place, with RM pouring cold water on those they would refer to as “COVID’s lost generation”. In fact, BTS believes that a better, more positive name would be “Welcome Generation” because “instead of being afraid to fear this, the generation says” Welcome “and keeps moving forward.”
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a “blueprint for combating poverty and hunger, tackling the climate crisis, realizing gender equality and much more,” says a statement on the SDG Moment 2021 movement. The aim is to achieve the 17 goals within the next decade, which includes quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and responsible consumption and production.
See the performance of “Permission to Dance” and her speech to the UN Assembly below.