The sound management of chemicals and wastes in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

The focus of discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals has shifted to the development of appropriate indicators for measuring progress in the implementation of the Goals at the global, regional and national levels. While the role and relevance of multilateral environmental agreements in that regard have long been recognized, current efforts to develop the Sustainable Development Goal indicators seem to have been hindered by the appropriateness of the data and information emanating from the implementation of those agreements.