The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) coordinates regularly with other United Nations oversight and coordination bodies, including the Board of Auditors (BoA) and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) , to avoid duplications and overlaps in oversight work, and minimize gaps in coverage. The Joint Inspection Unit takes part in annual “tripartite” meetings with the BoA and OIOS senior representatives, to discuss oversight coordination. It also holds bilateral ad hoc meetings at working level, with these entities, to plan and coordinate respective work programmes, and also share experiences, knowledge, best practices and lessons learned. The Unit also meets on a regular basis with the Independant Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC).
Moreover, JIU has worked on fostering relations with other relevant United Nations system oversight and coordination bodies. It participates,as an observer, in several professional audit, evaluation and investigation forums, including the:
• Representatives of Internal Audit Services of the United Nations Organisations and Multilateral Financial Institutions (RIAS);
• United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), and
• Conference of Investigators of United Nations organizations.