500 Participants Join the 34th APIPA Conference in Majuro

34th APIPA Conference in Majuro
34th APIPA Conference in Majuro

Majuro– On August 28, 2023, over 500 participants from the Pacific, including Palau, FSM, Guam, and Fiji, took part in the 34th Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) forum in Majuro. The event was held at the International Convention Center. APIPA was formed in January 1988 by the heads of the audit organizations of five Pacific Islands: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. A year later, the RMI held its first five-day annual conference. The U.S. Government through the Department of the Interior provides funding to assist APIPA in recruiting first-class instructors that deliver courses in auditing and finance.
APIPA was formed to achieve the following objectives:
• Establish an organized body to act as one voice in support of the goal of promoting efficiency and accountability in the use of public resources of emerging nations of the Pacific.
• To provide a forum for exchanging ideas, experience, problems, and identifying solutions, which are often unique to the Public Auditors in the Pacific.
• Sponsor auditing and accounting training workshops in cooperation with established associations of the staff of member offices.
• Identify scholarship sources for Pacific Islanders needing financial assistance to study auditing and accounting at the post-secondary level and promote public awareness to conduct audits of public resources.
Here is the website to learn more about the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA): https://apipa2023.org/about/apipa.