It seems our "friends" in Turtle Bay have decided they want control over the internet.
At issue for the group is who runs the internet and how it can better serve the world. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has long pressed industry, government and private interest groups to ensure that people in poor nations have greater access to the internet.
Among the governance options put forward by the group were a continuation of the current system, creation of a world body to address public policy issues stemming from the work of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) and creation of a body to address a broader range of public policy issues. The fourth option is to create three bodies, one to address policy issues, one for oversight and one for global coordination.
It's bad enough we have our own government trying to regulate what we can or cannot do or say on the internet, but the UN's track record of "governance" is even worse. I forget who said it, but someone once said "Giving the UN control over anything is like giving a drunk teenager the keys to your Porsche. It can only lead to disaster."
I tend to agree with that sentiment.