There are 143 countries that have already confirmed their presence in Lisbon at the United Nations Conference on the Oceans

The Portuguese government believes that the Lisbon declaration that will result from the United Nations conference on the future of the oceans will force the world to change.

The political world, and the world of people who have the power to change behavior, every day.

These are objectives announced less than two weeks before the meeting starts.

As of the 14th, 143 countries and 1778 organizations, including foundations, universities, companies and civic institutions, had confirmed their presence at the United Nations Ocean Conference.

But, unlike usual, both the United Nations and the Portuguese organization believe that the number will still grow until the start of the plenary session, at Altice Arena, on the morning of the 27th.

Among the participants, the presence of 18 heads of state and many other heads of government, including Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and António Costa.

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