Ivo Havinga is Assistant Director of Economic Statistics, Chief of Economic Statistics Branch at the United Nations Statistics Division/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNSD/DESA) since 2003 and is overall responsible for the domains of national accounts (System of National Accounts, SNA), business statistics and international trade. These domains cover the economy and its link with the environment and the society, and the thematic areas of globalization, digitization, well-being and sustainability that inform the SDG indicator framework.
As part of the senior management team of the United Nations Statistics Division, he is closely involved in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data as the global statistical response. He maintains an active and user centered dialogue with partners in the national statistical systems, United Nations bodies and the public and private sector. In line with the 2030 Agenda, he is a strong advocate for a coordinated and integrated policy and statistical approach for the transformation and modernization of the national and international institutional and operational mechanisms. He promotes the use of new data and technologies while ensuring that robust and standards based policy and statistical frameworks are incorporated from the outset in implementation of the 2030 Agenda.