Beyoncé Donates 'I Was Here' To World Humanitarian Day
The song will be released globally on 19th August. Find out more here...
Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian aid organisations have launched a global campaign to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others.
Queen B and songwriter Diane Warren have donated 4 album track I Was Here to the cause, with a video for the song to be filmed at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. It will be released globally on 19th August.
The campaign website, which was launched yesterday (2nd August), provides everyone an opportunity to unite and share his or her individual acts of good. On 19th August, the campaign aims to reach 1 billion people in a day with a single message.
Bey said: “We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help? 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.”
Communities and organisations across the globe will celebrate World Humanitarian Day through commemorations and public events, from Dubai to Geneva, Bangkok to Panama City and Addis Ababa to New York.
In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 19th August as World Humanitarian Day to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide, recognise people who risk their lives to help people in need, wherever they are, and to mark the day in 2003 when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the UN offices in Baghdad.
It takes only five simple steps to support World Humanitarian Day:
1. Visit www.whd-iwashere.org
2. Click on “Show Your Support”.
3. Choose to support World Humanitarian Day via Twitter, Facebook or both, and get the word out to your friends and followers.
4. Continue tweeting and posting in the lead-up to 19 August.
5. On 19th August, make your mark by doing something in your local community, and watch as everyone’s World Humanitarian Day messages are simultaneously shared around the world.