UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly on Friday appointed the auditor-general of the National Audit Office of China as a member of the UN Board of Auditors for a six-year term beginning on July 1, 2020.
The appointment was made at a plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the recommendation of its Fifth Committee, which is in charge of administrative and budgetary affairs.
China, South Korea and the Philippines nominated their top audit officials as candidates. On Nov. 1, the Fifth Committee decided to recommend the Chinese auditor-general as a member of the UN Board of Auditors after two rounds of secret ballot.
The Chinese auditor-general will replace the comptroller and auditor-general of India, whose term of office expires on June 30, 2020.
The UN Board of Auditors, which has three members, audits the accounts of the UN organization; its peacekeeping activities and special missions; its funds and programs. It reports its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly.
The other two current members of the UN Board of Auditors are the top audit officials of Germany and Chile.