From May until October, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 11:00 a.m. in Santiago de Chile (UTC-4), the Working Group on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination (GTG) of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) will hold a keynote speech series entitled “HANDS ON DECK: GENDER EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY.” Each meeting will have high-level panelists and moderators, who will present the axes that make up the OLACEFS Policy on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination, seeking to deepen its dimensions and recommendations. The purpose of these speeches is to provide the necessary guidelines for the implementation of the Policy. This is why the importance of each of the axes (Ethical Culture, Inclusion, Sexual/Workplace Harassment, Organizational Culture, People Management, and Audit Functions) will be highlighted both for the operation of the SAI and for the achievement of its tasks in a successful way, allowing the gender approach to permeate within the institution in a transversal way. This coming Wednesday, May 4 will begin the series with the axis of Ethical Culture as the precursor of this great activity. On this occasion, we will have the participation of Tamara Loyola, Integrity Officer of SAI Chile, and Marco Pérez, Network Manager of the Alliance for Integrity (GIZ) in Mexico and the Andean Region, who is Globally responsible for gender. Don’t miss out and sign up for this activity here

Contralores de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen en Valparaíso para presentar avances de OLACEFS

On April 21, 2022, the LXXIV Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) took place in the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Nelson Shack (Comptroller General of Peru) President of OLACEFS, together with the Executive Secretariat, led by Mr. Jorge Bermúdez (Comptroller General of Chile), and the elected Directors: Minister João Augusto Nardes (Federal Court of Accounts (TCU – Brazil), and Minister Álvaro Ezcurra (Office of the Court of Accounts of Uruguay), together with Mr. Edwin Salazar (Comptroller General of Accounts of Guatemala), President of OCCEFS, and Mr. Camilo Benítez (Office of the Comptroller General of Paraguay) President of EFSUR; and the next seat of the OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly, Mr. David Colmenares (Superior Auditor of the Federation of Mexico). In addition, attending as guests were Mr. Erwin Ramírez, representing the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ); and Mr. Martín Zapata, for the Regional Coordination for Latin America of the IACA.

During this day, the activities carried out by the different OLACEFS Committees, Commissions, and Working Groups were reviewed. The actions carried out by the Citizen Participation Commission (CPC), led by Peru; the Capacity-Building Committee (CCC) and the Special Technical Commission for the Environment (COMTEMA), chaired by Brazil; the Working Group on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination (GTG) and the Technical Commission for the fight against Transnational Corruption (CTCT), chaired by Chile; and the Commission on Information and Communication Technologies (CTIC) and the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), chaired by Argentina, and the Working Group on Disaster Control (GTFD), chaired by Mexico, among other relevant initiatives, were highlighted. It also highlighted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between OLACEFS and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (AICA) for the development of capacities of SAIs in the region and the progress presented by the OLACEFS-GIZ Project for strengthening external financial control for the prevention and fight against corruption. The work carried out by the Public Works Audit Working Group, led by Chile, was also closed.

Another one of the points addressed was the report on the organization of the next Ordinary General Assembly to be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, where some of the administrative and financial issues of OLACEFS will be resolved, as well as the election of a new Presidency and Executive Secretariat, to replace the Office of the Comptroller General of Peru and the Office of the Comptroller General of Chile, respectively.

Finally, on Friday the 22nd, the authorities attended various cultural activities typical of the area.

For more information and working papers, go to:

Microsite of the LXXIV Board of Directors

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