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UN - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders.

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UN DPI/NGO Conference 2016 in Gyeongju, Korea

Event to Enable Focus on Education in Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Department of Public Information is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has confirmed its desire to host the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Conference in Gyeongju from 30th May to 1st June 2016.
 


IFHE Participation at UN 66th DPI/NGO Conference 2016

he UN DPI/NGO Conference Report

I would like to thank you and IFHE again to give me this wonderful opportunity to attend the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Korea. I met Doona CHO (right on the photo) at the conference.

More than 2,500 people participated in the conference to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and there were four Conference roundtables and a fifth one organised by the national organising committee. Also the Conference hosted 45 workshops, 69 exhibitions and a series of youth-related events. 

A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The Gyeongju Action Plan provides concrete guidance for NGOs around the world to enhance their ability to lobby governments to commitment to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and mobilise NGOs in communities on the ground (see below).

It was truly an amazing experience to meet people from around the world and share the idea of quality education with other NGOs. I hope IFHE can be more active for the next conference to represent our voices.

1. Gyeongju Action Plan (official document)
http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/files/2016/05/FinalAA.pdf

2. Wrap-up Video
http://webtv.un.org/watch/66th-un-dpi-ngo-conference-gyeongju-republic-of-korea-30-may-1-june-2016-wrap-up/4922888585001
 

3. Impressions of the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference 2016
 

4. For more Information

Submitted by: Jasmin KWON, USA/Korea


New UN Decade on Nutrition - Eradicate Hunger, Prevent Malnutrition

April 2016: Calling attention to the nearly 800 million chronically undernourished people and over two billion with micronutrient deficiencies, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 the start of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

The 193-member General Assembly adopted a consensus resolution on Friday, calling on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead the implementation of the Decade.

In a press release welcoming the decision, FAO called the document "a major step towards mobilizing action around reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world."

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UN DPI/NGO Conference 2014 in New York, USA

"2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda"

UNHQ Complex, New York

The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference will return to United Nations Headquarters from 27th - 29th August 2014. A major civil society gathering at the UN, the Conference will provide an opportunity for civil society, international networks and activists to develop an "Action Agenda" to mobilise messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the launch of intergovernmental negotiations at the beginning of the 69th Session of the General Assembly for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, due to culminate at a summit in September 2015. 

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Please note: IFHE helt a workshop to the theme: "Focus on families to improve sustainable development and eradicate poverty by providing basic conditions and empowerment"

Please click here for downlod the Programme of the IFHE Workshop

Please click here for download the Report of IFHE President Carol WARREN

Please click here for download the Final Conference Report

For getting an Impression of the IFHE Workshop please click here


UN - In Case you Missed It!

A look back at some of the noteworthy news development that took place over the past two weeks in the UN system

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UN - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN 2016: 17 Goals to transform our World

Ensuring a life with dignity

This year, countries adopted a new development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Millennium Development Goals were established in the year 2000 and include eight anti-poverty targets to be accomplished by 2015. Since then, enormous progress has been made towards achieving the MDGs:

  • Global poverty continues to decline
  • More children than ever are attending primary school
  • Child deaths have dropped dramatically
  • Access to safe drinking water has been greatly expanded
  • Targeted investments in fighting malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis have saved millions.

The MDGs are making a real difference in people's lives, and this progress can be expanded in most of the world's countries with strong leadership and accountanility.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals - Promotion Videos

UN 2016: 17 Goals to transform our World

First Ever Global Cinema Advertising "We have a Plan"

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"We the People" for The Global Goals

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Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

United Nations, 2015
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom, it recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

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UNEA - United Nations Environment Assembly

Invitation to join the online space "Sharing narratives of hope and taking the new opportunity offered by the SDGs" in My UNEA

The United Nations wants to hear from you and has created a space especially for you. It is called myUNEA.org, there you can learn about what the UN is doing for the environment, engage with the UN and help inform policy makers and visualise what matters most to you and other people around the world.
The United Nations Environment Assembly, in short UNEA, is a universal assembly created by the United Nations, which every two years gathers ministers of all nations to take action and agree on policy that can ensure a healthy environment for our generation and those to come.

