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New Resolution on strengthening SAIs adopted by the UN General Assembly

On 19 December 2014, the 69th United Nations General Assembly took a new, essential step to strengthen Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs): following the Resolution A 66/209 of 2011, it adopted the Resolution "Promoting and fostering the efficiency, accountability, effectiveness and transparency of public administration by strengthening supreme audit institutions" and once again highlighted the importance of SAI independence ... more >>

XXIV OLACEFS General Assembly in Cusco

The XXIV OLACEFS General Assembly, which saw a record participation of some 200 delegates, took place in Cusco, Peru, from 24 to 28 November 2014.

The General Assembly revolved around the following technical subjects, which were introduced with general introductory/keynote speeches and then discussed in smaller groups ... more >>

66th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting in Vienna

A total of 85 representatives from 29 different SAIs and countries participated in the 66th meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board held at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria, from 6 to 7 November 2014.

The future strategic orientation and governance of INTOSAI, balancing the INTOSAI budget by different measures ... more >>

1st meeting of the FAC Task Force on Strategic Planning in Vienna

The INTOSAI Task Force on Strategic Planning held its second meeting and first in-person meeting on 5 November 2014 at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria. Over 40 individuals representing 22 SAIs and the INTOSAI Secretariat participated.

The Task Force reviewed the progress that had been made to-date in identifying key strategic themes that need to be considered in the context of the next plan ... more >>

13th AFROSAI General Assembly in Sharm El Sheikh

The 13th AFROSAI General Assembly, to which 39 SAIs with more than 110 representatives of the Regional Working Group were invited, was held from 27 to 29 October in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Also represented were partner organisations such as the African Union Commission, the West African Economic and Monetary Union, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), IDI and the INTOSAI General Secretariat in its capacity as observer. ... more >>

Meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board and the
Task Force on Strategic Planning

The first meeting of the INTOSAI Task Force on Strategic Planning and the 66th meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board will be held at the Vienna International Centre, in Vienna, Austria, on 5 November 2014 and on 6 to 7 November 2014 respectively.

The Task Force, which prepares the new Strategic Plan for the period 2017-22 under consideration of the results of the survey conducted among all INTOSAI members and external stakeholders, works according to the motto of maximum inclusiveness and integration of all members. This first meeting shall pave the way for a first concrete draft.

Some of the main themes of this 66th Governing Board meeting will concern the selection of themes for INCOSAI XXII in 2016, the commitment of SAIs and INTOSAI in the framework of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda, the future of the INTOSAI standard-setting process or a possible INTOSAI certification/accreditation.

II ASOSAI-EUROSAI Joint Conference in Moscow

The II ASOSAI-EUROSAI Joint Conference was held in Moscow from 25 to 26 September at the invitation of the Russian Federation. As this conference was combined with the Governing Board Meeting of ASOSAI, only Governing Board members and permanent observers of ASOSAI and EUROSAI were invited. ... more >>

INTOSAI Secretary General calls for independence of and capacity building for Supreme Audit Institutions and the improvement of the public accounting system to be included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On the occasion of the most recent ECOSOC High Level Political Forum on sustainable development (7 and 8 July 2014) and the Development Cooperation Forum (10 and 11 July 2014) at the United Nations Headquarters, the Secretary General of INTOSAI, Mr. Josef Moser, held two presentations, which attained significant attention and in which he once again called for independence of and capacity building for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) as well as an improved public accounting system to be included as essential elements of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. ... more >>

United Nations Public Service Forum

The United Nations Public Service Forum 2014 endorses INTOSAI's call for independence and capacity building of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and the improvement of the public accounting system for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. ... more >>

IX EUROSAI Congress in The Hague

Innovation was the overall motto of the IX EUROSAI Congress, which was celebrated from 15 – 19 June 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. The aim was to motivate SAIs to act in a future oriented way as well as being open to innovative developments like open data. ... more >>

INTOSAI Strategic Planning Efforts Underway

The INTOSAI Task Force on Strategic Planning's efforts are well underway to developing INTOSAI's strategic plan for the period 2017-2022. An integral part of this work is to ensure that all INTOSAI members have an opportunity to provide input and review and comment on the strategic plan as it is being developed. This approach is consistent with strategic planning methods used by many public and private organizations. ... more >>

UN Committee of Experts calls for strengthening the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions

The UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) calls for strengthening the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) as an element of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Prompted by the INTOSAI General Secretariat, the experts on public administration demanded the strengthening of SAI independence at their most recent meeting, which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 7 to 11 April 2014. ... more >>

INTOSAI Audit

From 3 to 7 March 2014 INTOSAIs financial statements for the year 2013 were audited at the INTOSAI General Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Auditors from the SAIs of Oman and Ghana 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 2014.

INTOSAI intensifies cooperation with IPU

INTOSAI intensifies its cooperation with IPU, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in particular in the framework of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda. This decision was taken by INTOSAI Secretary General Josef Moser and IPU Secretary General Anders B. Johnsson at a meeting in Geneva on 27 February 2014. ... more >>