United Nations High Level Donor’s Conference for Humanitarian Aid for Syria held in Kuwait City, Wednesday 30th January 2013, with Sound Bites from The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva.

Type: NEWS   Référence: 92254   Durée: 00:06:09   Première transmission: 31/01/2013  Lieu: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fin de production: 31/01/2013
Arab heads of state and various European and other delegations met on the 30th January 2013, in Kuwait City, at a UN organized pledging conference organized to raise funds to support the humanitarian effort underway in Syria. The aim of the conference was to raise US$1.5 billion in pledges and by the end of the conference the goal had been achieved.

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00:00:05 Heads of the various delegations pose for the group photograph at the commencement of the conference. 00:00:06
00:00:11 UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon chats with the Crown Prince of Kuwait Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jabari Al Sabah as they make their way into the hall for the first session. 00:00:16
00:00:27 Wide shot of the podium in the main hall at which the Kuwaiti Emir Shakyk Jabar Al Sabah (center) the Crown Prince (right) and UN secretary General are seated. 00:00:02
00:00:29 EU Commissioner on Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva, accompanied by the EU ambassador to Kuwait, greets an unidentified member of the Kuwaiti delegation and discusses the pledges already in. 00:00:21
00:00:50 UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confers with a colleague. 00:00:06
00:00:56 EU Commissioner Georgieva listens during the opening session. 00:00:06
00:01:02 The Emir of Kuwait checks his papers prior to the opening session of the conference 00:00:06
00:01:08 Members of the Kuwaiti delegation at their desks. 00:00:04
00:01:12 King Abdullah II of Jordan runs through some paperwork 00:00:05
00:01:17 Commissioner Georgieva listens during the opening session. 00:00:13
00:01:30 President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon prepares his paperwork. 00:00:08
00:01:38 Members of the Algerian and Emirati delegations confer prior to the opening session. 00:00:02
00:01:40 Secretary General Moon awaits the beginning the session 00:00:06
00:01:46 The head of the Chinese delegation confers with members of his delegation. 00:00:06
00:01:52 Kuwaiti officials remove the press from the opening session. 00:00:05
00:01:57 Soundbite (English) Commissioner Georgieva: We are at a humanitarian pledging conference to help the Syrian population, those in the country and those who’ve fled the neighborhood. The EU has generously pledged an additional $370 million to the $460 million we have already provided. In other words our contribution to help the effected population in total is $830 million. 00:00:33
00:02:30 Commissioner Georgeiva talks to various members of the press as other delegates take time off during the lunch break to do the same. 00:00:25
00:02:55 Soundbite (English) Commissioner Georgieva: More importantly than even the money, the conference is an opportunity to strongly advocate for more access inside Syria to people, and also for raising a voice in support of the relief organizations, UN and international NGOs that are there risking their lives to help the Syrian people. 00:00:27
00:03:22 During the conference there were many bilateral meeting which saw the various delegations moving around the halls of the palace, including the UN Secretary General, King Abdullah of Jordan, and the EU Commissioner, who met with among others the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 00:01:11
00:04:33 Soundbite (English) Commissioner Georgieva: If we politicize humanitarian aid then more ambulance will be shot at and less help gets to the people, but there is clearly a lot to be done in this area of uniting everybody so that we all speak with one voice for protecting civilians and protecting the relief workers there to help them, and respecting international humanitarian law, and on this subject I am proud to say the European voices have been the clearest and the strongest. 00:00:32
00:05:05 EU Commissioner Georgeiva met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the sidelines of the conference for talks about the Syrian situation. Also in attendance was the Valarie Amos the head of UNOCHA. 00:00:49
00:05:54 EU Commissioner Georgeiva chats with Valarie Amos at the conclusion of her meeting with the UN Secretary General 00:00:15
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