JEDDAH: General Auditing Bureau (GAB) President Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari led GAB’s delegation to the high-level meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi.
The two-day meeting, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in cooperation with INTOSAI — represented by INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), discussed the contributions of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) to the implementation of the objectives of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The meeting also discussed the promotion of inclusiveness in monitoring processes, opportunities and challenges facing SAIs, and mechanisms for improving discussions, exchanging knowledge and dialogue between SAIs and related parties, and their contributions to achieving the UN 2030 agenda.
GAB also explained its views on the role of SAIs in contributing to implementing SDGs.
During the meeting, GAB reviewed the outputs and guidance of the conference held in May in Riyadh, titled “Implementing UN 2030 SDGs: Challenges of the Preparedness Stage,” in which a large number of UN and World Bank experts participated alongside heads of SAIs.
The conference was the ideal platform for opinion and knowledge exchange on how to best support audit institutions at an international level in preparation for implementing SDGs.
GAB’s participation in the meeting reflects its standing in the international organizations of financial auditing and accounting as well as its role in driving global efforts to achieve the UN SDGs.
GAB demonstrated its continuous efforts in monitoring the implementation of SDGs in INTOSAI member states to achieve the UN Vision 2030 and the aspirations of GAB.
GAB’s participation also reflects the importance of effective partnership between GAB and INTOSAI, represented by IDI.
This partnership contributes to building bridges of international cooperation, exchanging information and experience, and driving growth to achieve the UN 2030 agenda.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Al-Mouallimi praised GAB’s efforts in representing the Kingdom in INTOSAI and preserving public funds and rationalizing its uses.