From Selena Gomez to Angelina Jolie to Priyanka Chopra and many more, we all have seen influential figures who intensively worked in developing countries by visiting there, listening to locals and their issues, demonstrations of peace, and advocating the goals and agenda of their associated organization and their country. Some of them were appointed as diplomates, some were appointed as messenger while some were appointed as goodwill ambassadors. We all perfectly remember the iconic speech of Leonardo DiCaprio, who was appointed as UN Messenger Of Peace, at the Paris Agreement, 2015. At a glance, all this effort may seem useless but if we see closely, the picture of the positive influence and the impact of their works and words becomes clear.
While Western celebs had been dominating the world, there is also now an increase in rising in the domination of Asian artists such as Priyanka Chopra, Park Seo-Joon, G-dragon, etc., whose influence and characters make them suitable candidates for advocating, spreading and representing the ideas of organisations and countries which in turn are in favour of the well-being of people.
Huge Korean pop (K-pop) groups such as BTS and BLACKPINK have been recently taken into account by the UN. While BTS is addressing the issue of hate, bullying, discrimination and racism at UN speech and through their music, the popular Korean girl group BLACKPINK are in our area to address the issues of climate change.
Recently they have been appointed to advocate for UN’s Sustainable Development and Climate Action by UN General Secretary, António Guterres. The News of their appointment was first declared by UN News on Twitter, ” Welcome BLACKPINK to the UN family! They have engaged with @COP26 to encourage young people to take #ClimateAction to protect the planet and were appointed today by Secretary-General @antónioguterres as our new Sustainable Development Goals #SDG advocates”. Earlier in the month of February of 2021 BLACKPINK have been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador, a title given to notable public figures who participate and demonstrate on programs to promote and represent the associated organization and their objectives, of UN COP26 which is the 26th UN’s annual Conference Of the Parties (COP) of UNFCC which will be held at Glasgow city of Scotland in first to the second week of November 2021. They are the first female Korean pop group to be appointed as ambassadors at the house of UN (United Nations) which is an international organization established by governments of several countries after World War 2 to prevent future wars, maintain peace and integrity among nations and address international issues.
BLACKPINK, formed by members Ji-soo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa, are expected to spread awareness of climate issues such as global warming, extensive use of non-sustainable-harmful pesticides in agriculture fields, negligence of industries, and causing of deforestations of forest for available more land to build town and farmlands; and to promote the sustainable methods we should adapt to reduce the effect and solve these climate problems which will also aid people to reduce the social issues such as poverty, famine, and drought. They have been given the responsibility to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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