As mandated by the General Assembly through its resolutions A/Res/66/209 and A/Res/69/228 on “ Promoting and fostering the efficiency, accountability, effectiveness and transparency of public administration by strengthening supreme audit institutions”, DPADM has been working with The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and its member SAI’s on promoting standard setting and capacity development in public sector external audit.


The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) operates as an umbrella organisation for the external government audit community. For more than 50 years it has provided an institutionalised framework for supreme audit institutions to promote development and transfer of knowledge, improve government auditing worldwide and enhance professional capacities, standing and influence of member SAIs in their respective countries. In keeping with INTOSAI's motto, 'Experientia mutua omnibus prodest', the exchange of experience among INTOSAI members and the findings and insights which result, are a guarantee that government auditing continuously progresses with new developments.


INTOSAI is an autonomous, independent and non-political organisation. It is a non-governmental organisation with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

INTOSAI was founded in 1953 at the initiative of Emilio Fernandez Camus, then President of the SAI of Cuba. At that time, 34 SAIs met for the 1st INTOSAI Congress in Cuba. At present INTOSAI has 191 Full Members and 4 Associated Members.





The UN/INTOSAI seminars are organised by the General Secretariat. The technical programme is designed by the General Secretariat in cooperation with the United Nations.

At the inter-regional level, 24 seminars on government auditing were organized under the auspices of the United Nations:

Click here for the 24th symposium

Click here for all previous symposium reports