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Independent Audit Advisory Committee Holds Fifty-Seventh Session, 16-18 February

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its fifty-seventh session from 16 to 18 February 2022.  Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, the meetings were held virtually.  The session was presided over by the Chair, Janet St. Laurent.  All the other members of the Committee — namely, Agus Pramono (Vice-Chair), Dorothy Bradley, Anton Kosyanenko and Imran Vanker — were in attendance.

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee’s deliberations included the consideration of the Committee’s report on the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) support account budget for peacekeeping operations for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

The Committee’s deliberations also included meetings with, inter alia:

  1. Fatoumata Ndiaye, Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, and with senior managers regarding a wide range of matters, including (i) the status of vacant posts; (ii) utilization of the peacekeeping budget; (iii) the status of the peacekeeping workplan implementation; (iv) the final budget proposal under the support account for peacekeeping operations for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023, and the capacity gap analysis for IAD, IED and ID; (v) the main highlights of the OIOS 2023 programme budget proposal; and (vi) the significant findings from the cybersecurity audits and review that OIOS conducted in 2021.
  2. Chandramouli Ramanathan, Assistant Secretary-General, Controller, on (i) the final support account budget of OIOS; (ii) a preliminary overview of the proposed programme budget for 2023; (iii) the major decisions of the General Assembly during the main part of the seventy-sixth session; and (iv) the financial situation.
  3. Bernardo Mariano Junior, Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), on (i) cybersecurity risk in the context of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Network of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM); (ii) the Secretary-General’s data strategy; and, (iii) further discussion on the High-Level Committee on Management’s data cube.

The next (fifty-eighth) session of IAAC is scheduled for 19‑21 April 2022.  The venue and/or mode of the session will be determined at a later date.

For further information on the work of IAAC, please see the Committee’s website at www.un.org/ga/iaac or contact the Committee’s Executive Secretary, Moses Bamuwamye, at e-mail: bamuwamye@un.org; tel.: +1 212 963 0788.

For information media. Not an official record.