BTS Advocates Self-Love for Global Youth During UN Speech

BTS attended the United Nations' 73rd General Assembly on Monday (Sept. 24), where they discussed their "Love Myself" campaign with UNICEF, as well as the importance of self-love for the global youth. 

With BTS already helping millions through their own youth program, it was clear that the K-pop group would be chosen to speak during the UN's "Youth 2030" event. With global leaders from around the world, the event focused on the launch of Generation Unlimited, a new UNICEF partnership that promises to offer quality education, training and employment to millions of young people worldwide by 2030. 

During his speech at the UN's General Assembly, BTS member RM shared his own message of love and self-confidence. 

"BTS has become artists performing in those huge stadiums and selling millions of albums, but I am still an ordinary 24-year-old guy," RM admits. "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."

The K-pop idol also urged for the youth to find their confidence and speak out on global 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 the full speech by BTS at the UN below.