The 8th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance. The ASEAN Leaders expressed their appreciation to the UN Secretary-General for his efforts to promote peace, prosperity and human rights in the world in the last ten years. During his tenure, the ASEAN-UN partnership has been significantly strengthened.

2. We are pleased with the progress of the ASEAN-UN cooperation as demonstrated in the implementation of its Work Plan for 2015 period, and note with satisfaction the five-year plan of action (2016-2020) to implement the Joint Declaration on the Comprehensive Partnership between ASEAN and the UN, taking into account the key elements of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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