In a nutshell

Established in 1982 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), serviced by UNCTAD is the only intergovernmental working group devoted to corporate transparency and accounting issues at the corporate level. ISAR addresses a variety of issues in corporate accounting and reporting with a view to improving the global comparability and reliability of corporate reports.

ISAR held its thirtieth anniversary session from 6 to 8 November 2013. The session focused on two main agenda items:

  • •The key foundations for high-quality corporate reporting in relation to UNCTAD-ISAR’s Accounting Development Tool (ADT), in particular, the challenges of human resource development;
  • •And it reviewed good practices in sustainability reporting, regulatory and stock exchange initiatives.

Close to 330 participants from almost 90 countries attended the session