Welcome to the era where nobody can escape the impact of the one and only Kpop leader, BTS. Following their departure to New York City, BTS has once again marked their existence at one of the largest international conferences, 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2021, with their speech and “Permission to Dance” performance.
BTS Delivered Inspiring Speech and Performance at United Nations General Assembly 2021
On September 20, BTS once again stood upon the United Nations podium to deliver their inspiring speech as Special Presidential Envoy and Youth Representative. The septet group talked about various topics, from COVID-19, climate change, and even vaccination.
Unlike their previous speeches, this time, all BTS members chose to speak in front of the world leaders using their native language, Korean. And that is why the United Nations broadcasted the video using the LIVE voices of the English interpreters.
In addition to the speech, BTS also delivered a performance of their “Permission to Dance” hit song at the United Nations building.
Therefore, we will discuss 10 extraordinary things to remember about BTS Speech and the “Permission to Dance” Performance at UNGA 2021.
10 Things to Remember About BTS Speech and “Permission to Dance” Performance at UNGA 2021
1. BTS: The THIRD Artist Who Performs at the United Nations after Beyoncé and Shakira
First, one of the most memorable parts of their UNGA 2021 appearance is their “Permission to Dance” performance in the United Nations. This performance marks BTS as the THIRD artist after Beyoncé and Shakira to showcase their work in such a prestigious place.
BTS joins Beyoncé and Shakira as the only artists to give outstanding and moving performances at the United Nations Headquarters. pic.twitter.com/6I9UyIRjLj— ً (@seeokIy) September 20, 2021
2. “Permission to Dance” at UNGA 2021: First Showcase Outside Korea After 2 Years
Second, BTS “Permission to Dance” performance at UNGA 2021 is their first-ever performance outside their home country after 2 years. Before the pandemic, the last song the septet group sang in their concert was Mikrokosmos.
their first performance in 2 years, outside of Korea, and at the UN? this is rising pic.twitter.com/UWKypwoq52— ًzee ⁷ (@prodjink) September 20, 2021
3. BTS: Once in a Lifetime Artist
Just like the Bee Gees and The Rolling Stones in the 60s, or Michael Jackson in the 70s-80s, BTS is the greatest artist of this era, and it happens just once in a lifetime.
4. Join Hands and Changing the World with the World Leaders
Next, as one the most influencing existence to the youth today, BTS has joined hands with the world leaders to change the world and make it better. Just like what J-Hope did with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed.
“I hope we just don’t consider the future as grim darkness. We have people concerned for the world and searching for answers. There are still many pages left in the story about us and I feel like we shouldn’t talk like the ending has already been written” @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/A3sa5hcJBY— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 20, 2021
5. BTS Representing Voices of the Youth with the YOUTH Project Presentation
Previously, BTS had launched the YOUTH Project to gather the voices of the youth in today’s era. The boys then delivered this project as part of their speech at the UNGA 2021.
6. The Speech of BTS Kim Taehyung (V) Becomes a Highlight
While all members of BTS delivered a magnificent and inspiring speech at UNGA 2021, Kim Taehyung “V”, became a highlight. Therefore, United Nations particularly posted a part of BTS “V” Kim Taehyung’s speech at the UNGA 2021 on their Twitter account.
Watch the message of hope by @BTS_twt Kim Taehyung “V” during his participation this morning in NY during the UN General Assembly #UNGA76— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 20, 2021
“There are still many pages left in the story about us”.#BTSArmy pic.twitter.com/ZOVdH5JEQG
7. BTS Jimin Showed that It’s Human to Stop and Take a Deep Breath
Furthermore, one of the most memorable moments of BTS speech at UNGA 2021 was when BTS Jimin stopped for a moment and took a deep breath. This moment became an inspiration for many fans, showing that stopping and taking a deep breath is always human and acceptable.
this is what I love about you park jimin, you’re a HUMAN, take your time, breathe, this is reality ☁️pic.twitter.com/YVY9tMvETE— B⁷☁️ (@jikookxbj) September 20, 2021
8. When UN Leaders Publicly Showed Their Appreciation to BTS
Moreover, BTS appearance at UNGA 2021 received public appreciations from United Nations’ leaders: Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed.
The #GlobalGoals are the world’s promise to create a better future for all.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 20, 2021
My thanks to @moonriver365 and @bts_twt for joining our global movement to deliver that promise.
We can move forward with hope, conviction and each other.https://t.co/3fylFYUksH pic.twitter.com/m5kLCpRioF
9. BTS V Showcased His Social Butterfly Skill and Made a New Friend
There’s nothing that can stop BTS V from showing off his social butterfly skills! On BTS “Permission to Dance” performance at UNGA 2021, BTS V suddenly reacted and partnered with one of the dancers.
This is so cute, kim taehyung dancing together with the dancer. He’s truly the butterfly social, kind and humble. He’s having fun and enjoying it with everyone.— ᵀᵉᵗᵉTaehyung’s squad ¹¹⁸ (@Taehyungimpact) September 20, 2021
KOREAS PRIDE KIM TAEHYUNG#ThankYouTaehyung
10. “Welcome the New World” by BTS
At last, as one of the global leaders of the youth, BTS once again inspired fans and many people around the world with their message: “Welcome the new world!”
We thought the world stopped but it continues to move forward, I believe that every choice that we make is the beginning of change, not the end. I hope that in this… new world we can say to each other: “Welcome”.@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/zQ68lCCGZC— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 20, 2021
Finally, from singers and artists to diplomats and global leaders of the youth, there is no limit to what BTS can do. Just like what BTS Suga had once stated, the septet ensemble has now delivered.
Even the sign language interpreter smiled when he saw what BTS could achieve with their music.
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