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Presentations at ISAR 35

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25 Oct 2018

The thirty-fifth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) is currently being held in Geneva. Presentations from the meeting are currently being posted to the ISAR website.

The two main topics for the meeting are:

  • Enhancing the comparability of sustainability reporting: Selection of core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Issues of practical implementation of international standards of accounting and reporting in the public and private sectors

The background papers for these two topics plus UNCTAD guidance on core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the attainment of the sustainable development goals are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Russian and can be accessed here.

Speakers at ISAR 35 include Michel Prada, former Chairman of the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, Amaro Gomes, IASB member, representatives of AOSSG, EFRAG, GLASS, and PAFA, as well as representatives of IOSCO, IPSASB, CDSB, HLEG, IIRC, and ACCA. Their presentations are currently being posted here.

The workshop before the ISAR meeting this year focused on "Digital currencies and blockchain: implications for accounting“. Speakers included representatives of the Australian standard-setter AASB and the Japanese standard-setter ASBJ who are both conducting research in the area of digital currencies. All presentations from the workshop are available here.

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