Blackpink made UN Sustainable Development Goals advocates after BTS set to address UN
Blackpink has now become the first Asian music act to be appointed as United Nation’s advocates for its Sustainable Development Goals
The success of the two young K-pop acts is unmatchable and now their global influence is becoming a testament to their struggle as young artists. With BTS coming from a small agency and making their name in the Korean industry as young boys with deep thoughts, they have evolved into a global monstrous act that is taking over the entire world after being representatives of the United Nations as ambassadors for the last three years. After their speech calling out racism, they have fans all over the world supporting their initiative.
The same can be said about the success of Blackpink the group, who despite coming from a big entertainment company like YG Entertainment had to make it to the top the hard way as they were always undermined due to their gender. The group’s success and global dominance is now a well-known fact as the four-member K-pop girl group is now elected as the advocate for the United Nations 'Sustainable Development Goals.’
Welcome to our newest @SDGAdvocates: Nobel Peace Laureate @k_satyarthi, STEM activist @chica_rosadita, @Microsoft President @BradSmi & pop superstars @BLACKPINK!— United Nations (@UN) September 17, 2021
They are joining a group of inspiring people raising awareness about the #GlobalGoals. https://t.co/oaMyDuphOL pic.twitter.com/YDhRAk69sk
The SDG Movement
The Sustainable Development Goals is a movement that discusses the implementation of sustainable development options to replace those that were heinous to the environment and making necessary changes to one's life that will help put an end to the climate crisis. Various national leaders and representatives have joined hands for this movement. With young popular stars like Blackpink joining in the initiative, it is a given that their fans are going to hop on the train and make a difference.
The movement in particular is a meeting to discuss the implementation of the SDG, a set of development goals that the United Nations Organisation has set and will hopefully be achieved by the year 2023.
The UN announced the election of various advocates for this movement on September 17, 2021, in engagement with COP26, The United Nations Climate Change Conference from Glasgow. They welcomed Blackpink to join the United Nations family and hope that this move encourages young people to take action on Climate Change in order to protect the planet. Blackpink was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres on September 17.
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 in the United Nations area
Blackpink has now become the first Asian music act to be appointed as United Nation’s advocates for its Sustainable Development Goals. About this big achievement, Blackpink showed their gratitude saying, “It is an honor to be part of the path toward a better world,” through their agency. In the past, other SDGs contained humankind's common tasks that covered a range of areas like ending poverty, ensuring good quality of education, reducing inequality as well as the ongoing response to climate change.
Our new SDG Advocate, K-POP superstar group @ygofficialblink #BLACKPINK is encouraging young people to take #ClimateAction and to bring positive change to the world. https://t.co/FZ99i0cWRk pic.twitter.com/RxwNz3cP10— SDG Advocates (@SDGAdvocates) September 18, 2021
The UN has now put their faith in K-pop stars such as BTS and Blackpink to represent and promote their movements the SDG as due to their global domination, they have become the opinion leaders of the younger generation today. K-pop stars have become symbols of cultural diversity in the pop market dominated by British and American singers.