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United Nations Legal Counsel Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares took part in the Symposium on the Rule of Law and Sustaining Peace

15 June 2017

On 15 June 2017, the United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, took part in the Symposium on the Rule of Law and Sustaining Peace. This event was a part of a four days long 2017 UNDP Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It brought together the representatives of the United Nations system and the Member States to discuss the linkages between the rule of law and sustaining peace. The Legal Counsel addressed the participants at the closure of the session and delivered a number of important messages from the perspective of the United Nations efforts to promote the rule of law at the international level, including building effective accountability mechanisms. He reflected on the observations of the Deputy Secretary-General to this Meeting, noting the importance of joint efforts with the Member States to bring the lasting peace supported by the rule of law instruments tailored to the needs of different societies.