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Abu Dhabi (WAM) ـــ The UAE State Audit Institution has completed all the preparation and procedures to host XXII-INCOSAI at ADNEC during 5th Dec to 11th Dec 2016 to enhance the professional position of for the country in the field of financial audit and anti-corruption in the public sector. 700 participants from 192 country and 15 international organizations will attend the Congress and review working papers presented by 165 SAIs. 

The XXII-INCOSAI agenda includes three plenary sessions of 2 important themes, theme I: How can INTOSAI contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and theme II: What can promote INTOSAI's credibility to become a more prominent international organization? In addition to 8 breakaway sessions.

In a statement to WAM, H.E Hareb Alamimi, President of the UAE SAI, First-Vice Chairman of the INTOSAI and the Chief of the Higher Organizing Committee, said “The unique position of the UAE in the International forums is attributed to its political leadership efforts. This Congress reflects the trust of all SAIs in the professional level that the SAI of the UAE made through its International and regional participations that made SAI UAE competent to host this International event. Thus, the UAE becomes the second Arab country that hosts this Congress after Egypt which hosted this event in 1995.  

He also added that the Congress will provide opportunity for 700 participants of expertise, scientists and researchers in the financial Audit and Anti-corruption field in the public sector. The Congress agenda includes three general plenary sessions about the two main themes, 8 breakaway sessions that reviews the working papers about the themes presented by SAIs and a closing plenary session that will discuss and issue the Abu Dhabi declaration.

H.E also stated that the XXII-INCOSAI will adopt a number of important subjects listed in the in schedule and on top of which is the reformulation of the INTOSAI statutes with an initiative by the SAI of the UAE. Then the INTOSAI  strategic plan for the period from 2017-2022 will be approved, in addition to approving and discussing other issues related to approving professional degrees for auditors and professional capacity building programs in SAIs. 

The President of the UAE SAI emphasized that the most important outcome of this International grouping is passing the INTOSAI presidency to the UAE presented by the SAI during the upcoming phase, this is in addition to an international and strategic initiative led by the SAI of UAE in cooperation with the UN and alliance of number of SAI’s friendly countries to create a joint working group to set an appropriate mechanism to ensure and review implementation of UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   

H.E clarified that the INTOSAI consists of all SAIs of all state members in the UN. Since its establishment, the INTOSAI held a Congress every 3 years that includes all members and International Organizations and professional Institutions representatives.