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Mandate, Panel Members and Organizations Audited


The Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations, the Specialized Agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency was  established by the General Assembly Resolution 1438 (XIV) of 5 December 1959. It is made up of: (a) the members of the United Nations Board of Auditors; and (b) the external auditors of the Specialized Agencies of the United Nations and of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The main objectives of the Panel are to further the co-ordination of the audits for which its members are responsible, and to exchange information on audit methods and findings.

The Panel may submit to the executive heads of the organisations audited any observations or recommendations it may wish to make in relation to the accounts and financial procedures of the organisation concerned. The executive heads of the participating organisations may also, through their auditors submit requests to the Panel for its opinion or recommendation on any matter within its competence.

Panel Members and Organizations Audited

The current members of the Panel, the organizations audited, and the dates when each member’s term of office expires, are as follows:

Panel Members

Organizations Audited

Date Term of office Ends

Auditor General of Canada,
(Chair of Panel)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

31 December 2015

Comptroller and Auditor General
of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland
(Vice-Chair of Panel)

  1. United Nations Secretariat (Volume 1)
  2. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  3. United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC)
  4. International Trade Centre (ITC)
  5. Capital Master Plan (CMP)
  6. United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  7. United Nations Funds for International Partnerships (UNFIP)
  8. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  9. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  10. Information Communication Technology (ICT)

30 June 2016


Comptroller and Auditor General of India

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations University (UNU)
  • United Nations Escrow (Iraq) Account
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF)
  • Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP)


31 December 2015
31 December 2015
30 June 2016
31 December 2015
31 December 2017

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020

30 June 2020


Controller and Auditor-General of the United Republic of Tanzania

United Nations and its funds and programmes

  1. United Nations Development Programme [ (UNDP) Global Environment Facility (GEF) UNDP]
  2. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  3. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [(UNRWA) including Microfinance and Microenterprise Department]
  4. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Staff Provident Fund
  5. UN Women
  6. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  7. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  8. International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
  9. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
  10. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT)

30 June 2018


First President of the Court of Accounts of France

  1. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

31 December 2017

President, Bundesrechnungshof

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)


Chairman, Philippine Commission on Audit  

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
World Health Organization (WHO)

31 December 2019

31 December 2015

Director, Swiss Federal Audit Office

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

 Group on Earth Observations (GEO),

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC


President, Corte dei Conti

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

30 June 2016

31 December 2016

Ghana Audit Service

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

30 June 2016