World-renowned K-pop group BTS has won the UNICEF Inspire Award from UNICEF for their “Love Yourself” campaign. UNICEF announced the award to BTS on June 22 yesterday. BTS launched its “Love Myself” campaign in 2017 to end the abuse of children and young people around the world.
The Inspire Awards have been recognized as the most influential UNICEF campaign in recent years by countries around the world. This year, 100 campaigns from 50 countries are included in 18 categories. The winners will be judged on a combination of online voting by UNICEF staff around the world and judging by judges. UNICEF Korea Secretary-General Lee Gichu said, “BTS’s message that we need to love ourselves in order to love others is fueling optimism around the world. “I believe this award is the result of their positive influence, as BTS gives children and young people around the world both courage and comfort.”
“As a Korean, I am really proud to have received this award. Thanks again to BTS and Big Hit Entertainment for their continued support of UNICEF’s #ENDviolence Campaign. ”
In September 2018, BTS traveled to the United States to help the younger generation listen to their instincts and resist stress. He spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “Whoever you are, No matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man. Love yourself, ”said RM, BTS team leader.
The “Love Myself” campaign, launched in November 2017, has comforted the hearts of many children and young people around the world. BTS’s campaign message has influenced children and young people. The motto of the “Love Myself” campaign is “Love Yourself To Spread True Love To Others.”