Earlier this week, I mentioned the movie The Whistleblower, an action film that explores the real-life issue of UN peacekeepers who have coerced locals into trading sex for food, or have assaulted or purchased them outright. After that appeared, a colleague emailed me to note that while some member nations' militaries or ambassadors may traffic in people, other UN branches are working to expose and end human trafficking. Here, Matt Friedman of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking reports on what his organization has been doing:
(AP Photo/Koen van Weel, Pool) Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, is seen inside the courtroom in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 30, 2011.
Last Friday, Geert Wilders, the far-right leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, made his way to the Greek Embassy in the Hague. He went to deliver a blunt message for the country: Leave the Eurozone. He read a letter to reporters outside the building urging the financially embattled Greeks to abandon the Euro -- for their own sake and the sake of the other countries in the monetary union. He was then photographed holding up a blown-up replica of a 1.000- drachma note, the old Greek currency, just in case anyone had failed to grasp his not-so-subtle exhortation.