Beyonce: Global Citizen Call to Action
Social Responsibility Movies, Women
The United Nations, humanitarian aid organizations, and international star Beyoncé today (3 August) 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.
World Humanitarian Day is a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people. The campaign calls on people to "make your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else, and say, 'I WAS HERE'"
The World Humanitarian Day music video for Beyoncé's song "I Was Here" will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. It will be released globally on 19 August. Beyoncé and songwriter Diane Warren are donating the video to the campaign.
On 19 August, the campaign aims to reach one billion people in a day with a single message. The campaign website http://www.whd-iwashere.org provides the public with an opportunity to unite and share their own individual acts of good.
Communities and organizations across the globe will celebrate the 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 19 August World Humanitarian Day to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide, recognize 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.
Year of Production: 2012
Length: 2 mins
Country: United Nations
- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV)