BTS has become a powerful voice that reaches far beyond the music industry. Their influence is global, and they’re using it to make the world a better place.
Both as a group and individuals, the members have championed important causes such as health, education, and equality. Most recently, Jimin donated 100 million KRW ($85,000 USD) to school students in Korea’s South Jeolla Province. In June, BTS contributed 1 million dollars to the Black Lives Matter movement, which was matched by their fans.
Then, there’s the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever since it began, BTS have followed the recommendated safety precautions and encouraged fans to do the same. Now, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting BTS to participate in a “crossover”.
On August 23, Tedro Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed BTS and their new song “Dynamite” to the World Health Assembly.
I hear you and all the other #BTSARMY saying they want to see more ‘crossover’ between public health & #BTS.
I am delighted to invite @BTS_twt to take #BTS_Dynamite to the next @WHO World Health Assembly.
And congratulations for #Dynamite100MViewsIn24Hrs!https://t.co/9FjVmrwIYq
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) August 23, 2020
According to its official website, the World Health Assembly is WHO’s decision-making body. It appoints the Director-General, supervises financial policies, and reviews and approves the proposed programme budget. An in-person gathering with the World Health Assembly members is held each year in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO knows? BTS once spoke at the United Nations, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if they made an appearance at the World Health Assembly too!