Beyonce Knowles has teamed up with the United Nations in their global campaign for World Humanitarian Day, a day designated to honor people helping people. Beyonce’s team is working hard to have her involved in quite a few activities, and this is the latest in her efforts to contribute something to humanity.
Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is significant in that it marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people.
“We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help?” Beyoncé said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”
The singer will release a music video for her song, “I Was Here,” on August 19 to coincide with World Humanitarian Day.
The video will be filmed in the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York in front of a live audience. Beyonce and songwriter Diane Warren are donating the video to the campaign for World Humanitarian Day.
The UN has also launched a website along with the campaign where people can share their good deeds with the world.
“I hope everyone will pledge to complete at least one humanitarian action – however great or small – through www.whd-iwashere.org. Together we can create an unprecedented awareness of the plight of people affected by crises around the world,” the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, said.