People's Daily Online, Beijing, November 29 (Reporter Qi Zhiming) The reporter learned from the Audit Office today that the 52nd special meeting of the United Nations Audit Committee held in Santiago, the capital of Chile, decided that starting from January 1, 2023, the China Audit Office will audit Chairman Hou Kai serves as the chairman of the United Nations Audit Committee for a term of two years.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the China Audit Office has been deeply involved in the external audit affairs of international organizations. From July 2020, the Auditor-General of the China Audit Office will once again serve as a member of the United Nations Audit Committee, with a term until June 2026. Since taking office, the Audit Office has successfully completed more than 100 audit projects in four categories including the United Nations Secretariat, peacekeeping operations, fund programs and the "Unity" information system, and submitted 22 audit reports to the United Nations General Assembly and others. The quality of the audit reports has been recognized by the United Nations. Highly appraised by relevant parties.
According to reports, after Chief Auditor Hou Kai assumes the chairmanship of the United Nations Audit Committee, he will unite and lead the United Nations Audit Committee to conscientiously perform its duties and missions. Through professional and independent audit work, the United Nations will be promoted to strengthen management, improve performance, increase transparency, strengthen accountability, deepen reform, Improve governance and make positive contributions to promoting the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and jointly promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Founded in 1946, the United Nations Audit Committee is one of the important expert bodies governing the United Nations. UNEP, UNICEF and other institutions and fund programs implement independent audits on their finances and performance, and submit audit reports to the United Nations General Assembly and propose audit rectification suggestions. The Secretary-General of the United Nations is responsible for supervising relevant United Nations units to implement audit rectification requirements. The members of the United Nations Audit Committee are elected by the United Nations General Assembly, and its members are the Auditor-General of the Supreme Audit Institution of the member states of the United Nations or the President of the Court of Audit or officials with corresponding titles.
At present, members of the UN Audit Committee include Hou Kai, Auditor-General of the China Audit Office, Jorge Bermudez, Auditor-General of the Chilean Audit Office, and Pierre Moskovich, President of the French Audit Court. Hou Kai will succeed Jorge Bermudez as chairman of the United Nations Audit Committee on January 1 next year, and his term will end on December 31, 2024.
(Editors in charge: Su Yingxiang, Chang Hong)
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