updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
Beyoncé released her new music video for "I Was Here" on Saturday which features a live performance filmed at the United Nation's General Assembly Room in New York City. The release date of the video coincides with the first-ever World Humanitarian Day on Sunday, August 19.
Displayed in the background of where Beyonce is singing are images of various relief efforts from across the world.
"I was here. I lived. I loved. ... I want to leave my mark so everyone knows I was here," are some of the lyrics of this song that encourages listeners to live in a way that will impact others and leave a mark on the world.
The singer hopes to reach 1 billion people on Sunday, World Humanitarian Day, and transmit a message of hope as part of her efforts to launch a global campaign to celebrate humanitarian work and encourage people worldwide to help others in some way.
While the star, a recent mom to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, was promoting the music video and upcoming World Humanitarian Day, she sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper to discuss what this means to her.
"I was definitely attracted to raising awareness of this day of recognition," she told Cooper, going on to reference the tragic events of August 19, 2003. "I found out that 22 people lost their lives helping people in Baghdad and I thought it was such an incredible thing to turn that into something positive and try to include the world in doing something great for someone else."
"I feel like we all have our purpose and we all have our strengths and I don't know if it's selfish or unselfish, but it feels so wonderful to do something for someone else," Beyoncé added. "And I think for the U.N to want to include the whole world was something important, and that's what I represent.
For more information, visit the United Nation's official website for World Humanitarian Day.
Watch the music video for Beyonce's "I Was Here" below:
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