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United Nations organizations audited

The Board is responsible for the audit of a total of 28 UN organizations and programmes. The Board members jointly decide on allocating audit assignments to each member based on specific principles and subject to the concurrence of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

The Bundesrechnungshof’s portfolio comprises the following UN organizations and programmes (as from 1 July 2018):

1. UN Secretariat (Volume I: Lead Auditor China). The Bundesrechnungshof’s share of the assignments encompass the following:

    • United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD)
    • United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)
    • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    • Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP)

2. Funds and programmes

    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)                                  
    • United Nations Development Programme: Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF)
    • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)     
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • United Nations Framework for Combating Climate Changed (UNFCCC)
    • United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD)

3. UN Peacekeeping Operations (Volume II: Lead Auditor Germany) include the following field missions:

    • UNAMID - African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur
    • UNMISS - United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
    • MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
    • MONUSCO - United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


In the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018 the German SAI's audit portfolio also covered the following UN organizations and projects:

    • United Nations University (UNU)
    • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    • UNOCI - United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
    • MINUSCA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

The UN audit reports prepared by the German SAI are available here.



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