Beyonce’s ‘I Was Here’ Music Video Helps Generate One Billion Messages for the UN [Video]

Beyonce Knowles released the music video for her latest single “I Was Here,” shot in New York’s U.N. General Assembly, in honor of World Humanitarian Day, Aug. 19.

To inspire people all over the world to make a difference, the singer has teamed up with the United Nations for her latest music video.

The video shows Beyonce dressed in a long flowing white dress in front of a large screen that projected images of humanitarian workers, writes ABC News.

The inspirational song features lyrics such as, “The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave that I made a difference, and this world will see.”

“I feel like we all want to know that our life meant something and that we did something for someone else. That we spread positivity no matter how big or how small,” the singer said after releasing video.

Two weeks ago Queen B appeared at the U.N., along with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and filmed the video that night.

“She belted out the tune in front of an audience in an effort to shed light on the various regions that have been affected by natural disasters as well as the humanitarian workers who selflessly come to their aid,” reports MTV.

“I’d like to ask everyone to make sure they’re a part of August 19,” Beyoncé said of commemorating the 2003 terror attack on Iraq’s Canal Hotel, which left 100 wounded and killed at least 22, including the U.N. Special Representative in Iraq.

“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.”

Beyonce and the U.N. teamed up with humanitarian aid organizations to launch the initiative, “a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people.”

The pop star is launching a campaign for the U.N.’s annual celebration of humanitarian work, which encourages everybody to do good for others. The move is believed to send the largest social media message in history.

“We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”

The singer is also helping to launch the World Humanitarian Day website, which is belived to reach 1 billion people in a single day.

The site inspires its guests to share their acts of good by selecting to “show” their support and “share” their action on Twitter and Facebook.

“World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work,” Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in a statement.

“I hope everyone will pledge to complete at least one humanitarian action — however great or small — through [the campaign website].”

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs added the day is both a commemoration and a “celebration of things that people do.”

“There’s an amazing amount that people do every single day that goes unrecognized. This is about the big things and it’s also about the small things,” Amos said in the UN video.

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