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DPI - Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda

After a marathon of weekend negotiations, countries agreed to the outcome document that will be adopted by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.

This is an important moment - this is the Agenda, containing the new Sustainable Development Goals, that will be promoted for September and the next 15 years. 

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The Secretary-General's statement can be found here


World Environment Day 2015

Special Film Release: SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) launches the movie "One Water - For Sustainable Development"together with partners UN-Water and UNDP

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UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment for Women

The flagship report "Progress of the World’s Women 2015 - 2016" is being launched on 27. April 2015!
The title of this edition is "Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights". Fusing human rights and economic policymaking, this report provides insight and analysis on what makes economies work for women, and how we can make them a reality, for the benefit of all.

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UN - "2015: Time for Global Action"

2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. Earlier this year the Department of Public Information launched "2015: Time for Global Action", the UN system-wide campaign that aims to build public support for the sustainable development agenda and show how the issues behind some of this year's most important events are interconnected.

What you can find on the UN "2015 Time for Global Action" Website

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United Nations - Division for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

UN - Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of Sustainable Development.

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The Yearbook of the United Nations - The authoritative reference work on the UN System

The United Nations has launched the new website of the Yearbook of the United Nations, the main reference work on the Organisation's activities.
Since 1946–47, the Yearbook has served as the authoritative source of information on the United Nations system, providing comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions as well as legal, institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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United Nations 2013 World Youth Report

The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report offers a broad understanding of the situation of young migrants from the perspective of young migrants themselves. The report highlights some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants based on their own lives and told in their own voices.

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Global MDG Conference Working Paper Series - Working Paper 1

December 2013

Global MDG Conference Working Paper Series - Working Paper 1

"Effective Partnership for Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the Sub-national Level: Evidence from the implementation of Nigeria’s Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS)"

Colleen ZAMBA and Vicor OBOH

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18 July Nelson Mandela International Day for Freedom, Justice and Democracy

"Nelson Mandela’s achievements came at great personal cost to himself and his family. His sacrifice not only served the people of his own nation, South Africa, but made the world a better place for all people, everywhere… He showed the way. He changed the world."  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Take Action! Inspire Change

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Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

"A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development"

“Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all.”
The Panel came together with a sense of optimism and a deep respect for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 13 years since the millennium have seen the fastest reduction in poverty in human history: there are half a billion fewer people living below an international poverty line of $1.25 a day. Child death rates have fallen by more than 30%, with about three million children’s lives saved each year compared to 2000. Deaths from malaria have fallen by one quarter. This unprecedented progress has been driven by a combination of economic growth, better policies, and the global commitment to the MDGs, which set out an inspirational rallying cry for the whole world.

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Building the Future we want with Science, Technology and Innovation and Culture

Report of the E-Discussion

"Building the Future we want with Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and Culture"

18 February – 19 March 2013

Organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The summary report on the first and second parts of the Annual Ministerial Review related e-discussion, which took place from 18 February to 19 March 2013 and focused on the critical role of science, technology and innovation (STI), as well as culture in tackling global development challenges is now available.

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High-level Meeting of the General Assembly

High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability and Development

23. September 2013

While the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent a concerted effort to address global poverty, there is a striking gap in the current MDGs and their inclusion of persons with disabilities. The estimated 1 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities are still excluded from equitable access to resources such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal support systems. As a result persons with disabilities experience disproportionately high rates of poverty.

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OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being

These Guidelines represent the first attempt to provide international recommendations on collecting, publishing, and analysing subjective well-being data.

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UN Human Development Report 2013

"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World"

The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world – and its implications for human development.

The South is developing at a pace unprecedented in human history, with hundreds of millions of people being lifted out of poverty in developing nations and billions more poised to join a new global middle class.

