ASEAN and the United Nations today reaffirmed their partnership to work towards the realization of the ASEAN Community and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This commitment was made at the ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States of America. Chaired by H.E. Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, the Meeting was attended by the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, and other Foreign Ministers of ASEAN. Also in attendance were the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh, and senior officials of the UN System.

Noting that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and a milestone in the establishment of an ASEAN Community, the Meeting welcomed the formal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Summit on 25-27 September. The two Organisations also looked forward to the Climate Change Summit in Paris in December. ASEAN welcomed various reviews by the UN in peace and security, including by the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, and the UN looked forward to the presentation of the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision in the near future.

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