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Global Call for Proposals 2013

Following the considerable interest in the 2011 Global Call for Proposals, a new round of the Global Call for Proposals was launched at XXI INTOSAI Congress in Beijing in October 2013.

This represents an opportunity for individual SAIs, INTOSAI Regions/Sub-Regions, as well as INTOSAI Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups to express their capacity needs, for potential support from the SAI and donor communities. Eligible applicants are SAIs in ODA eligible countries, the INTOSAI regions and other INTOSAI bodies where the proposal is predominantly for the benefit of SAIs in ODA eligible countries. ... more >>

XXIII OLACEFS General Assembly in Santiago de Chile

The XXIII General Assembly of OLACEFS, which took place in Santiago de Chile, Chile, from 9-12 December 2013 was devoted to the 50th anniversary of OLACEFS.

123 representatives participated at the General Assembly. In addition to almost all OLACEFS members, the SAI of China as chair of INTOSAI, the General Secretariat of INTOSAI, the Director of Strategic Planning, IDI, the International Journal of Government Auditing, the OECD, the Organization of American States (OAS), ... more >>

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 >>

INCOSAI XXI, 21 - 26 October 2013

The website for INCOSAI XXI to be held in Beijing, China in October 2013 is

There has also been arranged a special email account for INCOSAI XXI (incosai2013(AT) to which comments, opinions and requests regarding INCOSAI XXI can be sent directly to the host of the next INTOSAI Congress, the SAI of China.

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 >>

INTOSAI Database of Experts

We are all aware that to master knowledge efficiently helps organizations to achieve their goals and constitutes a huge challenge for new public management, particularly for the Supreme Audit Institutions.

In this sense, in accordance with the Action Plans of the Subcommittee 2: Develop advisory and consulting services, chaired by the SAI Peru; and after the CBC Steering Committee meeting held in Morocco on June 21st, we would .... more >>

Enhanced Partnership between SAIs and the United Nations for Safeguarding Sustainable Development

On 28 May 2013, the Secretary General of INTOSAI, Mr Josef Moser, participated as keynote speaker in the High-Level Panel Discussion on Safeguarding Financing for Sustainable Development, which was organized by UNDESA and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations (UN) in New York. On this occasion he presented, in particular, the prerequisites for and possible contributions by SAIs to sustainable development. .... more >>


The IV EUROSAI – ARABOSAI Conference was held by the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 16 – 18, 2013.

The main topic of this IV EUROSAI - ARABOSAI Conference was "Modern challenges for SAIs Capacity Building" .... more >>

IX Congress of the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions dedicated to the 25th anniversary of CAROSAI

The IX Congress of the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) was held under the motto "Collaboration to Promote Best Practices" in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 18 to 21 March 2013. About 20 heads of Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions participated in this 4-day congress. On this occasion, the chair of CAROSAI passed from Belize to Trinidad and Tobago. .... more >>


From 11 to 15 March 2013 INTOSAIs annual report for the year 2012 was audited at the INTOSAI General Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Auditors from the SAIs of Malaysia and Oman submitted their audit report with unqualified opinion to the General Secretariat for inclusion in the annual report which will be submitted to the Governing Board by the end of April 2013.

22nd UN/INTOSAI Symposium in Vienna in March 2013

The 22nd UN/INTOSAI Symposium was held in the Vienna International Centre from March 5 – 7, 2013, in close cooperation of the INTOSAI General Secretariat with the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). The theme was  "Audit and Advisory by SAIs: Risks and Opportunities, as well as Possibilities for Engaging Citizens". .... more >>