XXI INCOSAI | Conclusion with "Beijing Declaration"
INCOSAI XXI in Beijing was concluded with the adoption of the "Beijing Declaration" on 26 October 2013. The Congress was attended by 591 participants from 154 SAIs, 3 associated members and 22 observers.
In the "Beijing Declaration", the congress participants call in particular for the implementation of the UN Resolution A/66/209 on strengthening the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). They adopted 12 new audit standards and expressed support for the plans to intensify cooperation with the United Nations in the framework of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. ... more >>
XXI INCOSAI | Theme discussions, 60th anniversary of INTOSAI and conferment of the Jörg Kandutsch and Elmar B. Staats Awards
Day 2 of INCOSAI XXI was entirely dedicated to discussions on the two congress themes:
I. National Audit and National Governance
II. The Role of SAIs in Safeguarding Long-Term Sustainability of Finance Policies.
The discussions on Theme I highlighted the fact that SAIs need a comprehensive audit mandate in order to fulfil their tasks. In many areas this is not yet the case, which renders the UN General Assembly Resolution A/66/209 and its call for the implementation of the principles of independence as stipulated in the Lima and Mexico Declarations vital ... more >>
XXI INCOSAI | Inauguration Ceremony and First General Plenary Session
The XXI INCOSAI was inaugurated on 22 October 2013 with the participation of the more than 600 delegates, the Premier Minister of the People’s Republic of China, a UN Under Secretary General , and other high ranking Chinese Governmentnational and international representatives. The INTOSAI Secretary General was the moderator of the inauguration ceremony. ... more >>
25 proposals under the 2011 Global Call for Proposals now in progress
The 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, hosted by the Chinese National Audit Office on 18 and 19 October 2013 in Beijing, China, on the eve of XXI INTOSAI Congress, saw record attendance of 76 INTOSAI and donor representatives. The meeting noted the considerable progress under the 2011 Global Call for Proposals in supporting the capacity development initiatives of SAIs in need of additional support, with more than a doubling of proposals being taken forward since the 2012 meeting, now recording 25 funded or ongoing projects. .... more >>
INTOSAI Secretary General Josef Moser meets UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
INTOSAI and the United Nations join forces to strengthen transparency and accountability to safeguard sustainable development
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met INTOSAI Secretary General Josef Moser for talks on 14 October 2013. On this occasion they agreed on intensifying cooperation to strengthen transparency and accountability .... more >>