The Jakarta Post
Officials from 11 supreme audit institutions from across the globe are gathering in Bali from Wednesday to Friday to discuss and share ideas on the roles of such institutions to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The 9th meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) committee on knowledge sharing and knowledge service kicked off in Kuta and is being attended by 25 supreme auditors from 11 countries.
The Bali meeting is also being held to discuss the 2017–2022 INTOSAI Strategic Plan. Indonesia's Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) is currently the chair of INTOSAI'a Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA).
"This meeting is being held to discuss the latest development of our work plan to achieve the sustainable development goals," BPK Chairman Moermahadi Soerdja Djanegara said.
Participants of the 9th meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) committee on knowledge sharing and knowledge service pose during a group photo session in Bali, Aug. 23, 2017. (Courtesy of/Supreme Audit Agency (BPK))
He said the SDGs, which UN Member States jointly committed themselves to in September 2015, are comprised of 17 goals that provide ambitious and long-term action plans for people across the planet.
"Our role as supreme audit institutions is to support the SDGs. I hope this meeting will reach its objective, and also fulfill our expectations of further integrating the public sector to the benefit of our communities and to the global community," Moermahadi said. (bbs)