SAI UAE Hosts ASOSAI Meeting on SDG Implementation Efforts
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) hosted the first Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) meeting on using big data analysis in reviewing national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation. The event was held at SAI UAE headquarters in Abu Dhabi and included delegates from 15 SAIs who met to develop strategies and practices in reviewing national performance in implementing the SDGs.
Dr. Harib Saeed Al Amimi, SAI UAE President and Chairman of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), opened the meeting by emphasizing the SAI’s significant role in INTOSAI SDG initiatives. He also stressed a desire to continue sharing knowledge and experiences with SAIs in the region.
The two-day seminar included a presentation from the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, which focused on organizational and national roles in coordinating necessary work for SDG achievement. Workshops highlighting SAI roles, audit methodologies and practices, strategic planning, as well as public information management, allowed participants to formulate proposals, recommendations and best practices.
INTOSAI, UNODC Discuss Synergies, Cooperation in Fighting Corruption
Dr. Margit Kraker, INTOSAI Secretary General and President of the Austrian Court of Auditors, and Dr. Harib Saeed Al Amimi, INTOSAI Chairman and SAI UAE President, met with John Brandolino, Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Division for Treaty Affairs.
The meeting, which took place at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, included a discussion on harnessing synergies and enhancing cooperation, particularly in the fight in against corruption. The two organizations envisage signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the 72nd INTOSAI Governing Board meeting in Moscow later this year.
SAI UAE Participates in Conference on Combating Corruption, Strengthening Integrity
SAI UAE participated in an international conference earlier this year organized by the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority. The conference, dedicated to “Integrity for Development,” brought together global organizations to discuss best practices, promote cooperation and exchange experiences in establishing and cultivating transparency, integrity and anti-corruption initiatives.
The conference included several sessions that highlighted national anti-corruption strategies; successful public sector practices in preventing corruption; the importance of integrity in supporting economic reforms and improving decision-making; transparency and its role in strengthening trust; and monitoring integrity and corruption and the impact these concepts have on achieving the SDGs.