Biography

Enrico Giovannini has been the Italian Minister of Labor and Social Policies since April 2013. From August 2009 to April 2013 he was president of the Italian Statistical Institute. He was also president of the Statistical Advisory Board for the Human Development Report of the United Nations, member of the Partnership Group of the European Statistical Committee, and chairman of the board of the World Bank international project for the measurement of purchasing power parity.

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The UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an unprecedented step forward.1 Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which they replace, they apply to all countries and represent universal goals and targets that articulate the need and opportunity for the global community to build a sustainable and desirable …

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Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. −United Nations General Assembly, …

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