On 28-30 June 2021, the 25th edition of the INTOSAI / UN Symposium took place in virtual format
Since 1971, the UN/INTOSAI Symposia have been held to provide capacity building for SAIs and have contributed to share experiences and information in all fields of public sector auditing.
This year, the Symposium focused on the theme "Working during and after the pandemic: building on the experience of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) for strengthening effective institutions and achieving sustainable societies ".
The symposium was attended by representatives of numerous Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), the United Nations, the ECA, the World Bank, and international institutions.
Participants shared the lessons learned from the pandemic crisis and underlined the importance of cooperation among SAIs to ensure transparency and accountability in Covid-19 responses.
The Corte dei conti actively contributed to the Symposium with a Statement under the sub-theme "Resilient accountability systems and institutions in the aftermath of COVID-19”.
This Statement underlined the importance of the prompt reaction of Supreme Audit Institutions to cope with the crisis and their support to the Governments response mechanisms ensuring transparency, accountability and high standards of integrity.
The Statement also pointed out the different phases of institutional resilience: reactive resilience to mitigate the impact of a shock and recovery resilience to recover from a shock. In this regard, our representative reported the Italian experience of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and highlighted the role of Corte dei conti is going to play to ensure the most efficient use of the huge amount of resources allocated as well as to prevent and combat corruption, fraud, conflicts of interest, etc. Moreover, a positive scenario regarding Italian macroeconomic projections for the next three years have been presented.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the United Chambers for Jurisdiction and Judge Head of the International Affairs Office.