Chair Tan presents 2013 Audit report at World Health Organization

Published: 18 June 2014
Before Chairperson Maria Gracia Pulido Tan’s presentation last May 22, 2014 at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. From left with Chairperson Pulido Tan: Director Danilo Cabug, Director Lito Martin, WHO Comptroller Nick Jeffreys, WHO Internal Oversight Services Director David Webb and Director Ma. Louisa Gonzales. (Photo courtesy of Dir. Gonzales)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- Chairperson Maria Gracia Pulido Tan presented the Report of the External Auditor during the Plenary Session of the 67th World Health Assembly last May 22, 2014 at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters.

The report was received very well by the member states of the UN, including Germany, Japan, USA, Cape Verde and Eritrea, with great appreciation for the audit recommendations of the Commission on Audit (COA). Australia and Turkey, in particular, commended the Chair for the "clear and substantiated audit work of the COA" and thanked her for a "comprehensive and excellent report."

The Commission was elected as External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2011 for two biennial periods from 2012 to 2015.