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15.06.2016

Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine took part in the 44th EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting

 

The Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Mr. Roman Maguta took part in the 44th Governing Board Meeting of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), which was held on 13-14 June 2016 in Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).

 

Participants of the 44th EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting
(13-14 June 2016, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

 

Participants of the event discussed preparation of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan for 2017-2023, EUROSAI Activity Report 2015, progress reports of the EUROSAI Goal Teams, Working Groups and Task Forces. They considered financial issues, as well as justified financial subsidies from the EUROSAI Budget, etc.

The Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Mr. Roman Maguta presented to the Governing Board the Progress Report for 2015-2016 of the EUROSAI Working Group on the Audit of Funds Allocated to Disasters and Catastrophes, chaired by the SAI of Ukraine.

 

The Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Mr. Roman Maguta
during his speech at the 44th EUROSAI Governing Board Meeting
(13 June 2016, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

 

In his speech, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine acquainted the participants of the meeting with main achievements of the mentioned Working Group, results of international events within its framework, as well as presented a plan and priority tasks for a short-term perspective.

The Head of the SAI of Ukraine noticed that modern society demands from national governments introduction of new management methods in order to provide higher efficiency and effectiveness in their struggle against cataclysms.

"Members of our EUROSAI Working Group certainly believe that Supreme Audit Institutions under their status and sphere of activity, should attract more attention of governments and society to the issues of efficiency enhancement in using public funds, allocated to prevention and consequences elimination of natural and man-caused catastrophes", - Mr. Maguta emphasized in his address to the European audit community.

Representatives of foreign SAIs and international organizations were additionally informed about the initiative of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine to conduct international coordinated audits within the WG's framework in the spheres of prevention and consequences elimination of floods, earthquakes, forest fires, waste management and utilization. It is planned that the abovementioned joint audits will be started in 2017 in order to present their preliminary results during the III WG Meeting.

In the framework of efficiency enhancement of joint measures with other regional organizations of INTOSAI, the Governing Board members considered the issue of organizing the ІІІ EUROSAI-ASOSAI Joint Conference in Kyiv in 2017, which will be hosted by the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine. The participants discussed preparation for the mentioned conference, in particular, tentative terms and thematic aspects of this important international event, aimed at establishing effective forum for discussing topical issues of activity of the European and Asian audit communities.

Reference: the Governing Board is a EUROSAI working body, which consists of eight SAIs-members under the chair of the EUROSAI President. The Governing Board meets, at least, once a year (previous 43rd Meeting was held on 10 March 2015 in Helsinki, Republic of Finland).

On 7 September 2015 the EUROSAI Governing Board approved the candidacy of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine as a host of the III EUROSAI-ASOSAI Joint Conference, which will be held in Kyiv in autumn 2017.

 

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