UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR THURSDAY 6 MARCH 2014
UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR 6 MARCH 2014
UN / UKRAINE
Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said that his country does not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate but that they do have various non-political contacts. He called sanctions by the US a, "double edged sword, we cannot see this as useful under any circumstances." UNTV
UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WRAP
The head of UN peacekeeping operations said that the establishment of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) would take six months and it will require "a unified approach, through the deployment of a multidimentional peacekeeping operation, with the protection of civilians as its utmost priority." UNTV / FILE
GENEVA / PILLAY HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay repeated her call for an immediate, comprehensive and independent investigation into human rights violations that have taken place in recent months in the Ukraine. Presenting her annual report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, she pointed to disappearances, arbitrary detentions, torture and ill-treatment.