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    Re: Plan for UN to run internet 'will be shelved'
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 12 2003, @08:30AM (#12644)
    Did the less rich countries, the ones asking for UN to run Internet ever consider the cost of ITU alternative?

    "Founded in 1865, ITU is the oldest specialized agency of the UN system: 189 Member States, 650 Sector Members, 75 Sector Associates
    Headquarters Geneva, 11 regional offices, 790 staff / 83 nationalities"

    1. http://www.itu.int/council/035/annexebe2.xls
    2. http://www.itu.int/council/035/annexebe11.xls

    Updated Budget 2000-2001 for ITU (the last known) is 332.76 millions CH Francs, i.e. 216.29 m Euros, the part for ITU-T is 29.26 millions CH Francs, i.e. 19.02 m Euros

    Contributions to the Budget 2000-2001 by Member States are 225.80 millions CH Francs, i.e. 146.77 m Euros

    Contribution to the Budget 2000-2001 for ITU-T by other organizations are 23.64 millions CH Francs, i.e. 15.37 m Euros

    The major part of ITU budget goes to the General Secretariat (more than 52%), ITU-T gets circa 19 millions Euros.

    And what ITU's members, developing countries, and individual users get for?

    a. ITU's documents are not public, individual users pay them twice, the first one being a tax contribution in theit countries (to finance ITU's membership)
    b. ITU-T did not succeed to solve peering problems for long distance calls, a disaster for developing countries and especialy individual users

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    F The U.N.
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 13 2003, @03:08AM (#12647)
    Screw the U.N. You really want some dictator in Haiti deciding what Verisign can and cannot do? Wait a minute, that's not such a bad idea!!!!!!!

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