UN panel: Legalize prostitution to fight AIDS
Should this be the UN's top priority?
- Duration 4:54
- Date Jul 26, 2012
Should this be the UN's top priority?
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Let's -- we're deadly violence breaking out in Syria today.
New reports putting the total killed the total you'll get a little -- -- -- over nine teen thousand you would think that acts alone.
Would -- United Nations focusing all its energies.
On saving lives there.
And not on things like.
Telling world leaders -- to legalize prostitution and does make it legal everywhere I kid you not -- are -- not surprised at all.
Parts of their talking -- about make you prostitution legal worldwide.
Is tens of thousands are getting butchered.
In seared in me thinks they're priorities in this play.
Correct me on this is that another classic case of -- UN wild overreached this is an institution PUN.
That has failed to stop the North Korean or -- nuclear weapons program it's failing to stop the carnage and Syria.
If it hasn't even prevented one of its own organizations from transferring high tech.
Sanctions banned materials to North Korea but that they now want to instruct the world -- that how to handle prostitution.
And the the end -- that is what that I.
If if if you make this legal everywhere.
And it will be better for -- -- health everywhere -- in other words they're gonna be screened.
They'll be more.
Inclined did detect my doctor what I don't understand what.
I think -- -- you don't understand because it's immensely confusing the UN itself has a convention that actually requires member states to.
Prohibit prostitution to make it illegal.
Then another convention that would sort of suggest it should be legal depending on which convention you prefer have ratified -- whatever but who I.
-- -- -- it how it knows that's a back convention because.
-- -- they've they they're the ones who utilizes services of prostitutes but I digress let's.
Let's let's cut to the chase now I think ice I theorize that this is at bottom about money.
The UN raise a lot of money in its fight against HIV aids.
A very good fight.
This has been -- it -- HIV aids as people learn more about it.
It has become less -- colossal disaster that we were terrified of some years -- yes -- years ago.
And that the donations are drying up.
And we now have the EU and that sort of making this push for a whole.
-- massive across the board approach.
To fighting HIV aids.
And in which they would now have countries around the world repealing laws against prostitution and if you look at the actual findings of the committee that put this.
In order to.
Allow the sort of promote.
Health measures for sex workers around the world.
I you know who is supposed to be doing this when it -- has the makings -- that the phrase that jumped out at me in this report.
Is that donations have been flagging.
And there's a whole lot new initiative going on this is this is under the UN development program.
Which is also under fire right now is fox has been leading the way on the stories about this.
For -- the same UN development program that just helped.
Another UN organization transfer high tech computers to North Korea.
The N development program has also been a hosting this committee.
Which is now put out these recommendations.
On how they wish to tackle HIV aids.
-- a sweeping recommendation is just repeal laws against prostitution and they go beyond that to say.
Health care for sex workers.
Safe conditions for sex workers okay.
There's a whole complex debate there -- over how you deal of prostitution.
But the UN if there's an organization of the -- it.
Not equipped to spark this engage in it preside over -- deal with that or prescribe anything to the rest of us.
It's the UN -- they haven't even managed to stop there un peacekeepers.
Well what brought in dead the other little side optics is two of the UN now addressing prostitution.
Of any sort is.
There's probably not not not a good image maker but finally do you get a sense that that.
They're they're just unable -- these other issues so they figure let's move onto an issue.
Everyone might agree on.
Very much so it actually they have that this plane so many issues where they there for ever looking.
For anything that they can -- up imagined where they think that they can get some traction.
The UN has become an analyst factory and I have bizarre self serving initiative that's what this is part.
Very good stuff as always when you're reporting that is now the results of but the UN is doing quoted as it was a pleasure thank you.