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Juanes breaks out new song for World Humanitarian Day at United Nations

  • FILE - In this July 24, 2015 file photo, Colombian singer Juanes performs at the Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain. Juanes is among a group of celebrities supporting a new U.N. social media campaign to spotlight 17 stories of survival and humanitarian activism in countries struggling with conflict and disaster around the world. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

    FILE - In this July 24, 2015 file photo, Colombian singer Juanes performs at the Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain. Juanes is among a group of celebrities supporting a new U.N. social media campaign to spotlight 17 stories of survival and humanitarian activism in countries struggling with conflict and disaster around the world. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

  • IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE UNITED NATIONS - Pictured from left to right, Colombian music superstar Juanes, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Ban Soon-taek, Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach, and Australian singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, at the #ShareHumanity event, celebrating World Humanitarian Day at the United Nations in New York, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for the United Nations)

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE UNITED NATIONS - Pictured from left to right, Colombian music superstar Juanes, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Ban Soon-taek, Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach, and Australian singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, at the #ShareHumanity event, celebrating World Humanitarian Day at the United Nations in New York, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for the United Nations)

Musicians Juanes, Cody Simpson and Inna Modja are headlining a special event at the United Nations for World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19 — and the Colombian singer is introducing a new song he wrote just a few days ago for the occasion.

The stars lent their voices Tuesday to the world body's effort to draw attention to major humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

Not since World War II have so many people been displaced by conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the crowd.

The U.N. says its humanitarian office needs $20 billion this year to keep 100 million people in need alive — double what it sought in 2009 — but it's received less than 30 percent.

Australian singer Simpson let a Syrian refugee use his social media account for a day during the #sharehumanity campaign.

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Juanes tweeted that "it is an immense honor" to take part in the event.

He ended the concert with a song so new that it doesn't yet have a title.

"Este mundo necesita amor," he sang.

"This world just needs more love."

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