Official documents are issued under a masthead bearing the UN and UNFCCC logos and with a UNFCCC document symbol. Official pre-session documents are available before the meeting, usually in all six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish). Post-session documents, normally the reports of a session, are also available in all six official UN languages. In-session documents are available during meetings ( CRPs, Ls, MISCs). L documents are normally translated. CRPs and MISCs are available only in the original language of issue.
UNFCCC documents document symbols include designators for the relevant Convention Body ("CP" for the COP, "SBI" or "SBSTA" for one of the subsidiary bodies, or "SB" for documents prepared for both subsidiary bodies), and the year in which the document was prepared. In addition, the following designators are used:
/INF.- This suffix denotes the Information series. These documents are not translated and are available in the original language of issue for general distribution.
/MISC. - This suffix denotes Miscellaneous documents. These documents are not translated and are issued on plain paper with no UN masthead and are available for general distribution. In the UNFCCC process, submissions by Parties are normally issued as miscellaneous documents.
Add. - This suffix indicates an addition of text to the main document. The distribution category depends on the parent document.
/Rev. - This indicates a new text (Revision) superseding and replacing that of a previously issued document.
/Corr.- This suffix denotes corrigendum documents. It indicates modification of any specific part of an existing document to correct errors, revise wording or reorganise text, whether for substantive or technical reasons. The language of availability and scope of circulation depends on the parent document.
/TP/: This denotes technical papers.
/L: - This suffix denotes limited distribution documents. They are usually translated. The distribution in hard copy is limited to those likely to be immediately interested in the work of the body concerned (however these documents are usually available on the secretariat web site).
Conference Room Papers (CRPs) - A category of in-session documents containing new proposals or outcomes of in-session work for use only during the session. The distribution in hard copy is limited to those likely to be immediately interested in the work of the body concerned (however these documents are usually available on the secretariat web site).
nonpapers - In-session documents
made available informally to facilitate negotiations. Decisions,
recommendations and resolutions of the Conference of the Parties
(COP) are contained in the second part of the COP reports. The
first part of the report contains the report of the proceedings
the session. Below are the document numbers of the decisions
of the past COPs:
COP 1: FCCC/CP/1995/7/Add.1
COP 2: FCCC/CP/1996/15/Add.1 and Corr.1
COP 3: FCCC/CP/1997/7/Add.1
COP 4: FCCC/CP/1998/16/Add.1
COP 5: FCCC/CP/1999/6/Add.1
The list of documents for the COP 6 and the second part of the 13th sessions of the subsidiary bodies, are contained in document FCCC/CP/2000/1 Add.2
List of all year 2000 documents, until November 13
COP 6 documents, until November 13
SBI documents, until November 13
SBSTA documents, until November 13
SBI/SBSTA (SB) documents, until November 13