United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) shakes hands with Chinese pianist Lang Lang after being named a United Nations Messenger of Peace October 28, 2013 at UN headquarters in New York. Lang Lang said Monday he is ready to play in a conflict zone as he was named a UN messenger of peace. The 31-year-old virtuoso said he was 'truly humbled' to become a UN messenger alongside the likes of actors George Clooney and Charlize Theron and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel. Lang Lang played Chopin's 'Waltz No 1' for UN leader Ban Ki-moon to mark his new job and was then asked whether he would be ready to go to Syria or another danger zone. 'When the time comes, I would love to do it,' said Lang Lang, who will concentrate on spreading education in his new role. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon attends the U.N. Global Compact to hold summit at the Conrad Hotel on May 19, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is on a five day trip to his home country South Korea.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends a press conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva on April 12, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ban Ki-moon told members of the press he is working to send observers to Syria as soon as possible.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a press conference at the end of the workshop themed 'Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity' at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at Casina Pio IV on April 28, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. The one day international symposium has been organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and will include a video message to participants from Pope Francis about the Christian imperative of stewardship of creation.