Under the patronage of UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UN’s World Humanitarian Day was marked on Sunday, August 19, 2012.
Dubai joined cities across the globe for a live simulcast celebrating humanitarianism and honouring those who risk their lives to help others in need.
Over 10,000 people gathered at the Burj steps in Downtown Dubai for the simulcast of the global World Humanitarian Day video and Beyonce’s new song ‘I Was Here’, a product that has been put together by a remarkable team of creative and production specialists who have donated time, energy and enthusiasm towards establishing World Humanitarian Day as a day of note and recognition. On this day, we joined forces to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the line of humanitarian duty and as well as celebrate the incredible commitment of people across the globe who give so much to humanitarian service. More info