News in Brief

International Journal of Government Auditing – Summer 2017

Portugal

NEW PRESIDENT OF PORTUGUESE COURT OF AUDITORS

 

Photo:  Vitor Caldeira

Vítor Caldeira was appointed President of Tribunal de Contas of Portugal October 2016 by decree of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Mr. Caldeira, who served as the Portuguese member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) since March 2000, held the position of President of the ECA since 2008, following his election for three consecutive terms.

As ECA President, he was responsible for overseeing the institution's work, including establishing and cultivating relations European Union institutions, as well as Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and other international audit organizations. During his tenure, Mr. Caldeira promoted and managed the Court's structural reform and decision-making process, introducing a system of chambers designed to optimize the Court's managemet and served as a member of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Governing Board.

He holds a degree in Law from the University of Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in European Studies from the European Institute of the Faculty of Law at the Classical University of Lisbon.

 

ORGANIZATION OF SUPREME AUDIT INSTITUTIONS FROM PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COUNTRIES HOSTS SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR

 

The Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) from Portuguese Speaking Countries (OISC/CPLP) will host a seminar on "The Role of Court of Auditors Related to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)." in Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, September 15, 2017.

The seminar, scheduled to take place in Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, September 15, 2017, was developed following the Abu Dhabi Declaration endorsed at the XXII INCOSAI, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The seminar recognizes the importance of SDGs taking into account the OISC/CPLP strategic plan and an upcoming coordinated OISC/CPLP audit focusing on the 17 SDGs.

OISC/CPLP member SAIs are:

  • Angola
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Timor and Macau