- adj. Not of or pertaining to paper; not in a paper format.
- non- + paper (Wiktionary)
“A nonpaper is a handy diplomatic device to facilitate precise discussion on an issue without the impediment of labeling the working paper as official and thereby making it more difficult to modify positions in the course of discussion.”
“Perhaps to lighten the loads, Franklin dissuaded riders from carrying nonpaper valuables—“Money, Rings, Jewels” and the like.”
“In the diplomatic world, they call it a nonpaper (ph).”
“Still later did I discover nontoxic paints and compost, and nonpaper copy paper.”
“QUESTION: Mr. Ambassador, would you like to see the French nonpaper (ph) put in the resolution form to be discussed (UNINTELLIGIBLE) consultations by the Security Council?”
“We note that the Egyptian-Jordanian nonpaper proposal that has been well reported on contains ideas that are complementary to the recommendations in the Mitchell Committee report, and we will also discuss with the parties which of these elements in the Egyptian - Jordanian nonpaper might be included in the implementation plan that Senator Mitchell made some reference to.”
“What the foreign minister has been doing is exploring with Egyptian interlocutors, the Jordanian interlocutors and Palestinian interlocutors some ideas on a nonpaper (ph) that has been well-covered and well-reported.”
“We also talked about the negotiations that might be in the future as a result of the nonpaper (ph) that the foreign minister has been discussing with the Egyptians and the Jordanians and the Palestinians.”
“On May 9, Boutros-Ghali submitted a “nonpaper” a deniable discussion paper printed without identification of the author to the Security Council proposing to expand UNAMIR to 5,500 troops along the lines Dallaire had urged weeks before.”
“I moved forward during the next month through a negotiation based on the nonpaper and conducted through the European and the Japanese ambassadors in Washington.”
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