July 10th, 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization has allegedly been sending “sensitive technology” to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and to Iran, if true surely a violation of US law for the US-headquartered United Nations agency, alleges House Foreign Relations chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Says Hillicon Valley:
Ros-Lehtinen said U.N. agencies have “gone out of their way” to flout the sanctions, and called for reform. To that end, the Florida Republican is an author of a bill that would change the U.N.’s funding mechanism
Cutting funding would seem to be a punishment mechanism analogous to the large fines we’ve seen private industry face for similar violations.