Between 2 and 4 April, Montevideo will host the United Nations meeting on International Chemicals Management, a platform to formulate and negotiate a new international policy framework for the management of chemicals and wastes by 2020.

According to the Report on the Chemicals Outlook Globally, chemical production capacity worldwide, the current chemical production capacity of 2,300 million tons, valued at 5 billion USD per year, will double by 2030. The preparation of this report involved more than 400 scientists and experts from around the world and will be officially published on April 1, 2019 at the third meeting of the Open Composition Working Group for Strategic Focus on International Chemicals Management, in Uruguay.

The goal of the summit is to bring innovative solutions to environmental challenges, sustainable production and consumption.