The election was held in the 72nd WHO Assembly in Geneva where the CAG was elected with a majority (90 out of 162 votes) in the first round of voting itself. Apart from India, others competing for the position were the Auditors General of Congo, France, Ghana, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom.
Mehrishi will take over from the incumbent External Auditor of WHO, the Supreme Audit Institution of Philippines. This is the second major international audit assignment for the CAG this year following his selection to the post of External Auditor of Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome earlier this year in March 2019. The CAG of India is currently also on the Board of Auditors of the United Nations and Vice Chair of the UN Panel of External Auditors.
Important Takeaways for SBI PO/Clerk Mains-
- Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is Director-General of the WHO.
Source- Business Standard