| The Paris Declaration on Jurisdictional SAIs was signed by Supreme Audit Court of I. R. Iran |
| 2016/12/26 |
On December 9th 2016, on the sidelines of INCOSAI XXII, the signing ceremony of the Paris Declaration took place. This ratification formalizes the establishment of the forum of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) with jurisdictional functions. 21 members and 3 observers at the level of heads of SAIs attended this major event.
Attending the same ceremony, Dr. Adel Azar, President of Supreme Audit Court of Islamic Republic of Iran signed the Paris declaration along with other 21 member SAIs.
The Declaration of Paris defines the identity of the SAIs with jurisdictional functions and lists the values that characterize them. It also commits them to an action plan. Their identity consists in the commitment of jurisdictional SAIs to the great principles of independence, cooperation and objectivity. These principles are then combined with impartiality, transparency and accountability which by themselves will lead to the proper use of public budget and accordingly the prevention of mismanagement is better assured. This declaration is the first step of a process that shall lead to a better recognition of jurisdictional SAIs by the international community.
The agenda for 2017-2019 of the same forum is structured around the following objective: to submit an official text standardizing the jurisdictional control activities during the 2019 INCOSAI XXIII following the model of the standards already adopted for financial, compliance and performance audit.