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71st Meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board in Moscow, Russian Federation

Upon the invitation of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation the 71st INTOSAI Governing Board meeting took place in Moscow with around 90 participants on November 15 and 16, 2018.

The following list presents the most important decisions taken by the Governing Board on the occasion of its 71st meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Harib Al Amimi:

  • Creation of a Memorandum of Understanding between INTOSAI and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to foster the participation of SAIs in the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption
  • Approval of the Rules of Procedure for INCOSAI XXIII in 2019
  • Approval of the format of the outcome document of INCOSAI XXIII – the Moscow Declaration
  • Approval of the INTOSAI Handbooks for Congresses and Governing Board Meetings
  • Postponement of the decision regarding the application for full membership in INTOSAI of the SAI of Kosovo until the 72nd GB Meeting in 2019
  • Approval of revised Financial Regulations and Rules for INTOSAI
  • Approval of the necessary financial resources for the relaunch of the INTOSAI website
  • Approval of a proof of concept exercise for a Technical Support Function (TSF) of the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements (FIPP) and the adoption of the necessary measures. The TSF will, in a first phase, work virtually and a job profile for the collaborators and the criteria for the host of the TSF will be elaborated
  • Creation of a section for the work of SAIs with jurisdictional responsibilities in the INTOSAI competency framework for public sector audit professionals
  • Encouragement of SAIs to undergo SAI PMF assessments and to engage actively in such an assessment
  • Transition of the leadership in the Workstream for Guides and Occasional Papers, from the SAI UK to the SAI Kenya
  • Support of the draft guide on Developing Pathways for the Professional Development of Auditors in a SAI, aimed at utilizing the INTOSAI competency framework to develop public sector audit professionals in the most context-appropriate way, including the recently completed global research results
  • Approval of the first INTOSAI Performance and Accountability Report
  • Recognition of the current status of the development of the Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025 of the FIPP
  • Creation of an interim Task Force on the Impact of Science and Technology on Auditing
  • Support for the IDI Strategic Plan 2019-2023 for adoption by INCOSAI XXIII
  • Elaboration of a manual for ensuring consistency in content, branding and a clear purpose for all INTOSAI websites
  • Updating the communication strategy in the light of technological developments including stakeholder definitions
  • Follow-up on the dialogue with the United Nations and other stakeholders on the Independence of SAIs
  • Elaboration of a roadmap for INCOSAI XXIII, UN/INTOSAI Symposium 2020 and HLPF to promote advocacy and more clarity on the SDG programs within the framework of the INTOSAI strategic vision regarding the SDGs.
21 November 2018


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