Beyonce’s new music video ‘I Was Here’ helped inspire one billion messages for World Humanitarian Day on Sunday. The music video which was recorded by Beyonce was for the UN campaign to generate one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed. Beyonce’s rep adding more details about the campaign said, that Jay-Z, Shakira, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Michelle Obama, Justin Bieber had signed on to participate. Beyonce’s performance was hosted by Anderson Cooper at the U. N. also present were Julia Stiles, Diane Warren and The-Dream.
Releasing a statement, the UN said, “The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope.” This campaign was launched by the UN on August 2, to collect messages which were distributed on Sunday in honor of humanitarian workers. Beyonce said in a statement, “This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.” The video features Beyonce dressed in a long flowing white dress in front of a large screen that projected images of humanitarian workers. 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.”