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Diplomats & high-end escorts meet up during UN General Assembly

By Jake Beardslee · September 21, 2023

In brief…

  • High-end escorts have flooded New York City during the UN General Assembly, catering to demand from international diplomats.
  • Diplomats prefer high-end escorts over strip clubs to keep their sexual exploits discreet.
  • Even so, VIP rooms in strip clubs are booked up by less discreet diplomats, who spend up to $100k on private sessions.
  • The escort trade during the UN General Assembly is a sad example of the illicit activities that permeate the world of international diplomacy.
High-end escorts have converged from around the world on NYC to cater to the thousands of diplomats attending this week's annual UN Assembly.  Patrick Gruban/Wikimedia

As world leaders converge on New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly, a different type of gathering is taking place in the shadows. High-end escorts have flocked to the city from as far away as Las Vegas and Europe to cater to diplomats with a different take on the meaning of bilateral relations.

New York’s escort business typically increases 20-25% during the United Nations General Assembly week, with per-session charges running as high as $5,000, according to sources.

“Diplomats go crazy because they’re so repressed where they are. They don’t have these girls [in their home countries],” a source told the New York Post.

Another source explained that politicians prefer to keep their sexual exploits discreet, opting for high-end escorts over strip clubs.

“They’re not going to risk Googling ‘escorts,’” the source said. “The part of town they stay in [Midtown] is the hub of the high-end hooker business.”

A source revealed that VIP rooms are booked up for the week, with well-heeled diplomats shelling out anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 in a single night.

“You look around and it’s not the usual crowd of regulars,” the source said.

The escort trade that profits so richly from UN General Assembly week is a sad example of the illicit culture that permeates the world of international diplomacy.