How to ratify

The Convention is subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by Member States of UNESCO in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.

The Convention is open to accession by non-Member States of UNESCO and regional economic integration organizations.

A designated authority – the President, Prime Minister or Foreign Minister in the case of Member States – must deposit the instrument of ratification with the Director-General of UNESCO. The internal procedure leading to this varies considerably in terms of its duration and mode of implementation, as it is specific to each Member State or regional economic integration organization.

For more information on how to ratify, please contact the 2005 Secretariat : convention2005@unesco.org.

Consult model ratification instrument:

English  French  Spanish  Arabic  Chinese  Russian