The President of the Romanian Court of Accounts, Mr. Mihai Busuioc, and Mr. Lucian Negrea, Counselor of Accounts, attended the first EUROSAI - AFROSAI Joint Seminar with the theme "Exchange of experience on SDG’s audit (Strategic Development Goals) - a perspective from different regions", organized by SAI Portugal (Tribunal de Contas) in Lisbon from November 21 to 22, 2019,, occasion on which SAI Portugal celebrated 170 years since its establishment.

The main objective of the seminar was the exchange of experience and best practices in the field of SDG audit for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development of the United Nations, in order to implement the objectives, projects and tasks set out in the Strategic Plans of AFROSAI and EUROSAI.

In the context of ongoing global sustainable development concerns, the discussion topics addressed in the seminar aimed at structuring the collaboration plan between AFROSAI and EUROSAI on the preparation and implementation of the SDG audits in order to raise awareness of the importance of institutional cooperation in this field for improving people’s living conditions.

The EUROSAI - AFROSAI joint seminar offered to participating SAIs a good opportunity to share information and experiences of mutual interest, from the audit of the preparation for the implementation of the strategic development objectives, as well as from the audit of the specific SDGs.

Furthermore, by presenting the conclusions and recommendations of the auditors included in the reports of the Supreme Audit Institutions from AFROSAI and EUROSAI, the seminar facilitated the development of the dialogue between the Supreme Audit Institutions and the external stakeholders regarding their role in the implementation of the SDGs, according to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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Romania joined the leaders of the 193 UN member states at the Development Summit from September 2015, adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global action program in the field of development with a universal character that promotes the balance between the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental.

Central to the 2030 Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), informally brought together under the name of Global Goals. Through the Global Goals, an ambitious agenda for the next 15 years is set for the eradication of extreme poverty, combating inequalities and injustice and protecting the planet by 2030.

For the implementation of the European provisions and those of the UN documents on sustainable development, the Department for Sustainable Development was set up, by Government Decision no. 313/2017. The department operates within the Government, subordinated to the prime minister, financed from the state budget through the budget of the General Secretariat of the Government.

EUROSAI - European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (The Romanian Court of Accounts has been a member of EUROSAI since its establishment in 1992)

AFROSAI – African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions