Many of the most objectionable activities of the UN originate in radical Third World nations. The New World Information Order, which strengthens governments' control of media, was such an initiative. So are many of the anti-business, anti-growth, redistributive and regulatory schemes of the New International Economic Order. Extravagant spending, inefficient administrative practices and irresponsible budgetary processes also often originate from radical Third World states, whose poverty exempts them from paying their share of the resultant funding obligations. The construction of a $63 million conference centre in Ethiopia at the time of the famine in that area is such an example.