Summary of the Development of the Global Chemicals Outlook II - Information Note (October 2019)

United Nations Environment Programme (2019)

The first Global Chemicals Outlook was published in 2013. Decision 27/12, adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2013, requested the Executive Director to continue work on the Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO), particularly in areas where data were found to be lacking or inadequate, and to enhance transparency through regionally balanced stakeholder involvement, inter alia, with a view to developing in the future a tool for assessing progress towards the achievement of the sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes, including the existing 2020 goal, taking into account and building upon other existing sources of information.