24th UN/INTOSAI Symposium
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
End Date/Time:
Friday, June 2, 2017
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
By Invitation
The 24th UN/INTOSAI Symposium on “Digitalization, open data and data mining: Relevance and implications for SAIs’ audit work and for enhancing their contributions to the follow-up and review of the SDGs” will be held from 31 May to 2 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria, at the Vienna International Centre. The Symposium is organized by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) with the support of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

The Symposium will focus on two thematic areas: (i) Open data, digitalization and data mining for sustainable development; and (ii) SAIs’ contribution to reviewing progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will discuss how SAIs can contribute in innovative ways to the review of progress in the implementation of the SDGs, including through the use of data and collaboration with other stakeholders. The Symposium will follow up on the outcomes of the XXII INCOSAI as set out in the Abu Dhabi Declaration (Dec. 2016). Discussions will also highlight the relevance and implications of open data, digitalization and data mining for SAIs’ audit work and contribution to sustainable development by addressing different technical issues such as data mining and fraud investigation and the application of data analytics in audits, among others.

Representatives of UNDESA, INTOSAI, resource persons, participating SAIs as well as stakeholders will share their experiences and knowledge on the relevance and implications of digitalization, open data and data mining for SAIs and on the contribution of SAIs to the SDGs, considering different regional points of view and diverse national realities, levels of development, capacities and priorities.


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