The United Nations’ OHCHR draft proposal for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child is still live over on the OHCHR website. The draft covers increased policing of child exploitation, both real and fictional. Yes, fictional media including anime, drawings, loli, shota, and cartoons are canvassed under the proposal for heightened restrictions and prohibition of access under the committee’s draft proposal. The details of the proposal was covered in an article published back in February of 2019.
However, it appears a United Nations official is already partaking in the kind of uncouth behavior that the proposal supposedly seeks to curtail, as a U.N., official was arrested for allegedly sexually molesting a 17-year-old boy who was visiting from Italy.
In an article published on March 11th, 2019 by Gothamist, just one month removed from U.N.’s unveiling of the OPSC draft proposal, a United Nations Development Program coordination specialist named Gregory Connor, was arrested at a Hilton Hotel in New York City on March 8th, 2019.
A 17-year-old boy visiting from Italy was approached by Connor, who asked if he could use the teenager’s smartphone charger. A second 17-year-old boy joined the duo, and all three of them went up to the hotel room where allegedly Connor began removing his clothes and touching over one of the boy’s chest and genitals.
Connor reportedly left the hotel room but then returned a few minutes later to retrieve his bag.
The two teens reported the incident to the teacher and the chaperone, who then immediately contacted hotel security, who then called 911. Hours later Connor was arrested and then released without bail following an arraignment that took place on March 9th, 2019.
Connor’s current role at the United Nations was to work with the development group to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.
According to the Gothamist, Connor had previously worked developmental jobs in New York City, Washington D.C., and in Europe, along with holding positions at the World Bank, and the EastWest institute.
According to the New York Post, representatives for the United Nations Development Programme issued a statement acknowledging the allegations, stating…
“UNDP is aware of these allegations, has been in touch with the relevant US authorities and is actively following up on the matter,”
This isn’t the first time that a U.N., official was caught molesting, abusing, or raping a child.
USA Today reported back in January, 2018 that victims were still reeling from multiple sexual assaults carried out by U.N. Peacekeepers since 2014 in Central Republic of Congo, where the U.N., has been slow or ambivalent in addressing the ongoing rape reports.
Beatrice Mokoyo, a farmer and mother of seven in Biabo, close to Bangui, told USA Today…
“We were told that (the peacekeepers) came to protect us, instead, we see that it is the (peacekeepers) who cause the rapes. It makes me sick.”
But that’s just the tip of the spear piercing the fat of the U.N’s corruption.
Australia’s Dateline published a report back in September of 2018, where even the U.N., had to acknowledge nearly 150 child rape reports being carried out by U.N. Peacekeepers in impoverished regions where they were supposedly sent to help the people. The report states…
“Earlier this year UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres confirmed that UN peacekeepers and civilian staff perpetrated 145 cases of sexual exploitation and abuse involving 311 victims in 2016 alone. That is more than two victims for each case on average.
“Many of the victims, by the UN’s own admission, are children. And while the numbers are huge they are likely to be the tip of the iceberg because they only represent the crimes that have been reported. More than that, these numbers are only representative of sexual crimes committed within the organisation’s peacekeeping forces.”
So what does this have to do with anime?
Well, the U.N., draft canvasses drawings, cartoons, and fictional depictions of “underage” characters under the kind of child exploitation content they want prohibited. Some companies such as Reddit and Twitter have moved to ban certain kinds of loli content, and censorship of the material has been ramping up over the last couple of months.
Many people saw this as blatant hypocrisy since U.N. Peacekeepers are committing many of the most flagrant and abhorrent crimes against children, while multiple Danish studies have shown that people viewing loli porn, anime, hentai, or other fictional material have not reportedly engaged in sexual contact with minors.
TL;DR: Despite the U.N., draft proposal aiming to reinforce bans on child exploitation in order to protect children, which includes anime and loli content, countless U.N., staff have been molesting, abusing, and raping children for years, with no end in sight.
(Thanks for the news tip Jigsy)