INTOSAI 71st GB Meeting Leads to Important Decisions for Future

Roughly 90 delegates from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs)worldwide came together in Moscow, Russia, November 15-16, 2018, for the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) 71st Governing Board meeting. Numerous decisions and approvals were made under the chairmanship of Dr. Harib Al Amimi, including:

  • Creating a Memorandum of Understanding between INTOSAI and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to foster SAI participation in the “State Parties on the UN Convention of Fighting Corruption” conference;
  • Approving the Rules of Procedure for INTOSAI Congress (INCOSAI) XXIII in 2019;
  • Approving the INCOSAI XXIII outcome document (Moscow Declaration) format;
  • Approving INTOSAI Handbooks for Congresses and Governing Board meetings;
  • Postponing the decision on SAI Kosovo’s application for full INTOSAI membership until the 72nd GB Meeting in 2019;
  • Approving the revised Financial Regulations and Rules for INTOSAI;
  • Approving financial resources necessary to relaunch the INTOSAI website;
  • Approving a proof-of-concept exercise for a Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements (FIPP) Technical Support Function (TSF) and adopting the necessary measures. During the first phase, the TSF will work virtually, and a job profile for the collaborators criteria for the TSF host will be elaborated;
  • Creating a section for the work of SAIs with jurisdictional responsibilities in the INTOSAI competency framework for public sector audit professionals;
    Encouraging SAIs to undergo, and actively engage in, SAI Performance Measurement Framework assessments;
  • Transitioning Workstream for Guides and Occasional Papers leadership from SAI United Kingdom to SAI Kenya;
  • Supporting 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;
  • Approving the first INTOSAI Performance and Accountability Report;
  • Recognizing the current development status of the FIPP’s Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025;
  • Creating an interim Task Force on the Impact of Science and Technology on Auditing;
  • Supporting the INTOSAI Development Initiative’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023 for adoption by INCOSAI XXIII;
  • Elaborating on a manual to ensure consistency in content, branding and a clear purpose for all INTOSAI websites;
  • Updating INTOSAI’s communication strategy in light of technological developments, including stakeholder definitions;
  • Following up on the dialogue with the United Nations (UN) and other stakeholders on the SAI independence; and
  • Elaborating on road maps for the INCOSAI XXIII, UN/INTOSAI Symposium 2020, and High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to promote advocacy and more clarity on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) programs within INTOSAI’ strategic vision framework regarding the SDGs.
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