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Beyonce, Ambassador of World Humanitarian Day 2012, commanded the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations during a heartfelt performance of “I Was Here.”  The inspirational tune, selected from her most recent album 4, is the event’s theme song.

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“I was here. I lived. I loved. … I want to leave my mark so everyone knows I was here,” sings a radiant Beyonce in a sparkling white gown.

The visuals, directed by Kenzo Digital and Sophie Miller, include disasters images from across the world and the faces of workers, who donated their time to help others.


The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope encouraging people to do something good for someone else.

“There are seven billion people in the world and we reached hundreds of millions of them with our message. People really care,” said Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

“Thanks to the amazing work of Beyoncé and our partners, we now have a global commitment to humanitarian action. The message of people helping people is universal. Making your mark and saying “I Was Here” resonates powerfully with people all over the world,” said Ms. Amos.

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