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BTS to Perform For World Leaders at UN 'Global Goals' Event

BLACKPINK have also been named as SDG advocates.

BTS are slated to perform at the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals event on Monday (Sept. 20). "Don’t miss musical performance by special guests @BTS_twt at UNHQ! They join @antonioguterres & world leaders at our SDG Moment event to inspire action for the #GlobalGoals & a better world for everyone," the U.N. tweeted on Sunday afternoon of the event that kicks off at 8 a.m. ET.

The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals are a "blueprint for fighting poverty and hunger, confronting the climate crisis, achieving gender equality and much more," according to a statement about the SDG Moment 2021 movement. The aim is to achieve the 17 goals within the next decade, which also include quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities and responsible consumption and production.

Last week, BTS tweeted about their fight for one of the Moment's goals, writing, "If we believe there's hope, we will find the way. We stand against racial discrimination and hate speech. Go to bit.ly/Keeping-The-Pr to join us. Choose your promise to help achieve the #GlobalGoals. Let’s do this together."

Fellow K-pop superstars BLACKPINK have also been named as Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, joining an illustrious roster of advocates that include actor Forest Whitaker, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, director/screenwriter Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones' Diary), youth activist Valentina Muñoz and teen climate activist Greta Thunberg; BLACKPINK were appointed as advocates for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in 2020.

In a statement about their goal to encourage young people to take climate action and bring positive change to the world, BLACKPINK said, "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.

Check out the announcement below.