Side activities of the State Audit Office of Viet Nam at the Symposium on Climate Change co-organised by the United Nations and the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions

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( – On the sideline of the 26th symposium co-organised by the United Nations (UN) and the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) in Vienna, Austria, Deputy Auditor-General Nguyen Tuan Anh had bilateral talks with other SAIs to cultivate their support for its nomination for an ASOSAI Audit Committee member post in the period of 2024-2027; had a meeting with the representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to discuss the experience in corruption prevention and combat.

As an active and responsible player in the international auditing community; in continuation of the success of the ASOSAI Chairmanship for 2018-2021 and an ASOSAI Governing Board member in 3 consecutive terms (2015-2024), SAV nominates itself as a member of the ASOSAI Audit Committee in the period of 2024-2027 with the aim of enhancing its international integration capacity for the staff and auditors, improving its image and voice in the regional and international audit community.

On the occasion of the visit to Vienna, Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh had bilateral talks with SAIs of Indonesia, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives to seek their support for the SAV’s afore-mentioned nomination. He thanked their great support for the SAV’s hosting of the 14th ASOSAI Assembly and assuming of the ASOSAI Chairmanship for 2018-2021, acknowledging their active contributions to the ASOSAI development course.


Given the close relationship between SAV and the 3 SAIs in the bilateral and multilateral cooperation framework, SAV wished to continue receiving their enormous support for its nomination for an ASOSAI Audit Committee member post in the period of 2024-2027 that would be voted and adopted at the 16th ASOSAI Assembly to be held in September 2024 in India. The 3 SAIs appreciated the achievements that SAV has gained during the last ASOSAI Chairmanship and basically agreed to support SAV in its afore-mentioned effort.

Within the visit, the Deputy Auditor-General also had a meeting with the representative of the UNODC to exchange the corruption prevention and combat-related experience and explore future cooperation possibilities.

In introduction of the operation of SAV with respect to forensic audit, corruption prevention and combat, Anh affirmed that SAV has sufficient legal basis and mandate to conduct audits of cases with sign of corruption as regulated in the Law on Corruption Prevention and Combat and the State Audit Law. Increasing the effectiveness of audits of the critical issues such as the state budget management and direction, those exposed to risks of corruption and waste and the key national issues is set as one of the centered goals in the SAV Development Strategy by 2030.

Mr. Deputy Auditor-General expressed desire that the two organisations would enhance the future cooperation through exchange and sharing of the international researches and publications of UNODC in the field of corruption prevention and combat; proposed that UNODC suggested activities to which SAV could make active contributions for the sake of the UNODC in particular and the UN in general.

Ms. Brigitte Strobel - Shaw, Chief of Corruption and Economic Crime Branch conveyed the positive support for the SAV’s commitment to the Government’s efforts to implement Resolution No. 168/NQ-CP dated October 11, 2023 on the National Strategy of Corruption and Negativity Prevention and Combat by 2030.

As the watchdog of the UN, UNODC provides technical assistance, researches and support for the member countries to develop and implement comprehensive solutions in diverse areas, including anti-corruption. UNODC is willing to share to SAV its applicable guidelines in respect of the risk management and corruption prevention and combat, she said.

Ms. Brigitte Strobel - Shaw suggested that promoting cooperation with SAV would rest with the UNODC representative office in the Southeast Asia based in Bangkok, Thailand, and expressed wish that the cooperation between the two sides would be developed within INTOSAI’s multilateral frameworks on corruption prevention and combat./.

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