Oh, Beyoncé… You never cease to amaze me. As if being a superstar, mogul, wife, and mother weren’t enough, Queen Bey is now waving her humanitarian flag and joining forces with the United Nations and aid organizations to encourage people around the world to do something good for others on World Humanitarian Day (August 19).
World Humanitarian Day is a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people. As part of this campaign, Bey filmed a video for her powerful song “I Was Here” in the UN General Assembly Hall over the weekend. She and the songwriter Diane Warren are donating the video to the campaign.
“World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. “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 campaign website provides everyone with an opportunity to unite and share his or her individual acts of good. On August 19th, the campaign aims to reach 1 billion people in a day with a single message.
If you want to support World Humanitarian Day, check out these five simple steps:
- Visit www.whd-iwashere.org
- Click on “Show Your Support”
- Choose to support World Humanitarian Day via Twitter, Facebook or both, and get the word out to your friends and followers
- Tweet and post in the lead-up to August 19th
- On August 19th, 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.
You can also watch Bey’s video message below.