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The Secretary-General said he was deeply saddened by the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh in the Central African Republic when their convoy was hit by an explosive ordnance while on patrol in the evening. One critically injured peacekeeper is in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

In Uganda, the United Nations is supporting authorities to tackle the impacts of climate change and restore degraded forest lands. In the north-eastern region of Karamoja, which is affected by climate change-induced drought and food insecurity, the Organization has helped rehabilitate 122 hectares of land.


The General Assembly established the United Nations Board of Auditors in 1946 as an important mechanism to promote accountability and transparency in the United Nations. The Board performs external audit of the accounts of the United Nations organization and its funds and programmes and reports its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly through the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) as also to individual governing bodies not under the General Assembly. The members of the Board have collective responsibility for the audits and approved 23 reports at their regular session at United Nations Headquarters, New York, and remotely from Santiago, Bonn, Beijing and Paris from 20—21 July 2022 (refer to annex).


​​​​​​​The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its fifty-ninth session from 20-22 July 2022 under a hybrid format at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The session was presided over by the Chair, Janet St. Laurent.  All the other members of the Committee, namely Dorothy Bradley, Anton Kosyanenko and Imran Vanker, were in attendance throughout the session, with the exception of Agus Pramono (Vice-Chair), who attended on the last day.