UN goodwill ambassador on trafficking not ambassadorial

David Henry Sterry has interviewed me about my run-in with Mira Sorvino in Egypt in the Huffington Post – aimed at US audiences. Trafficking campaigners publish continuously in the HP, so this is a small good thing.

A Conversation With the Naked Anthropologist About Sex Trafficking

No one seems to oversee the behaviour of these UN goodwill ambassadors at all. Sorvino’s goodwill ambassador for trafficking for UNODC – drugs and crime – and both her present and ex-bosses were present in Egypt when she behaved like this, so perhaps they are simply glad to be associated with celebrities, no matter how they behave.

The BBC World Debate that was the cause of my being there was broadcast worldwide a few weekends ago. Eventually they will upload it to their website and I will advise.

Laura Agustín

The Naked Anthropologist

2 Responses

  1. Huffington Post is an extremely annoying publication; though it’s one of the few sources that will print articles on decriminalization, it also (as you point out) often features the opposite and devotes most of its column space to propaganda favoring one half of the American “Establlishment Party” above the other as though they were separate entities. So one has to waste a great deal of time wading through rubbish to find the gems.

    Thanks for pointing out one of those gems, Laura, and for being an educated, eloquent and high-profile voice for our rights.🙂

  2. thank you, maggie! we were not even sure HP were going to publish this, as there was a certain delay…. And i have submitted something to them on my own and they simply don’t bother to respond.

    i certainly agree about the pretense that those two parties are so ‘different’ and on the trafficking thing it’s extremely hard to find any dissent at all.

    best, laura

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