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World YWCA Statement - International Women's Day 2013

"A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women"

GenevaMarch 8, 2013: As the international community meets for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) from March 4th -15th, 2013, where Member States representatives will discuss the advances they have made in the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, the World YWCA joins women's groups worldwide to celebrate the progress made over the decades since the first international Women's Day and to look towards the important actions that still need to take place to ensure the improvement of the lives and security of women worldwide.

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The World We Want 2015

In 2000, world leaders promised to halve extreme poverty by 2015 with a global plan called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Thanks to millions of people taking action and a massive global effort, we have already made real progress. The number of people living in poverty has fallen to less than half of its 1990 level. Over two billion people gained access to better drinking water. The share of slum dwellers living in cities fell, improving the lives of at least 100 million people!

Yet, 1.4 billion people still live in extreme poverty. Every four seconds a child dies from preventable causes and over 900 million, particularly women and young people, suffer from chronic hunger. Meanwhile our population is set to rise to 9.5 billion by 2050 and the food system is at breaking point.

Despite all of this, for the first time in history we do have the resources to end poverty and grow our world sustainably. It will take the work of all of us to make this happen and we must make our Governments listen and take action on the things that matter most to people everywhere!

The World We Want will gather the priorities of people from every corner of the world and help build a collective vision that will be used directly by the United Nations and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one that is based on the aspirations of all citizens!

JOIN THE GLOBAL CONVERSATION!

Share your voice. It all starts with you. What kind of World do you Want?

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Empowerment: What does it mean to you?

The "Definitions of Empowerment" represents a collaborative effort, made possible by the answers received from all of you on the Empowerment theme. Your invaluable contributions were essential for the preparation of the Empowerment Booklet.

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is grateful for the many contributions received, which enabled each other as well as readers of the Empowerment survey, to share and learn from their experiences and believes.

To download the booklet, please clickhere(6 MB) or visit: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/ngo/outreachmaterials/empowerment-booklet.pdf

For download the full Online Survey Report please click here


CONGO - New Year's Meesage from the President of CONGO - January 2013

Conference of NGOs in consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)

New Years's Message from the President of CONGO Cyril-Ritchie

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UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing

19 - 20 September 2012 - Vienna, Austria

NGO Political Declaration

Please click here for download the NGO Politcal Declaration


RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012

20 - 22 June 2012 - Rio, Brazil

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Rio+20 "The future we want"

Please click here for download the Draft Declaration from the 210 international NGOs, Members of the Committee on Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe


OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No. 16

Current Status of National Strategies for Financial Education

A Comparative Analysis and relevant Practices

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CoNGO - Road to UNCED Rio+20: 48 Days to Go!

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Submitted by: Gertraud PICHLER, Austria


NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Vienna

NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Vienna - Letter to Ms. Bachalet - May 2012

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Submitted by: Gertraud PICHLER, Austria


UN World Happiness Report 2012

The first World Happiness Report, an attempt to measure social and economic well-being around the world that was tabled during a special conference at the UN.

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Submitted by: Sue McGREGOR, Canada


International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) 2012

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.

With the theme of "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World", the Year seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world. It also encourages individuals, communities and governments to recognize the agency of cooperatives in helping to achieve internationally agreed upon development goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals.

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NGO Committee on Migration - Statement 2011

"Labour Migration, Development and the Protection of Migrant Workers and their Families"

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DPI/NGO Conference 2011 in Bonn, Germany

"Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens"

The 64th Annual United Nations Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), will be held in Bonn, Germany, from Saturday, 3rd to Monday, 5th September 2011. This will be the fourth time that the Conference willl take place outside the UN Headquarters in New York.

