News from United Arab Emirates
Global Audit Leadership Forum
Dr. Harib Saeed Al-Amimi, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) and Chairman of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), headed the UAE delegation at the 6th Global Audit Leadership Forum (GALF).
During the two-day event organized by the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (CNAO) in Shanghai, delegates discussed topics related to environmental auditing, big data and big data auditing, including planning, quality control, data management and software development. Improving public accountability through environmental auditing was also
The GALF, held annually to discuss auditing in a global context, provides a forum for strengthening relationships, enhancing cooperation, and sharing knowledge and experiences among SAIs from different countries.
United Nations Convention Against Corruption
The Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) represented the nation as part of the Conference of the State Parties (CoSP) Implementation Review Group in Vienna, Austria, May 27-31, 2019.
The event, held at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), included robust discussions on the implementation review mechanism, technical assistance, and financial and budgetary matters.
During the week-long event, SAI UAE participated in the 13th Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Asset Recovery meeting, which highlighted dialogue on progress in implementing competencies, strengthening practical aspects, identifying challenges, sharing best practices, improving communication and coordination, and enhancing technical assistance and capacity building.
The event also included the 8th international governmental experts meeting, where attendees shared experiences, lessons learned, challenges and innovative solutions in fighting corruption.
Dr. Harib Saeed Al Amimi, SAI UAE President and International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Chairman, stressed the importance of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), noting SAI UAE’s steadfast work in implementing and reviewing anti-corruption initiatives.
“The UAE’s implementation of the convention’s provisions was reviewed in 2013, and the convention’s governmental experts commended leadership’s dedication to fighting all forms of corruption, which causes severe damages, disrupts development projects and undermines the rule of law.”
Dr. Harib Saeed Al-Amimi, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) and Chairman of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), led a delegation contributing to the 2nd International Anti-Corruption Team of Large Quantities of Assets Derived from Corruption meeting in Oslo, Norway, June 12-14, 2019.
The agenda included reviewing best practices, sharing successful experiences, working toward implementing mechanisms to better identify corrupt activity, and enhancing cooperation,
“The damage caused by corruption represents the greatest threat to international peace and security, particularly as funds derived from corruption fuels conflict and disruption sustainable development,” stressed Al-Amimi.
He also emphasized the importance of international synergies in fighting corruption and preventing damages potentially affecting resources in such a way that negatively impacts citizens’ health and well-being.
Al-Amimi noted the UAE’s progressive approach in implementing an anti-corruption legislative system; enacting laws deigned to pursue criminal activity; and activating international communication and cooperation to improve anti-corruption efforts.
The UAE will host the 8th United Nations Convention Against Corruption Conference of the States Parties in Abu Dhabi later this year.