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In Memoriam of Saskia J. Stuiveling
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In Memoriam of Saskia J. Stuiveling

S.J. Stuiveling, former President of the Netherlands Court of Audit passed away April 20, 2017, at the age of 71. A member of the Netherlands Court of Audit from 1984 to 2015, she held the esteemed position as its President for the last 16 years of her career. Saskia, as she was known, was preceded by her reputation when she was appointed to the Court of Audit’s Board...

EUROSAI Congress Focuses on ISSAI Use, Enhancement
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EUROSAI Congress Focuses on ISSAI Use, Enhancement

The Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA) hosted the 10th European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, May 22-25, 2017. This year’s congressional theme—"Implementation of International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs): Challenges and Solutions for Improvement"—geared participants toward discovering ways ISSAIs can be enhanced to best serve...

“Updates Available” on YES Event
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“Updates Available” on YES Event

A few years ago, a great idea arose in the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), an idea that proved a perfect match for young staff of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), an idea that led to the realization of two extremely successful events—Young EUROSAI (YES) Conferences. The National Audit Office of Estonia’s young staff continues the legacy of YES success...

Symposium Highlights Big Data and Sustainability
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Symposium Highlights Big Data and Sustainability

"Audit is our business. Information is our oxygen." These words, offered by Mr. Wesley Vaz Silva from the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Brazil, capture the essence of the 24th United Nations (UN)/International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Symposium held in Vienna, Austria, May 31-June 2, 2017. Roughly 150 delegates from more than 70 SAIs and international institutions, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs...

EUROSAI TF on Municipality Audit Holds Inaugural Meeting
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EUROSAI TF on Municipality Audit Holds Inaugural Meeting

The European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Task Force on Municipality Audit (EUROSAI TFMA) had its kick-off meeting April 11-12, 2017, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Forty-nine representatives from SAIs representing 25 EUROSAI countries assembled to build the foundation for task force future work. During the inaugural meeting, the Working Program 2017-2020 was discussed and approved, which encompassed planning activities, sharing responsibilities, establishing deadlines and defining strategic goals...

PSC Passes Baton, Aims for Ambitious Program
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PSC Passes Baton, Aims for Ambitious Program

The incoming chair and vice-chair of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC), the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU—SAI Brazil) and the European Court of Auditors (ECA—SAI European Union) took the baton from the outgoing chair (Rigsrevisionen—SAI Denmark) during the INTOSAI Congress in December, and they have plans for an ambitious program...

ASOSAI, AFROSAI Sign Memorandum of Understanding
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ASOSAI, AFROSAI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the XXII Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ASOSAI and AFROSAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that launches an outline to initiate, develop and follow-up on standardized cooperation through a systematized and regular cooperation mechanism. Through this MoU, both organizations will facilitate the enhancement of professional capacities to improve auditing by...