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United Nations Editorial Manual 2004–2019 (New York). Prepared and maintained for the United Nations under the authority of the Chiefs of the Editing Sections/Units, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. Mention of the names of firms and commercial products does not imply the endorsement of the United Nations. For technical or editorial enquiries, please contact the Editing Section at editingny@un.org.