and in-session documents:
of document symbols:
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
only 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:
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
/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
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
/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).
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
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.