Beyonce teams up with UN to make a difference
World Humanitarian Day is drawing near and its concept may have a wider reach this year, thanks to Beyonce Knowles. The superstar has teamed up with the United Nations to encourage more people to help others. MTV News reports Beyonce's involvement in the campaign began a few weeks back as she left the message "Leave your footprint on 19 August 2012," on her blog, iam.beyonce.com.
A few days later the entertainer starred in a public service announcement urging her fans to get involved with World Humanitarian Day on August 19. Then, on August 10, Bey headed to the United Nations office in New York City to perform her new single "I Was Here," in front of worker at the UN and other celebrities.
UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson headed to the stage of the General Assembly Hall to introduce Beyonce to the crowd before her performance.
"Tonight [she] brings more than her stunning talents, she brings inspiration to help another person, to help another human being," Eliasson told the crowd, according to the news source.
Beyonce then took the stage in a stunning white sequined urban wear suit in front of UN workers, reporters and humanitarians to discuss why she wanted to get involved with the movement that encourages people to be kind to one another. The day takes place on August 19 as a way to honor the 22 humanitarians who lost their lives in a terrorist attack in Iraq on the date in 2003.
"I'd like to ask everyone to make sure they're a part of August 19th," Beyonce told the crowd, according to the news station. "It's such a beautiful, beautiful day, and I'd like to honor the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all. Thank you so much for having me."
Bang Showbiz reports Bey will be releasing the single "I Was Here," on August 19. She recently made the video for the song and it is set to star UN members as well as A-list celebrities. The song is meant to honor those humanitarians who tragically lost their lives close to 10 years ago.
Bey added at the recent assembly, "We all see the headlines and 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.''