SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
UNITED NATIONS - Beyonce , the American pop star, took to the stage in the UN General Assembly hall, normally reserved for world leaders, to film a music video that will be released on August 19 to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Along with songwriter Diane Warren, Beyonce is donating the video - “I Was Here” to the campaign for the Day, which falls on Sunday, 19 August - the same day on which the video will be released around the world, with displays on big screens in the cities of Dubai, Geneva, Addis Ababa, as well as in New York City’s Times Square, among other locales.
“We all see the headlines and we think, what can I really do to help?” Beyonce 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,” said the Grammy Award-winning singer.