I have a question about the meaning of “reference”. The text is as follows:
As mandated in paragraph 4 d) of Resolution Conf. 4.6 (Rev. CoP18) on Submission of draft resolutions and other documents for meetings of the Conference of the Parties, the Secretariat has gathered a list of reporting requirements that can be found in Annex 2 to this document. In the absence of a definition of “reporting requirements”, the Secretariat has included all references in the Convention, Resolutions and Decisions that request Parties to send reports or information to the Secretariat or other Parties. The list is divided into three categories: 1) reporting requirements and requests for information that can be found in the Convention; 2) reporting requirements and requests for information that can be found in Resolutions; and 3) reporting requirements and requests for information that can be found in Decisions.CITES
Here, does “included references” mean “included citations/quotations”?
Can I use references as the same meaning of citations/quotations?
When I searched Longman dictionary, it says it means “a book, article etc from which information has been obtained”, so I’m so confused. It looks like references just mean the whole source which I quote from according the the dictionary. Please help me. Thank you very much.