Last Friday, Beyonce performed her song “I Was Here” before an exclusive audience in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in honor of World Humanitarian Day, which is August 19th, and received rave reviews from officials, stars and fans.
Among the hundreds in attendance were actress Julia Stiles, The-Dream and Diane Warren. “I’d like to ask everyone to make sure they’re a part of August 19th,” Beyonce said from the stage. “It’s such a beautiful, beautiful day, and I’d li ke to honor the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all. Thank you so much for having me.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted the event supporting World Humanitarian Day, which commemorates 22 humanitarian workers who were killed in a 2003 terrorist attack in Iraq. A website, WHD-IWasHere.org, is set up with hopes of getting 1 billion people to pledge to help someone in need.
Check out the World Humanitarian Day message above. A video of Beyonce’s performance will be released on August 19th.
Want to support World Humanitarian Day? It just takes five steps:
1. Visit www.whd-iwashere.org
2. Click on “Show Your Support”.
3. Choose to support World Humanitarian Day via Twitter, Facebook or both, and get the word out to your friends and followers.
4. Continue tweeting and posting in the lead-up to August 19th.
5. 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.