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United Nations Public Service Forum

The United Nations Public Service Forum 2014 endorses INTOSAI's call for independence and capacity building of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and the improvement of the public accounting system for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

At the recent United Nations Public Service Forum, which was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 23 to 26 June 2014, INTOSAI succeeded in its efforts aiming at strengthening SAIs and improving the public accounting system for the benefit of sustainable development.

Prompted by the initiative of the INTOSAI General Secretariat, the United Nations Public Service Forum included INTOSAI's call for incorporating independence and capacity building of SAIs as well as the improvement of the public accounting system as significant elements of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in its final report.

This was also due to the excellent cooperation between INTOSAI, UN DESA and the World Bank in the framework of the workshop on "Innovation in Public Accountability: The Role of SAIs and Citizens", which was held in parallel and hosted some 40 representatives of SAIs, the United Nations, the World Bank and the civil society. On this occasion, the General Secretariat presented the recent activities of INTOSAI with regard to the cooperation of SAIs with citizens. At the same time it also seized the opportunity to illustrate INTOSAI's position concerning the Post-2015 Development Agenda and invited the participants to encourage this position for the benefit of sustainable development.

Both the workshop as well as the United Nations Public Service Forum with some 1,000 participants from more than 100 countries endorsed INTOSAI's call for including independence and capacity building of SAIs and the improvement of the public accounting system as significant elements in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in order to safeguard sustainable development.

 26 June 2014


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