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Message from the Chairman of the Panel

Rajiv Mehrishi

Rajiv Mehrishi
Chairman of the Panel

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Jorge Bermúdez

Mr. Jorge Bermúdez
Vice-Chair of the Panel

Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile

It is an honour for me to be the Chairman of the UN Panel of External Auditors. With the support of the Vice-Chair, Mr. Jorge Bermúdez, Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile and all other Panel members, I hope to achieve the objective of greater degree of collaboration and coordination, and exchange of information on audit methods and findings, with respect to our mandates. We need to follow the best national and international practices in public sector auditing and enhance our reputation for independent, credible, balanced and timely reporting on public finance and governance.

As external auditors to the United Nations and its Agencies, our work should be consistent with our stakeholders’ fundamental interest in good governance, accountability and transparency. We need to continue to also ensure that our work adds value to the management of our client organizations, contributing to their increased efficiency and effectiveness.

The United Nations is advancing with a major reform agenda. It is essential that we now work with our clients to assess the successful implementation of this initiative.