Beyonce’s latest music video will drop on Sunday August 19th to coincide with World Humanitarian Day.
By Energy 106
Released on her last album 4 (2011), the single I Was Here has been chosen as the theme for this year’s celebration of the men and women who face danger and adversity in order to help others: “Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people” (http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/).
You can check out Beyonce’s promotional video for World Humanitarian Day here.
The video for I Was Here was shot earlier this week at the United Nations General Assembly Rooms in New York where Beyonce gave a speech in front of a crowd of delegates, politicians and special guests.
You can see stills from her performance here. What an outfit, as always!
The I Was Here campaign is about making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else, and Queen Bey hopes her message will reach 1 billion people. Sixty million people (including me) have already lent their voices to the cause and you can too. To participate go here.
World Humanitarian Day was created in 2008 to promote humanitarian efforts around the world and encourage others to do the same. It also marks a special remembrance day created to honor the victims of the 2003 bombings in Baghdad, Iraq:
Natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies threaten the lives and health of millions of people every year. In the middle of such crises, thousands of dedicated humanitarian workers strive to care for those who have been affected and support local authorities to deliver assistance. On World Humanitarian Day, WHO and other international bodies are highlighting the roles performed by humanitarian workers, and remembering aid workers who have been killed or injured while performing their vital roles.
World Humanitarian Day offers the chance:
· for the public to learn more about the humanitarian community, what aid workers do and the challenges they face;
· for nongovernmental and international bodies and UN agencies, to demonstrate their humanitarian activities;
· to pay respect to those who have died or been injured in the course of their humanitarian work.