Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in XXII INCOSAI
Add date: 2016-12-29
The delegation of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated at INCOSAI XXII held on December 5-11, 2016 at Abu-Dhabi, UAE hosted by UAE SAI. It should be noted that this Congress or INCOSAI is the supreme body composing all INTOSAI member SAIs and held once every three years.
INCOSAI XXII started its work as defined with agenda approved after ceremonial opening and including the General Secretariat of INTOSAI (Austrian SAI) the reports of the leading institutions, also the joint reports of Ghana and Oman SAIs on behalf of the Audit Committee were listened and approved. Later on the head of Government Accountability Office of USA submitted INTOSAI Strategic Plan for 2017-2022. During the next six years the plan defining prioritized development directions was approved at the plenary session of the Congress. As the next agenda issues the reports of INTOSAI regional working groups (AFROSAI, ARABOSAI, ASOSAI, CAROSAI, EUROSAI, OLACEFS and PASAI) were submitted with this the first plenary meeting concluded its work.
The second plenary session of the congress started with the reports of institutions of INTOSAI responsible for main strategic goals – Professional Standards Committee (Goal 1), Capacity Building Committee (Goal 2) and Knowledge Sharing Committee (Goal 3). In addition, the Knowledge Sharing Committee the Working Groups operating on these strategic direction, also the Working Group on Procurement Audit the last meeting of which held in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 2016 and hosted by the Chamber of Accounts of Azerbaijan made speeches at the Congress. Generally, each Committee at the end of its report made speech with multiple proposals. However the issues as approval of INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements Framework, transition to approval new international standards, approval of new international standards, some of them which has lost the effect played an important role for INTOSAI community.
During the Congress the group discussions were held on two topics which were approved after XXII INCOSAI plenary sessions. The SAIs of Saudi Arabia and UAE were appointed as chairs and moderators on the topic ‘UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda’ and the SAI of New Zealand as the chair and moderator on the topic of ‘Professionalization’. The delegation of the Chamber of Accounts actively participated on the discussions related with two both topics.
At the last, 3rd plenary session of the Congress the Abu-Dhabi Declaration was approved as the document comprising all agreements and the results of group discussions reached with voting process at this eminent event. Following the speeches of high level representatives of invited institutions at XXII INCOSAI (UN, Internal Auditors Institute, Economic Cooperation and Development Organization) the XXII INCOSAI finalized its work with pronouncement of the UAE SAI as the Chair of INTOSAI following the SAI of China and Russian SAI as the next Congress hosting institution.