Reports of intergovernmental and expert bodies
Reports should be action-oriented and limited to:
- A brief discussion on organizational and procedural matters.
- Recommendations, including resolutions and decisions adopted and draft resolutions and decisions recommended for adoption by the parent body.
- Policy recommendations emanating from expert groups, panels, round tables and multi-stakeholder dialogues.
- New developments, findings and recommendations, particularly for recurrent reports.
Reports should not include:
- A summary of statements made at opening and closing meetings, unless pertinent to the conclusion reached.
- Summaries of statements by individuals; a list of speakers for each item can be included instead.
- A general summary of statements under each item.
- Analysis of information provided, unless required to support policy findings.
- A lengthy discussion of organizational and procedural matters.
- Repetition of already published texts or repetition of texts with only minor changes; an exception is made for draft resolutions that are submitted to an intergovernmental body but not adopted, since such texts are needed for the parliamentary record.
- Quotations from United Nations documents, unless legislative authority is being cited.
- Extraneous information that does not contribute to deliberations.