Ratification: A legal instrument deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, affirming a State’s or regional economic integration organization’s consent to be bound by this Convention. This Convention shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by Member States of UNESCO in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.
Sources: Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions & Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depository of Multilateral Treaties.
Representatives of vulnerable groups: Women and other social groups, including persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.
Source: Article 7 of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Rules of Procedure: The rules by which ordinary and extraordinary statutory meetings of the Convention are run. The Conference of Parties adopts its own Rules of Procedure, while the Intergovernmental Committee prepares and submits to the Conference of Parties, for approval, its own Rules of Procedure.
Source: Articles 22 & 23 of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.