Beyoncé stopped by Anderson Cooper’s AC360, last night. During her visit she talked about why she decided to become involved in World Humanitarian Day. She encouraged people to try and give acts of kindess day by day. She
articulately mentioned examples like helping the elderly, feeding those less fortunate and even giving your coat up for someone.
During the interview, Anderson asked UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos about their goal of reaching one billion people, and partnering with Beyonce. “This is really about saying to everyone out there that this is a day that’s both a commemoration because there are a lot of people who lose their lives trying to help people. But it’s also a celebration of the things that people do,” Amos said.
With Beyoncé on board and great social media blitz, the day is shaping up to be one of the biggest social events this year. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 UN staff.
Surprisingly, the theme for the relief day is “I Was Here,” also a song from King Bey’s latest album. The video for “I Was Here” will premiere worldwide on August 19 which would be a dedication for the awareness day.