You couldn't make this stuff up...
So much for international organizations....
As far as I can deduce, a fellow wrote the Wharton School of Business, as a rep. of the World Trade Organization, and got put on a panel relating to investment in and development of Africa.
He proceeded to give a presentation to the effect that the only hope lay in "full private stewardship of labor." He "acknowledged that the stewardry program was similar in many ways to slavery, but explained that just as "compassionate conservatism" has polished the rough edges on labor relations in industrialized countries, full stewardry, or "compassionate slavery," could be a similar boon to developing ones." He went on to explain that AIDs and other diseases would be wiped out as soon as major companies realized they were killing their possessions.
It says something for conferences of this sort that no one asked questions, and the audience seems to have been unsure whether they were being hoaxed or not. Wharton did eventually figure out it was a leg-pull.
Can anyone here do a good forgery of UN stationary? I'd like to attend a conference on genocide as a UN representative, explaining how it is necessary to keep the victims disarmed because they might kill the aggressors, contribute to civil unrest, and by survival contribute to global warming.