Between 23 and 27 September 2019, the Accounts Chamber of Russian Federation hosted the INCOSAI XXIII, the congress of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). This largest international audit forum, which was officially opened by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, was attended also by the delegation of the Slovenian Court of Audit, led by its President Tomaž Vesel.
This year’s Congress in Moscow joined more than 600 representatives from 169 countries, with the two main topics being information technologies for the development of public administration and the role of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the achievement of national priorities and goals. At the same time, the Congress gives the opportunity for direct contacts and talks with other SAIs, since as many as 127 heads of SAIs participated in the meeting. Additionally, there were also the representatives of the United Nations (UN), the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
INCOSAI Congress is organised every 3 years by the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), whose member is also the Slovenian Court of Audit since 1995. INTOSAI is a professional organisation of SAIs which are UN member states or members of UN specialised agencies. It includes 193 full members and 4 international organisations, which are associate members. It is an independent apolitical organisation with a special, consultative status within the United Nations Economic and Social Council.