Members of K-pop boy band BTS were at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday to talk about their “Love Myself” campaign in support of UNICEF’s youth initiative, “Generation Unlimited.”
The UNICEF partnership will offer the best education, training, and employment to millions of youth around the globe by 2030, Billboard reported.
Presenting a speech at the 73rd General Assembly, Kim Nam-joon, also known by his stage name RM, said, “BTS has become artists performing in those huge stadiums and selling millions of albums, but I am still an ordinary 24-year-old guy. Maybe I made mistakes yesterday, but yesterday’s me is still me, and today I am who I am with all of my faults and mistakes.”
BTS, the first K-pop group to address the UN, encouraged young people to use their voice to speak on world issues.
“Let’s all take one more step. We have learned to love ourselves, so I urge you to speak yourself,” RM said. “No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color or gender identity, speak yourself, find your name and find your voice by speaking yourself.”
Watch BTS address the UN in full below:
BTS’ ARMY of fans quickly took to Twitter to express their thoughts, with many supporting the group’s message of love and self-confidence.