| The SAC delegation headed by Mr. Kiumars Davoodi, Vice President, accompanied by Mr. Ehsan Haji Bagheri, International Relations Expert, attended the 17th Assembly meeting of INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WG17) in Jakarta, Indonesia from 24 to 27 October 2016. |
Over 100 participants from more than 40 countries attended the above-mentioned meeting.
Being one of the most important working groups of INTOSAI, with more than 70 members, WGEA offered this year, to all participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences on the important issues related to Environmental Auditing including SDGs and Environmental Sustainability, MEAs and Current Issues, and also approving the next work plan for 2017‐19. During the same meeting, different parallel sessions were held in which SAI Iran's country paper regarding "Assessment of Large Environmental Audit Projects" was presented.
Besides the Assembly meeting, the Iranian delegation held some bilateral meetings with BPK's officials regarding strengthening cooperations between the two SAIs.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA), under the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), aims to improve the use of audit mandate and audit instruments in the field of environmental protection policies, by both members of the Working Group and non-member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Joint auditing by SAIs of cross border environmental issues and policies, and the audit of international environmental accords, has the Working Group's special attention.