Yesterday marked World Humanitarian Day: “One day. One message. One goal. To inspire people all around the world to do something good, no matter how big or small, for someone else.”
Singer Beyonce Knowles works closely with the United Nations, which is something she is very passionate about, while taking a stand to encourage others to help out and give back. During the taped performance at the U.N. General Assembly on August 10, Beyonce showed a powerful force and true emotion within her performance and lyrics of the song. Behind her, was a large screen showing moments of bravery, struggle and survival.
Other celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Rihanna took their voice to Twitter:
Watch Beyonce’s performance here:
Actor Don Cheadle has been honoured with the title of United Nations Goodwill Ambassador For The Environment, reports PerezHilton.
Apparently Cheadle joined the UN last year to head their climate change campaign, and has since done some amazing things. Not only has he spoken with many important leaders, he has also got then to agree to sign a treaty limiting greenhouse has emissions.
Because of his good work, Cheadle has been honoured with the new title, which will be celebrated next month in Rwanda.
Actor Nicolas Cage was presented with the Global Citizen of the Year award by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday in New York City, reports CBC. He also received the title of UN goodwill ambassador on drugs and crime.
“My real life role as goodwill ambassador will certainly be even more challenging and meaningful than those I have portrayed on screen,” Cage, 45, said.
“Nicolas Cage’s characters have exposed us to some of the darkest aspects of human nature,” said Antonia Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. “Now he is championing one of the most noble – the quest for justice.”