The event, which had the support of the Executive Secretariat, began at 10:00 am. (GMT -5) and brought together more than 140 people, belonging to 21 full member SAIs, 7 associate members, as well as international allies of the German GIZ Cooperation, the INTOSAI Development Initiative – IDI and the Inter-American Development Bank – BID.
The Extraordinary General Assembly had to resolve important issues for the proper development of OLACEFS, such as the approval of the proposal to hold the XXX Ordinary General Assembly in 2021 in Colombia; maintain the SAIs of Costa Rica and Paraguay as leaders of the technical issues to be developed during 2021; the approval of the extension of mandates for one year of all the organs and working groups of the Regional Organization; the application of the #EFS of Italy to join OLACEFS as an associate member; the relaunch of the Latin American and Caribbean Network to Combat Corruption-RLACC and the formation of the high-level group that will be in charge of managing it.
Additionally, internal administrative issues were discussed, such as the approval of the annual financial audit report of the OLACEFS financial statements, the way in which the annual operational planning for 2021 will be carried out and how the budget should be approved by the next Board of Directors, among others.
The development of the Extraordinary General Assembly of OLACEFS demonstrated to the international community that we are a participatory, resilient and united organization, which does not stop in the face of adverse circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic.