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Recent Developments

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

TREATY EVENT 2013 :TOWARDS UNIVERSAL PARTICIPATION AND IMPLEMENTATION (24-26 and 30 September 2013, United Nations Headquarters) Learn More

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