On 12 November 2021, the traveling exhibition "BATUN - Baltic Appeal to the United Nations" dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Latvia's membership in the United Nations was opened with a formal ceremony at the Damda Museum of Art and Contemporary History in Yongin. The exhibition is organized by the Latvian Embassy in the Republic of Korea in cooperation with the Damda Museum of Art and Contemporary History. The exhibition will be open until December 31.
At the opening of the exhibition, the guests were addressed by the Latvian Ambassador Āris Vīgants, the Director of the Museum Jeong-Suk Jeong, and the Mayor of Yongin Kun-Gi Baek; the event was also attended the Ambassador of Estonia Sten Schwede, the Chargé d’Affairs (ad interim) of the Embassy of Lithuania Vilijus Samuila and other guests.
The exhibition reflects the activities of one of the most influential Baltic exile organizations, BATUN, from 1965 to the early 1990s and describes the organization's contribution to the restoration of the independence of the Baltic States and the accession of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the United Nations.
The organizers of the exhibition are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, the National Archives of Latvia and the National Library of Latvia, and it was previously exhibited at the UN headquarters in New York in 2016, as well as at the UN Palace in Geneva in October this year.