Time to Turn the Tide – Miguel Serpa Soares

The UNRIC Podcast on the Ocean Conference

What is at stake when it comes to the ocean’s future? What are its main challenges? Where can we find solutions? What are the expected outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference?

We’ve asked some experts to provide the answers. UNRIC’s podcast “Time to Turn the Tide” aims to give a better understanding of the many challenges facing the ocean, and highlight the importance of international coordination to better explore and protect it.

You can also make a difference and improve your relationship with the ocean, preserving this valuable resource and reversing its deterioration. We’ll tell you how.

It’s time to start a new chapter of global ocean action. The ocean’s future will be decided in Lisbon. The time has come to turn the tide!

EP#1 Miguel Serpa Soares

Miguel Serpa SoaresUN Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs, has high expectations for the Ocean Conference. The targets of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water, have not yet been achieved, and ‘it is considered to be the most under-funded SDG’.

The Conference is a wake-up call.  

In the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the so-called “Constitution” of the ocean, Miguel Serpa Soares states the importance of coordination, compliance and capacity building.

A complex law, simply explained.

An interview by António Ferrari, UNRIC Desk Officer for Portugal

Duration: 11:55 min

Production: UNRIC Team