Inspectors of the Joint Inspection Unit

The Unit consists of not more than eleven Inspectors, including a Chair and a Vice-Chair. Inspectors are appointed by the General Assembly based on their experience in national or international administrative and financial matters, including management questions, taking into account the principle of equitable geographical distribution and reasonable rotation. Inspectors serve in their personal capacity and are appointed for a term of five years, renewable once. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected each year by the Unit.

Since 1968, there have been 87 Inspectors, including 8 women. They have the broadest powers of investigation in all matters having a bearing on the efficiency of the services and the proper use of funds and, to these ends, may make on-the-spot inquiries and investigations. They are mandated to provide an independent view through inspections and evaluations aimed at improving management and methods and at achieving greater coordination between organizations.


Standing (L to R): Mr. Uren Pillay (Executive Secretary), Mr. Petru Dumitriu (Romania), Ms. Sukai Prom-Jackson (Gambia), Mr. Gennady Tarasov (Russian Federation), Mr. Jeremiah Kramer (Canada), Mr. Jorge Flores Callejas (Honduras), Mr. Rajab Sukayri (Jordan). Seated (L to R): Ms. Eileen Cronin (United States of America), Mr. Achamkulangare Gopinathan (India), Ms. Goenke Roscher (Germany), Ms. Aicha Afifi (Morocco).

Not pictured: Mr. Jean Wesley Cazeau (Haiti)

This picture shows the Inspectors at their Winter Session in December 2017. The terms of Ms. Afifi, Mr. Dumitriu, Mr. Kramer, Mr. Sukayri and Mr. Tarasov have now ended. Ms. Kamioka (Japan), Mr. Lozinskiy (Russian Federation), Mr. Jesús Miranda Hita (Spain), Mr. Victor Moraru (Republic of Moldova) and Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum (Eritrea) have joined the Unit as Inspectors.