UN urged to set up audit committee

UN urged to set up audit committee

Former head of UK government accounting urges UN to make the move

‘The UN, like many of its individual
member states, has grown corporate governance arrangements over time on an
ad-hoc basis. It now lags behind best international practice,’ said Andrew
Likierman, the former head of UK government accounting and Barclays non-exec. He
urged the international body to make the move last week at a meeting of the UN’s
finance committee.

Likierman has recommended the immediate establishment of an Independent Audit
Advisory Committee, the abolition of the Joint Inspection Unit, and a
‘results-based’ approach to future governance.

The General Assembly
has decided in principle to set up the committee and will now formally decide
whether to adopt Likierman’s recommendations.

For more, go to www.un.org

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