As per Resolution 1 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010) input to Study Group or Rapporteur's Group meetings may be of five types:
- Contributions for action;
- Contributions for information;
- Background documents;
- Temporary documents;
- Liaison statements
Contributions to the Study Group Questions can be submitted for consideration as "for action" or "for information".
Contributions requiring action received at least two months before a meeting will be published and distributed in time for the said meeting. These contributions will be translated (if needed) and posted for access by participants in the requested languages before the date set for the meeting.
Contributions should be submitted with an abstract providing an overview of the content of the document and should clearly indicate what kind of action the meeting is requested to take.
A contribution "for action" will be considered as a delayed contribution when it is submitted after the agreed translation deadline but at least seven calendar days before the opening of the meeting. The delayed contribution for action will be published in the original language only but will appear in the agenda of the meeting.
Contributions submitted to a meeting "for information" are those which do not require any specific action under the agenda of the meeting. These documents are published in the original language only and posted on the website under a separate series. Information documents need to be submitted with a detailed abstract which will be translated for the meeting.
Contributions "for action" and/or "for information" should not exceed five (5) pages and must be submitted using the online template
. In accordance with provision 12.1 of Resolution 1, contributions requiring action from the meeting and which have been received at least two months before a meeting shall be published and distributed in time for the said meeting.
For those contributions received before the deadline that need translation into the requested languages, this will be arranged. Documents arriving after the deadline will be distributed in the original language only.
Your contributions to the work of the Study Group Questions will be highly appreciated. You may of course feel free to co-ordinate your proposals with other Administrations and organizations. A joint contribution requires the written approval of the parties involved in order to authorize its release.