Beyonce’S Video 'i Was Here' Inspires World Humanitarian Campaign Support From Fans
R&B star Beyoncé helped inspire one billion messages for World Humanitarian Day on Sunday, which the United Nations said was a social media record. The ‘Single Ladies’ singer dedicated her track ‘I Was Here’ and recorded the visuals to the song for the UN campaign to generate one billion people to do a good deed…
"The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope," the UN said in a statement. The UN launched its campaign on August 2 to collect the messages, which were distributed on Sunday in honour of humanitarian workers.
The number of campaigners around the world reached new heights following the release of Beyonce's video on Saturday, with the message spreading rapidly among her fans. Valerie Amos, UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, gave praise to the "amazing work" of the singer in taking the UN's cause further.
Beyonce took to the stage dressed in a white, floor-length gown and belted out the song for the video at the UN General Assembly. The video shows her singing at the UN headquarters and scenes from recent disasters.
"This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care," Beyoncé said in a statement to Agence France-Presse.
Show your support and sign up now and share the tweet love by using hashtags #WHD2012 #IWASHERE.
Words: Antonia Nnyanzi (@AntoniaNyan)