With the participation of leading panelists, on Wednesday, June 10, the Webinar Cycle in times of Covid-19 continued, dealing with the impact of the current pandemic on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

At the beginning of the session, Aránzazu Guillan Montero, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer of the Division of Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the (UNDESA), began his presentation by indicating the impact that the pandemic would have on the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the social control measures declared by the authorities to combat the effects at an economic and social level. In addition, he pointed out the side effects generated by the pandemic that will impact the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as well as the need to take into account the integrality of the agenda and the interdependence of each of the SDGs.

Subsequently, José Oyola, international consultant specialized in the formulation and execution of 3E audits and in the adoption of good internal control practices in government entities, highlighted the need to analyze the control response during the pandemic, the audit work and the adjustments to be made to the audit plans in light of the SDGs.

Continuing with the webinar, Sebastián Gil, Capacity Building Manager for the OLACEFS, of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), who presented on target 12.7 of the 2030 Agenda, the commitment of Supreme Audit Institutions in their support to governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and on the IDI SDG Audit Model (ISAM).

At the end of the session, Matías Cruzado, representative of the OLACEFS’ Committee on Information and Telecommunications Technologies (CTIC), presented the ODS.OLACEFS application, a tool that will facilitate the link of audits with the SDGs and be disseminated among the SAIs and external stakeholders.

For more information below, you can access the presentations and recording of the session:

Presentation by Aránzazu Guillan Montero
Presentation by José Oyola
Presentation by Sebastián Gil
Video on the ODS.OLACEFS Application
ODS.OLACEFS application

For more information about the webinars, as well as the actions carried out by the SAIs, and the COVID-19 Blog, visit the page:

Regional actions in times of COVID-19