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ITU getting serious about botnets

ITU getting serious about botnets

Posted Nov 29, 2007 14:07 UTC (Thu) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183)
In reply to: ITU getting serious about botnets by brouhaha
Parent article: ITU getting serious about botnets

There are lots of institutions that are part of the UN that many people might not immediately
recognise as such like the WHO (got rid of smallpox and polio), the ITU, The World Bank, the
IMF and many others. Like it or not, it's about the only way to get anything done in this
world without being tied to a country or region.

It's a framework which we have that mostly works with not much in the way of alternatives, so
lets use it and fix the problems as they arise.

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ITU getting serious about botnets

Posted Nov 29, 2007 20:26 UTC (Thu) by brouhaha (subscriber, #1698) [Link]

Poor choice of examples. The IMF and World Bank have not solved any problems and have in fact caused much worse problems than they've tried to solve; aid from the IMF and World Bank is almost always tied to requirements of policy changes that prove disastrous in the long run, and cuase the countries receiving the aid to need even more aid later.

The benefit of the ITU is questionable at best. I've worked for a company involved in ITU matters, so I've seen the sausage factory in operation.

I don't know enough about the history of the WHO, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

In general, expecting the UN to solve problems is not a good bet. It's more likely to exacerbate problems and create new problems.

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