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UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/66/209 on SAI independence

UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/66/209 on SAI independence
On 22 December 2011 the 66th United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution "Promoting the efficiency, accountability, effectiveness and transparency of public administration by strengthening supreme audit institutions". .... more >>

4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea

INTOSAI Chairman Terence Nombembe led the INTOSAI delegation at an event to agree a new global partnership for effective development cooperation, 29 November to 1 December. Mr. Nombembe addressed participants on the importance of strong, independent SAIs for sustainable national development and effective use of public resources, and spoke of the relevance of global partnerships, such as INTOSAI, for development cooperation. .... more >>

62nd INTOSAI Governing Board meeting in Vienna

The 62nd meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board was held in the premises of the Austrian Parliament in Vienna from 27 to 28 October 2011.

In addition to the members of the Governing Board, the meeting was attended by rapporteurs of the INTOSAI Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Project Groups and Task Forces as well as representatives of the General Secretariats of all seven Regional Working Groups, involving altogether more that 70 participants from 29 INTOSAI member countries. .... more >>

Independence Initiative: Major Support by UN Member States

Last Friday (14.10.2011), INTOSAI Secretary General Josef Moser presented a draft UN General Assembly resolution on strengthening SAI independence to diplomats in New York. The Draft will be tabled officially .... more >>

Islamic Development Bank signs INTOSAI-Donor MoU

At a ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2011 the President of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between INTOSAI and the donor community. The Comptroller General of the United States, Mr. Gene Dodaro, World Bank Vice-President, Mr. Joachim von Amsberg, and the co-Chair of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, Mr. Anthony Hegarty, were among the guests at the ceremony. The Islamic Development Bank Group is now the sixteenth development partner organization to join the MoU after its original signing by other fifteen donors in October 2009.

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Secretary General Moser visits China for pre-INCOSAI consultations

INTOSAI Secretary General Dr. Josef Moser visited the SAI of China to discuss the preparations for the INCOSAI in 2013.  On 8 September 2011 the Secretary General met with senior representatives of the Chinese SAI to deliberate the various processes towards the Congress.

On the following day, the Secretary General moreover delivered a lecture at Nanjing Audit University of China. The University, a prestigious institution of higher education in accounting and auditing, also serves as training institution for auditors of the SAI of China. About 22,000 students are enrolled at present. In his lecture, Mr. Moser talked about current challenges for public auditing and the latest developments in INTOSAI, especially regarding the independence of SAIs. As a special honour, the Secretary General was conferred the title of Honorary Professor by Nanjing Audit University President Wang Jiaxin.

21st UN/INTOSAI Symposiums strengthens cooperation between SAIs and citizens

The 21st UN/INTOSAI Symposium on Effective practices of cooperation between supreme audit institutions and citizens to enhance public accountability, jointly organized by the INTOSAI General Secretariat and the United Nations (UN) was held from 13 to 15 July 2011 in Vienna, Austria .... more >>

INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation – Global Call for Proposals for SAI Capacity Development

In July 2011, the World Bank hosted the third INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee meeting in Washington D.C. Several milestones agreements were made, among other the formation of a task force of donors to take forward the establishment of a pooled fund for SAI capacity development, and the launch of a global call for proposals for SAI capacity development .... more >>

ECOSOC Resolution Strengthens SAI Independence

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) passed a resolution which explicitly refers to INTOSAI's Lima and Mexico Declarations .... more >>