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Anti-graft framework: CAG to audit UN bodies

NEW DELHI: Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi as head of the UN board of Auditors chaired the board’s meeting at Rome recently and decided to Audit UN bodies for its implementation of anti-fraud and anticorruption framework in various UN organisations and the use of consultants in the UN secretariat, besides the safety and security measures adopted.

The 58th meeting of the panel of external auditors of the UN at Rome decided to audit hiring of consultants by various UN agencies, the expenditure incurred and the efficacy of such engagements.

The CAG also informed the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres of the audits planned at a separate meeting in New York on December 7. The audit subjects decided by the CAG is intended to “add value to the UN System and aid greater accountability and effectiveness” in the UN, a CAG press note said.

The meeting of the panel of external auditors of the UN was held from 30 November to 1 December in Rome. The panel consists of the auditors general of 11 countries and meets annually to develop a consistent audit approach. Mehrishi also met with other members of the UN advisory and budgetary committees during his New York visit.

These two committees are important oversight bodies of the UN system which deliberate on the work of the board of auditors and recommend action to the UN general assembly.

Source : timesofindia



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