On Thursday, November 2, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile was elected as a new member of the Board of Auditors of the United Nations, through a vote held by the Fifth Committee during the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.
After more than 40 years, an OLACEFS SAI will take on this important role in the United Nations. This is in recognition of the work that the region is doing on a global level, which has already been recognized by INTOSAI and today reached its culmination in the largest international arena. Notably, the choice of Chile had the unreserved support of all the countries in the region.
The UN Board of Auditors was created in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly, to check the organization’s accounts, funds and programs. It is made up of the Comptroller General’s Offices and Courts of Auditors of three member countries, whose mandate lasts six years. It is currently made up of the Federal Court of Auditors of Germany, the Comptroller General’s Office of India and the Comptroller General’s Office of Tanzania, whose mandate ends on June 30, 2018, with the Office of the Comptroller General of Chile taking over from July 2018.
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