CAG Girish Chandra Murmu re-elected as external auditor of WHO for a four-year term

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CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-elected as the external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a period of four years from 2024 to 2027.

An Overview of the News

  • He has held this position at the WHO since 2019, with his current term set to end in 2023.

  • The re-election took place during the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

  • Mr. Murmu secured a massive majority of 114 votes out of 156 in the first round of voting.

  • The appointment of CAG Girish Chandra Murmu is a recognition of the position of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India among the international community.

  • This is the second major international audit assignment for CAG Girish Chandra Murmu this year.

  • Earlier in March, he was selected as the external auditor of the International Labor Organization.

World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Established on 7th April 1948.

  • Specialised agency of the United Nations.

  • Responsible for international public health.

  • Headquarters and Offices:

    • Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

    • Operates through six regional offices.

    • It has 150 regional offices around the world.

  • Mandate and Focus:

    • To promote the highest standard of health for all people.

    • Addresses global health challenges.

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