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BLACKPINK appointed as UN Sustainable Development Goals advocates

BLACKPINK isn't just making waves in the music industry, but also in helping turn the world into a better place!

On Saturday, the United Nations announced that it had officially named BLACKPINK as its newest Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocate.

In a tweet, the organization shared that UN Secretary General António Guterres appointed them as new advocates on Sept. 18.

"Welcome BLACKPINK to the UN family!" it wrote.

According to a Soompi report, the group's agency YG Entertainment said BLACKPINK was the first Asian artist to be selected as a UN SDG advocate.

"We are honored to be joining this journey towards a better world," BLACKPINK said.

UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a shared blueprint for promoting prosperity and protecting the planet by 2030. At its core are 17 goals that address a range of social needs which includes "education, health, social protection, job opportunities" as well as climate change and environmental protection.

As new advocates, BLACKPINK is tasked to help raise awareness about the different goals and the importance of achieving them.

Aside from BLACKPINK, also named as SDG advocates are Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, STEM activist Chica Rosadita, and Microsoft president Brad Smith.

Before becoming SDG advocates, BLACKPINK was appointed as the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) advocate earlier this year. – Kaela Malig/RC, GMA News