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United Nations Legal Counsel addresses AALCO high-level event at UNHQ. Learn more

United Nations Legal Counsel addresses the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly at its opening meeting Learn more

United Nations Legal Counsel speaks at Lisbon University Law School. Learn more

Legal Counsel participates in 2014 UN SIDS Conference in Apia, Samoa. Learn more

Mr. Serpa Soares participates in 17 July commemoration at UNHQ. Learn more

Mr. Serpa Soares in his first interview to UN Radio (in Portuguese) on 11 July 2014. Learn more

On 7 July 2014, the Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, opened the forty-seventh session of UNCITRAL. Learn more

For his upcoming second year in office, the United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, decided to make ocean affairs and the law of the sea priority issues. Learn more

At the invitation of the Government of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Serpa Soares visited Beijing from 26 to 29 May 2014.   Learn more

On his first mission to Europe from 1 to 16 May 2014 Mr. Serpa Soares visited Hamburg, The Hague, Berlin, Geneva and Ljubljana. Learn more

Visit by the United Nations Legal Counsel to Cairo (Egypt), Kigali (Rwanda) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). From 2 to 9 April 2014, Mr. Serpa Soares went on his second mission to Africa since his appointment as United Nations Legal Counsel in September 2013.  The mission emphasizes the importance that the Legal Counsel attributes to this region and his determination to work very closely with OLA's partners in Africa over the course of his tenure. Learn more

The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares speaks at New York Law Schools. Learn more

On 19 March 2014, the Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, addressed the 31st Annual Seminar on International Humanitarian Law for Diplomats Accredited to the United Nations. Learn more

The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares attends a side event, entitled "The role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in sustainable development" held on 3 February 2014 during the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more

The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares and the Controller visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Learn more

The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, visits The Hague, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Freetown. Learn more

Secretary-General Appoints Miguel de Serpa Soares of Portugal Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Learn more

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