22 November 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III and his co-leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) participated at the 7th ASEAN-United Nations Summit with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the final day of the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In recent years, both Organizations have expressed their commitment to further deepen and broaden cooperation that has been reflected in the outcome documents of previous ASEAN Summits.
The U.N. has been working closely with the regional bloc in order to achieve the common goals set out in the ASEAN-UN Comprehensive Partnership, particularly in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with support from the UN system and support for ASEAN Community building, including the implementation of the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015 and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) with support from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP).
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