At the 76th United Nations General Assembly, BTS performs ‘Permission To Dance’ sharing stories of youth and their dreams for a better future

BTS also addressed the United Nations to deliver a speech of encouragement, strength, and hope. As a Presidential Special Envoy for Future Generations and Culture, this is the group’s first assignment.


September 21, 2021


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The global K-pop sensation, BTS band visited the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The GRAMMY-nominated act also performed a pre-recorded version of their mega single, ‘Permission To Dance,’ which was introduced by South Korean President Moon-Jae as the “artist most adored by the globe”.

Inspirational Speech

The ‘Dynamite’ hit band conveyed a message of hope and courage throughout their speech. While addressing, they said they don’t merely see the future as bleak and dark, and because the world is constantly unfolding, we shouldn’t speak as if the end is already written. Taking centre stage, group leader RM (Kim Namjoon) began in Korean by saying that they are honoured that BTS has been appointed as Special Presidential Envoy for the Republic of Korea. They stated that they are present to tell the stories of future generations. Their messages included a wide range of themes, from climate change to Covid-19 immunisation.

BTS all over UNGA

Their statement was followed by a pre-recorded performance of their new song, Permission to Dance, which offers a message of hope for an end to the pandemic. Before starting the performance ,the group said they want to spread their message of welcome with everyone today.


With nearly 1 million people watching the UN’s YouTube livestream, the group also shared their own experiences on making the most of the present moment, taking on new challenges, and looking forward to the future.

As the recently designated Presidential Special Envoy for Future Generations and Culture, this is the group’s first assignment. BTS will represent and speak for the younger generation and key issues that affect them as part of their new duty, while also improving young people’s awareness of worldwide issues. The ‘Butter’ act previously addressed the United Nations in 2018 and 2020, where they continued to fight for young people’s self-love and solidarity.


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