Thursday, March 09, 2006

Update on UN Reform

In an update to my previous post about UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's proposal to reform the UN, the staff of the UN today voted no-confidence in Annan's leadership. Why? Because Annan's proposals threaten their jobs, by suggesting streamlining bureaucracies, outsourcing jobs, and other techniques intended to improve performance. One can never fault people for defending and protecting their own personal interests, and the vote has no effect on Annan's tenure or ability to carry out these reforms. But when only 2 out of 500 employees oppose the motion, you have to question the competence and capability of these UN employees.

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