For the first time ever! BLACKPINK has become the first-ever Asian artist selected as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate for the United Nations.
BLACKPINK Appointed as the Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations
Kpop fans, it’s a fantastic year for the Kpop industry! Following the news of BTS becoming a Youth Representative at the United Nations, today BLACKPINK has set another achievement as the first-ever Asian Artist selected as the Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations.
On September 18, the United Nations official social media account posted a welcome for BLACKPINK into the United Nations family as the Sustainable Development Goals advocate. Furthermore, the gorgeous Kpop girl group was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres.
Welcome #BLACKPINK to the UN family!— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 17, 2021
They have engaged with @COP26 to encourage young people to take #ClimateAction to protect the planet and were appointed today by Secretary General @antonioguterres as our new Sustainable Development Goals #SDG advocates.@ygofficialblink pic.twitter.com/HTXhX7wWSs
BLACKPINK as the First Asian Artist Selected as SDGs Advocate for the United Nations
After the appointment announcement, various media reported that BLACKPINK’s achievement marks the first time for Asian artists selected as the Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations.
In addition to BLACKPINK, the United Nations has selected 15 other prominent figures as the Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, including Brad Smith (the President of Microsoft Corporations) and Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Laureate, Founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation).
Today, Secretary-General @antonioguterres appointed four new SDG Advocates who will join the group of 16 prominent voices advocating for the #SDGs.— SDG Advocates (@SDGAdvocates) September 17, 2021
Find out more about our Advocates: https://t.co/FZ99i0cWRk pic.twitter.com/NKnM7Ndgid
What is the Job of SDGs Advocate?
Moreover, as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate, BLACKPINK will be responsible for raising global awareness and the need to rush actions for its goals:
- No Poverty
- No Hunger
- Good Health and Well-Being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequality
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
- Partnerships for the Goals
Additionally, this appointment will extend BLACKCPINK’s previous COP26, where they encouraged the youth to take climate actions to protect the planet.
“We truly believe in the importance of collective action. We will only be able to make a difference when we come together, for the good of everyone. Now is the time to act for a safer tomorrow and a better future.”BLACKPINK.
Finally, here’s the full video of BLACKPINK’s previous speech for Climate Change.
So, what do you think about BLACKPINK appointment as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate, BLINKs? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section, and stay tuned at Kpoppost for more BLACKPINK news.
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