Beyonce’s World Humanitarian Day Campaign Makes Social Media History

August 20, 2012  |  


From EurWeb

Beyonce’s music video “I Was Here” for the UN’s World Humanitarian Day campaign generated one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed on Sunday.

The campaign is designed to increase the amount of good deeds done by ordinary people, and additionally, to give something back to those partaking humanitarian work. The campaign asked people to help others on Sunday by making sandwiches for the homeless or volunteering at a local charity.

“The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope,” the UN said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.”

As previously reported, Beyonce performed her song “I Was Here,” from her latest album “4,” at the United Nations in New York last week to promote World Humanitarian Day. The performance was taped and the music video debuted Sunday.

Check out the video and the list of celebs who participated in World Humanitarian Day on

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  • Na Na

    Yeah for some reason I’m kind of over Beyonce and this Humanitarian Day…seems like a ploy or publicity thing. Hopefully those one billion people went out and actually did something besides clicking on a video.

  • nale

    COME ON NOW Do you actually believe they reached the one billion mark in one day, week whatever. It would have been more believable if they said one hundred million and 999, or we reached 70 % of our goal but perfect Beyonce hit the 1 billion mark. Not 1 billion plus some, not a little or lot under 1 billion gtfoh. That’s why no one can relate to miss perfect. The same person who did numbers in the 300 thousand percentile gets not one million people to move but 1 billion. When will they learn to stop trying to be so perfect falsefiying information to keep us this robotic perfect image ???

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  • Andrea Miles

    Its ashame and good that this woman can motivate 1 billion people to tune into a video But, its ashame it takes a celebrity when our bibles, Qurans, etc (whatever religion you are). These books tell you how to treat fellow man everyday. Its your guideline. We are programmed to do these things. Society tells you otherwise. She’ll make $$$ off of telling ppl to do a good deed. Yeah! OK!

  • gracie

    One fake woman!

    • beniceppl

      take a seat this is about doing sumthin good so be rude sum place else

      • L-Boogie

        Totally agree!