COFO 25

Zoom Webinars Guidelines for Attendees

  • This Webinar will be held using the platform Zoom. 
  • To access the virtual room, please use the login details (link and password ) provided in the invitation. 
  • Interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish for all sessions, as well as in Arabic, Chinese and Russian for the high-level events.
  • Select the language you wish to listen to in the Interpretation menu. Please note that, due to a technical limitation of the platform, Arabic can be listened to on the Korean channel; FAO has already requested Zoom to insert a dedicated Arabic channel in its next release. 
  • Attendees are view-only participants who will be muted. They can be unmuted if the host chooses. Their view of the webinar is controlled by the host. They can interact with the host and the panelists through the Q&A and the chat, if available. 
  • Attendees cannot interact with each other. Zoom Webinars can be accessed from all devices, via web browser or App. 
  • Turn off all sound notifications (Skype, WhatsApp, emails, etc.) while attending the meeting and ensure you are in a place with no background noise or echo. 
  • If you wish to take the floor, use the Raise Hand function, if available.
  • Please adjust your speech to the remote distance environment (speak slower and more clearly, avoid excessive use of acronyms, etc.) 
  • If you intend to read a prepared statement or make a presentation, in order to ensure accuracy of interpretation, please send it before the meeting starts or well before you speak to [email protected] This is solely for use by interpreters, who will treat it as confidential and check it against delivery.
  • We strongly recommend downloading the App on your device for a better user experience, using a PC/laptop with Ethernet (land wire) connection rather than Wi-Fi and disconnecting other devices from your network. 
  • Please use a USB headset or earphones with integrated microphone. Test all technology (including microphone, camera, Internet connection, and screen sharing) before the meeting.