UN / SDG MOMENT BTS

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K-pop band BTS joined the United Nations and the world leaders in highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals in an annual event held at the United Nations General Assembly. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / SDG MOMENT BTS
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LANGUAGE: KOREAN /NATS

DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, BTS going on stage at UN General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"We're here today to share the stories of our future generation. Before we came here, we asked young people in their teens and 20s around the world about their past two years and about the world they find themselves in today. Jin will share some of the answers we received.”
4. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Seok-Jin, BTS Group Member JIN:
" Shall we take a look? You can feel the good vibes from just looking at these. There were times during the past two years when I, too, felt bewildered and troubled, but still here, we have people who cry out, 'Let's live on, let's make the best of this moment.'"
5. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Park Ji-Min, BTS group member JIMIN:
"Because we can't stand still when we are in the ideal time of our lives to take on new challenges. It wasn't as if we could blame anyone and you must have felt the frustration. Here, I'm the same as I was yesterday, but the world changed like we were transported in a flash to a parallel world."
6. SOUNDBITE (Korean), Jeon Jung-Kook, BTS Group Member JUNGKOOK:
"I was saddened to hear that entrance and graduation ceremonies had to be canceled. These are moments in life you want to celebrate and missing out on them must have been upsetting. We were heartbroken when our long-planned concert tours were canceled and for a while we yearned for the moments we wanted to make complete."
6. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Min Yoon-Gi, BTS Group Member SUGA:
"Yes, it was a time for us to mourn for the things that COVID took away from us, a time to discover how precious each and every moment we've taken for granted were."
7. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Park Ji-Min, BTS Group Member JIMIN:
"Suga mentioned that precious things were taken for granted, and lots of people answered our question by sharing pictures of their precious moments. Many people showed how they shared their moments with nature. I think during these two years they found dear the time they experienced and cared for nature."
8. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Jung Ho-Seok, BTS Group Member J-HOPE:
"Yes, but maybe because we feel an encroaching sense of dread that our time on this earth is limited, we just talked about the things we mourn and I shudder to think about mourning for the Earth. Everyone agrees that climate change is an important problem, but talking about what the best solution might be, that's not easy. It's a topic that's tough to make conclusions about."
9. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"Yes, it is a tough discussion, but I learned while preparing for today that there are many young people who have an interest in environmental issues and choose it as their field of study. The future is unexplored territory, and that's where we, more than anyone, will spend our time. So, these young people were searching for the answers to the question of how we must live that future."
10. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Tae-Hyung, BTS Group Member V:
"So, I hope we don't just consider the future as grim darkness. We have people who are concerned for the world and searching for the answers. There are still many pages left in this story about us, and I thought we shouldn't talk like the ending's already been written."
11. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Jeon Jung-Kook, BTS Group Member JUNGKOOK:
"Of course, sometimes the world seems stuck in place, even if you're ready to go. Sometimes it feels like you've lost your way. There was a time when we felt the same way."
12. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"I've heard that people in their teens and 20s today are being referred to as COVID's lost generation, that they've lost their way at a time when they need the most diverse opportunities and must try new things. But I think it's a stretch to say they're lost, just because paths they tread can't be seen by grown-up eyes."
13. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Park Ji-Min, BTS Group Member JIMIN:
"Yes. Take a look at these pictures. Here, we have many who are trying hard to continue their friendships online in new ways, start learning new things, and live healthier lives. These kids are trying to learn new things and trying to figure new things out. They don't look lost. They look like they are finding new courage and taking on new challenges."
14. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Seok-Jin, BTS Group Member JIN:
"I think that's why instead of the 'lost generation' a more appropriate name would be the 'welcome generation' because instead of fearing change, this generation says 'welcome' and keeps forging ahead."
15. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"That's right. If we believe in possibilities and hope, even when the unexpected happens, we will not lose our way but discover new ones."
16. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Min Yoon-Gi, BTS Group Member SUGA:
"There will be choices we make that may not be perfect, but that does not mean there will be nothing we can do. That's what I think."
17. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Jung Ho-Seok, BTS Group Member J-HOPE:
"What is important are the choices we make when we're faced with change, right? Some of you heard the news that we're coming to the U.N. and a lot of you were wondering whether we have been vaccinated. And I'll take this opportunity to say yes, all seven of us."
18. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"Of course we received vaccinations. The vaccination was a sort of ticket to meeting our fans, waiting for us and to being able to stand here before you today. Just like we said in our message today, we, too, are doing the things that we're able to do right now."
19. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Tae-Hyung, BTS Group Member V:
"Like the vaccinations, efforts are continuously underway to keep this new reality going forward. And I think the day that we can meet again, face to face, is not far away. Until then, I hope we can feel each of our days to the brim with positive energy."
20. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Nam-Joon, BTS Group Leader RM:
"We thought the world had stopped, but it continues to move forward. I believe that every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end. I hope that in this nascent new world, we can all say to each other, 'Welcome.”
21. Inserts from music video recorded at the UN

STORYLINE:

K-pop band BTS joined the United Nations and the world leaders in highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals in an annual event held at the United Nations General Assembly.

Held today (20 Sep) at the UN Headquarters in new York, at the beginning of the United Nation’s General Assembly’s High-Level Week, the SDG Moment, served to place an annual spotlight on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

It took place as the world experiences a deeply uneven response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which risks creating a two-tier recovery with significant implications for the advancement of the SDGs, especially in developing countries.

“I shudder to think about mourning for the Earth. Everyone agrees that climate change is an important problem, but talking about what the best solution might be, that's not easy. It's a topic that's tough to make conclusions about," said a BTS Group Member J-HOPE, Jung Ho-Seok.

“The future is unexplored territory, and that's where we, more than anyone, will spend our time, the Group’s leader RM, Kim Nam-Joon said. “I believe that every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end.”

Convened by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Moment provided world leaders with a platform to showcase the bold plans, actions and solutions that are needed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and set the world on course towards achieving the SDGs. Held in advance of major meetings on food systems, climate, energy, jobs and social protection, the SDG Moment event is expected to build the momentum needed to deliver on the Decade of Action and Keep the Promise of the SDGs.
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