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23rd UN/INTOSAI Symposium

The 23rd UN/INTOSAI Symposium takes place in Vienna, Austria, from 2-4 March 2015. The theme of the Symposium is “UN Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Role of SAIs and Means of Implementation for Sustainable Development”.

The Symposium focuses on the role of SAIs in carrying out audits in the area of sustainable development as well as the possibilities of SAIs to promote and strengthen sustainable development. The UN Post-2015 Development Agenda as well as the negotiations of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are currently in preparation. The future SDGs will include a focus on the means of implementation of development measures and reflect the need for functioning state institutions. The proposed goal 16 “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” expresses the understanding for the need of state capacities for sustainable development and thereby calls on SAIs to get more involved in development cooperation.

More than 160 representatives of INTOSAI, UNDESA, participating SAIs as well as the representatives of stake holders such as development agencies, donors and parliaments provide their experiences and knowledge on the role and possibilities of SAIs in the context of sustainable development. The Symposium as a worldwide capacity-building training event is therefore a perfect opportunity for heads of SAIs to gain experience and practical insight in this very important and topical issue.

This Symposium is covered by the following social media:

You can follow the Symposium on twitter at the main twitter account: @UNPAN under primary hashtag: #Audit4SustDev and secondary hashtag: #Action2015.

On facebook, you will get details on the Symposium at the UNPAN page: www.facebook.com/pages/UNPAN-United-Nations-Public-Administration-Network/172337338011 under #Audit4SustDev.

04 March 2015


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