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Use of cameras and audio/video recording devices at UNFCCC sessions
 

Use of cameras and audio/video recording devices by participants at sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other meetings and workshops

The taking of still photographs and making of audio or video recordings within a United Nations-designated conference venue is subject to the guidelines below, and, as required, other guidance or instruction as deemed necessary by the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat or United Nations (UN) security 1.

Taking of photographs

Photographs may be taken by participants within the United Nations designated conference venue's public areas, such as lobbies and corridors, and meeting rooms provided that such activities do not disrupt the activities or movements of participants or the security provisions of that area.

In the case of professional/commercial photographers accompanying a Party or observer organization delegation, the Party or observer organization is requested to identify such person(s) on their delegation list, and provide information on the purpose of the photographic assignment.  Once approved by the secretariat, the professional/commercial photographer will be assisted by UN staff  on site to complete their assignments, including an escort by UN staff or security into meeting rooms or other areas should this be requested.  UNFCCC media accreditation provide for professional/commercial photographers from media organizations, including any needed assistance or guidance.

Making of video and audio recordings

Video and audio recordings by participants in public areas, such as lobbies and corridors, may be undertaken provided that such activities do not cause disruption to the activities or movements of participants or security provisions of that area.  Those making recordings should, in advance, seek the permission of those they wish to record.

The making of audio and video recordings by Party or observer organization delegations during open and closed official meetings and in designated high-security zones is not permitted.  The secretariat provides full audio and video recordings for all official open plenary meetings in audio format and webcast on the Internet.  All webcast recordings are available from the secretariat's website.

In the case of professional/commercial audio, video or film producers and technicians accompanying a Party or an observer organization delegation is requested to identify such person(s) on their delegation list, and provide information on the purpose of the audio, video or film production.  Once approved by the secretariat, the professional/commercial photographer will be assisted on site by UN staff to complete their assignments, including an escort by UN staff or security into meeting rooms or other areas should this be requested.  UNFCCC media accreditation provide for radio and television as well as film production organizations, including any needed assistance or guidance.


1 These guidelines are intended for government and observer organization delegations and do not change or replace current policies and arrangements regarding the use of cameras, radio or TV equipment by accredited media organizations at UNFCCC meetings.