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Please click here for downloading the Conference Declaration
 

Please note: IFHE is member of the Planning Committee and

Please note: IFHE had held a workshop to the theme: "Realising sustainable Lifestyles: Empower Families and Households as sustainable Consumers and Producers"

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Please click here for download the IFHE Postcard Home Economics Empowerment: Education for Sustainable Lifestyle

Please click here for download the Abridgement/Abstract of the Keynote Speech of Dr. Vandana SHIVA

For getting an Impression (Photo Gallery) of the 64th DPI/NGO Conference please click here


Women's Empowerment Principles

Equality means Business

The Women's Empwerment Principles are a set of principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace,marketplace and the community. They are a result of a collaboration between UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)and the United Nations Global Contract. The development of the principles included an international multi-stakeholder consultation process, which began in March 2009 and culminated in their launch on International Women's Day in March 2010....

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Submitted by: Eileen GALLAGHER LABINER, Main Representative to the United Nations for IFHE


Keynote Speech Dr. Vardana SHIVA - Alternative Nobelprize Winner

Dear Home Economists,

at the 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference "Sustainable Societies - Responsive Citizens" which is taking place in Bonn, Germany, 3 - 5 September 2011 the IFHE Delegates met Dr. Vandana SHIVA, Navdanya International (India) before her keynote speach at the opening ceremony.

Please take you time and  listen to her Keynote Speech when she focussed on the significance of Home Economics and  demanded a workshop in  Home Economics for wall street experts.

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This was a wonderful experience and great success for Home Economics and for the IFHE Delegates!
Many participants are visiting the IFHE Exhibition related to the conference theme!
Tomorrow an IFHE Workshop will be conducted.

A press release and report will follow in the next IFHE Newsletter September 2011.


UN General Assembly - A/RES/65/191

Sixt-fifth Session - Agenda item 28 (b) - 3 March 2011

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/65/449)]

65/191. Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the oucom of the twenty-third spcial session of the General Assembly

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UN Conference on Sustaibable Development

Rio 2012: Making it Happen Volume 2, Issue 3 - Newsletter of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The Newsletter is produced by the Rio 2012 Secretariat in the Division of Sustainable Development of DESA with input from UN System Offices and other international governmental organizations, Member States and Major Groups from around the world.

Contact us at: uncsd2012@un.org

View full Newsletter at http://www.uncsd2012.org/


Web-site on the Open-ended Working Group on the Human Rights of Older Persons

A web-site providing information about the newly established Open-ended Working Group on the Human Rights of Older Persons was created, please click here
 


Commission for Social Development adopts Resolution

Commission for Social Development adopts resolution on second review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan

During its 49th session, the Commission for Social Development adopted draft resolution E/CN.5/2011/L.3 entitled "Modalities of the second review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing".

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Strengthening International and Regional Frameworks to Protect the Human Rights of Older Persons

As a part of 2011 Founder’s Events, American University Washington College of Law presents an expert panel on "Strengthening International and Regional Frameworks to Protect the Human Rights of Older Persons"
co-sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and United Nations Population Fund. The panel will take place on March 17, 9 – 11.30 am in Washington, DC.

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UN General Assembly - Sixtx-fifth session A/65/L.1

Agenda items 13 and 115

Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

Draft resolution referred to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly by the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session

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UN MDG Summit 2010

United Nations MDG Summit, 20 - 22 September 210 - New York

"The MDGs AT10 AND CIVIL SOCIETY"

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World Health Summit 2010

Translation, Transition, Transformation

Brlin, 10 - 13 October 2010

Charité Berlin - Berlin, Germany

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Please click here for download the Invitation Letter and 1. Announcement


UNITAR - E-Learning Courses

UNITAR ( United Nations Institute for Training and Research)

E-Learning and Networking of a Global Audience and Finance-Sector & Trade Officials

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UN - Human Resources

Galaxy - E-Staffing System

For more information regarding the recruitment process please have a look here


UN - Global Food Crisis

UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe

Information on the Global Food Crisis

regarding UN Entities, UN Conferences & Events, Selected Statements and Speeches of UN Officals etc.

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The Millennium Goals

What are the Millennium Development Goals?

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

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