K-Pop Band BTS By The Numbers Photo by John Angelillo/Pool/Getty Images

Renowned K-pop band BTS thrilled their fans, fondly known as the BTS ARMY, with their special performance at the United Nations (UN) in New York Monday, and spoke about climate change as well as "COVID lost generation."

The group's seven members -- Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook were recently named the UN’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture, reported Variety.

At the Monday event, they were first introduced by Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, then the group shared several comments on coronavirus that they got from the ARMY.

The Bangtan Boys asked fans through social media, “What is your world like today, and what were the past two years like for you?" On stage, the seven singers presented the stories of youngsters trying to lead healthy lives or their opinions on climate crisis.

For RM, it was an honor to be at the UN. He said, “We think that 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.”

They also spoke about their struggles during the pandemic. RM shared how the cancellation of their world tour and other plans getting affected, made him feel alone. Jimin felt hopeless, and thought everything fell apart. He could only look outside his window, and could only go to his room. For Suga, life became simple. He called it a precious time, even though it was unwanted, but welcome.

V, on the other hand, was frustrated and depressed. J-Hope said that the band embraced all these emotions and they started making music together. Jin again found the people he loves, his family and friends, and the music he loves, and he found himself. Jungkook said that people live in uncertainty, but nothing’s really changed.

They used the platform to promote vaccination as well and concluded by saying that they thought the day they could "meet again face-to-face is not far away."

Following their positive speech, fans got to watch a video of their song “Permission To Dance," especially shot inside and around the UN’s building, which featured them along with many dancers.

The livestream of the Monday event got about one million views. While writing this, the count has crossed , and later in the day, the view count crossed six million, according to New York Times.

(L-R) V, Suga and Jin of BTS
(L-R) Taehyung/V, Suga and Jin of South Korean boy band BTS take turns speaking at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate at United Nations Headquarters, on September 20, 2021 in New York. Photo by John Angelillo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

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