| Delegation from SAC attended the XXII INCOSAI |
| 2016/12/25 |
| Delegation of the Supreme Audit Court of Islamic Republic of Iran participated in the XXII Congress of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 6-11 Dec. 2016. A three member delegation headed by Dr. Adel Azar, President of Supreme Audit Court of Islamic Republic of Iran accompanied by Mr. Kiumars Davoudi, Vice President , Technical and Auditing of Social and Public Affairs and Mr. Morteza Asadi, Deputy Director General, Public Relations and int'l Affairs attened the 22nd Congress of INTOSAI, which is held every three years and gathers all its members. |
At the meeting INTOSAI members discussed two key subjects. First, they debated "How INTOSAI can contribute to the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development" including the improvement of good governance and counteracting corruption. Secondly, INTOSAI wants to professionalize its activity and improve credibility of the Organization and its members. The Congress was supposed to adopt the new Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 and authorize its new Chairman - Dr. Harib Alamimi, head of the State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates.
The Congress also passed the Abu Dhabi Declaration which focuses on creating a global public voice for the improvement of public auditing, implementation of ISSAIs , enhancement of professionalism and commitment to the implementation of UN SDGs.
Noteworthy to mention that INTOSAI was founded in 1953 as a non-governmental organization with a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The organization supports its members in fulfilling their function, which is to audit the public sector. INTOSAI implements its mission mainly by means of information and experience exchange, in compliance with the motto: "Mutual experience benefits all". Currently INTOSAI associates 192 members: Supreme Audit Institutions, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and four associate members (the World Bank, Institute of Internal Auditors - the IIA, Organization of SAIs of Portuguese Speaking Countries and the Association of SAIs of French Speaking Countries). SAC has been a member of INTOSAI since 1964.