Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Conflicting Reports on Ireland

Here are two conflicting reports from Ireland.
Ireland is the best country in the world because it has made the greatest contributions to humanity and the planet, according to a new survey.

The results were revealed as part of the first ever Good Country Index, which ranks countries by combining 35 separate indicators from the United Nations, the World Bank and other international institutions.[…]

Respected policy adviser Simon Anholt, who designed the survey, said he hopes it will change the way countries do business by encouraging them to think about the global impact of their actions, rather than cut throat self-interest.

He said: “The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple; to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away.
"Common good of humanity" sounds good. However, check out the following which was published about the same time.
A new US State Department report has named Ireland the top destination and transit country for sex trafficking.

The Trafficking in Persons Report 2014, which was published on Friday, highlighted serious gaps in Ireland’s anti-trafficking laws, the Irish Mirror reports.

“Foreign trafficking victims identified in Ireland are from Nigeria, Cameroon, the Philippines, Poland, Brazil, Pakistan, South Africa, Lithuania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, and other countries in Asia, and Eastern Europe,” said the report.

“There has been an increase in identified Irish children subjected to sex trafficking within the country.”
So, one report claims Ireland is the best humanitarian country in the world while the other says Ireland is the best place for sex trafficking. Heh.

1 comment:

Doom said...

Considering the measures used to judge Ireland as good, even if the charges of being a prime sex slave trafficking hub, I don't see the disconnect. I suppose, what I am saying, is the measures of judgement which conclude Ireland is a good nation are just as wrong as being a sex trafficking hub.


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