UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City

 
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (C) chairs the meeting and next to him is Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah (R). REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee